A Little About the Band
History (Just A Little)
Our founder, former Mayor Gloria Teti of Lawrenceville!
Founded in 1992, the Lawrence Community Concert Band has played in and around Lawrenceville, NJ for more than twenty-five years now and would like to continue for at least twenty-five more!
The second conductor of the band, Bob Bonitz!
Who's In The Band
The name really sums it all up in two words: Community and Band. Our band consists of all volunteers, both professional and beginner musicians, teenagers and senior citizens, and pretty much any combination in between. New members and old members alike, come and play with us whenever you can! While numbering around thirty or forty people at the moment, the band can always grow, so feel free to come on out and try it if you're hesitating.
If you're still feeling nervous about joining, click to read about our band members' stories!
Where We Play
Weeden Park in Lawrenceville
Monroe Village (Monroe)
We play at community locations throughout Mercer County (mostly), including senior centers, nursing homes, and community parks. If you're looking to have an excellent-sounding band play at a location for you, make some arrangements with a community leader and our Vice President, Gill Woody, who handles all bookings.
Hamilton Senior Center
Lawrence Senior Center (Lawrenceville)
Veterans Park in Lawrenceville
What Type of Band Again?
As a concert band, we do not march or play loud football tunes like a marching band, nor do we have any string instruments like a full orchestra (sorry string players!). However, we do have all wind, brass, and percussion players of all levels, so again, come out and try the band if you play one of these types of instruments.
The Music Itself
The music we play is something we find to be incredibly important.
In January, the band begins rehearsing new music for our concerts in June (typically three) and October (ideally two). Also, we usually perform at the Lawrence Memorial Day Ceremony in May and at two holiday concerts in December.
Past themes have included:
- Dancing through the Decades
- Band Favorites (for the 25th anniversary season)
- TV Show Themes
The theme for 2019 was Travelin' Across the USA, so we explored songs that have to do with regions, states, and cities across our country.