Cultural Arts Committee Information & Events


"Our Mission:  To coordinate and conduct cultural and performing arts programs, including art, dance, music and theater, 
for the benefit of the residents of Hanover Township."

For the latest updates, join the Cultural Arts Committee mailing list

Coming Events:

Hanover Wind Symphony:  The Hanover Wind Symphony is our community-based symphonic wind band, and is made up exclusively of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.  They are known for delighting audiences of all ages by giving a contemporary twist to traditional favorites. Before the official kickoff of the 2017-2018 season in the fall, please enjoy these summer concerts:

•          June 28, 2017 - "Summer Series at MJS"

•          July 11, 2017 - "Outdoor Gazebo Series at Ginty Field" – under the stars!

For program details, as well as venue and schedule information, check regularly at the website of the Hanover Wind Symphony at

Art on the Wall: 

Art on the Wall is pleased to present paintings by Jacqueline Baker of Perth Amboy.  Jacqueline works in acrylics, and creates art that “touches hearts and celebrates freedom.”  Her most recent exhibition was at the “Faces of Freedom” exhibit at the Central Jersey Arts Council.  To view a sample of her works, visit Art on the Wall in the Township Building in July and August, 2017.


Local Artists, by invitation of the committee, hang their works in the public areas of the Township Municipal Building. Art work has included Original Oils, Lithographs, Watercolors, Photography, Stone Rubbings, Historical Maps, Pencil Drawings, etc.

Shows are hung for a minimum of two months, permitting viewers to see 6 artists' work each year.

Music / Dance


Concerts are hosted, coordinated and supported to offer our residents a wide diversity of performances. We have enjoyed the concerts of the 
West Point Military Band, Jazz band, numerous performances by professional and amateur area musicians, singers, and actors. We have also
provide continual support the The Hanover Wind Symphonya local organization that has, over the past 25 years, grown to perform in professional venues in Boston, Rhode Island, New York and throughout New Jersey.



Hanover Wind Symphony  on YouTube:  A selection of videos of the Hanover Wind Symphony can be found online at the HWS Official YouTube Channel.  Check it out anytime to see and hear the orchestra in live performances from the past few years.

The Cultural Arts Committee is open to township residents who wish to enhance the Arts experience for township residents. Meetings are held monthly, excluding July and August, in the Municipal Building on the 1st Thursday of each month. If you are interested in becoming a member … click here

"Would you like to be informed of upcoming  Cultural Arts events?  You can have your name added to the email list by with your name and email address, or clicking on this link." 

Recent Events:

Hanover Cabaret 2017:  On April 29, 2017, an enthusiastic audience of area residents enjoyed singing performances from two a cappellagroups:   the all-male barbershop-style Morris Music Men, and Drew University’s all-female On A Different Note.  For more information about the performers, see:  


A Tribute to Count Basie:  On January 15, 2017, the CAC sponsored the Chatham Community Jazz Band, led by Director Ed Beales, in a tribute to New Jersey’s own jazz great William “Count” Basie (1904-1984).   A capacity crowd enjoyed two sets of legendary tunes in the “big band” style.