South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble will play concert in Heritage Park

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Press Release - July 2021

Karen Poorman, President

Keith Hodgson, Conductor and Music Director


Absecon, New Jersey

Heritage Park

August 29, 2021, at 4:00 PM

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The Band is Back!!!!  

On Sunday, August 29th at 4:00pm, South Jersey’s Band for 25 years, and a recently named finalist for the “American Prize” in the Community Band Division, The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble, will close out the summer season in Absecon, NJ at Heritage Park. A program of Americana, patriotic, Broadway and jazz music will fill the air celebrating the return of live music and making music together! Don’t miss it!! Bring your lawn chair, your family, your neighbors, and friends!

The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble is a community concert band that rehearses and performs a wide variety of music for the modern wind band. Keith W. Hodgson, has been the Conductor/ Artistic Director since the ensemble’s inception in 1997. Associate SJAWE Absecon ConcertDirector, Ron Poorman, Assistant Director, Jennifer Hodgson, as well as the Board of Directors led by President, Karen Poorman help lead the organization to new and innovative experiences each year for our members and audiences.

The SJAWE performs 5-6 concerts annually, collaborates with guest conductors and soloists annually and has a long history of commissioning, recording, partnering with community organizations and performing at conventions. Among the performance highlights include the 2019 & 2014 National Conventions of the Association of Concert Bands as well as the Kennedy Center’s Sousa Band Festival (2017). The SJAWE was the recipient of the 2006 Sudler Silver Scroll Award from the John Philip Sousa Foundation. Learn more about the South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble by visiting our website. Looking forward to seeing you at our concert on August 29th at 4:00pm!!