CULTURAL ARTS COMMITTEE
"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."
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Barn Dance? -- Not Quite. Join us Saturday, April 21st for our 5th annual Cabaret featuring a local Square Dancing Group with updated music and fun. See the familiar squares and costumes blended with today’s music. Wear jeans and plaid shirts to help set the mood. Soft drinks and snacks will round out the evening. For more information READ FLYER
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. They have announced the performance schedule for the 2017-2018 season:
April 18, 2018 – “Outreach Concert,” at Jefferson HS
April 25, 2018 - "Brass in the Bickford,” at Bickford Theatre (Morris Museum)
May 16, 2018 – “Remembrance,” at Memorial Junior School
June 27, 2018 – “Indoor Pops Concert: Winds Beneath My Wings,” at Memorial Junior School
For program details, as well as venue and schedule information, check regularly at the website of the Hanover Wind Symphony at http://hanoverwinds.org/
Art on the Wall:
Art on the Wall is pleased to present works by New Jersey-based photographer Gina Petrecca. She has been pursuing photography since a young age, and specializes in still life, landscapes, nature, and animals. Ms. Petrecca says of her art, “I get inspired by colors, shapes, or anything different. My inspiration changes depending on the situations I find myself in. Sometimes an idea just pops in my head and I just do it.” See samples of her work on her website at https://ginapetrecca.carbonmade.com/projects/4529849 and visit Art on the Wall in the Municipal Building during March and April.
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 Symphony, a 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
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Chinese New Year Event: On February 11, 2018, over 260 township residents participated in the Cultural Arts Committee’s Chinese New Year celebration. Attendees rang in the Year of the Dog with decorations, refreshments, and Chinese-themed music by Peter Lin and the Lintet.
CCB Flute Ensemble: On November 19, 2017, the Cultural Arts Committee sponsored "The Flutes Are Coming," a chamber music performance by the flute section of the Chatham Community Band. They performed a variety of classical, show tunes, and popular music.
Hanover Township Day 2017: On September 9, 2017, the Cultural Arts Committee sponsored a booth at the annual Hanover Township Day. Residents received information about the arts in town, and kids had a chance to create a fun musical instrument.
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.