Independence Day Concert: July 4th at 5:30 p.m. on the Metuchen High School Lawn (or MHS auditorium should it rain)

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Pack-up the kids and the lawn chairs (or a blanket), Metuchen resident Edward Logue, former Supervisor of Music and Band Director at Metuchen High School, will conduct the band at this special patriotic event. 


The Brio Symphonic Band will be performing marches, vocal and trumpet soloists, folk tunes, movie favorites, and other traditional and classic band music. The band is made-up of musicians from the Central New Jersey Musician's Union, Local 202-373 AFM. 


Mr. Logue is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College and the University of Arkansas and, since his retirement in 1995, he has worked as a free-lance percussionist in the area.  He organized and conducted the Metuchen Gala Centennial Concert and the Metuchen 9/11 Memorial Concert. Mr. Logue has also been musical director to several Plays-in-the-Park productions.

The evening's program includes:


American Salute, Morton Guould



Selections from "PORGY AND BESS", George Gershwin; Arr. Robert Russell Bennett


Valdres (Norwegian March), Johanness Hanssen; Arr. Glenn C. Bainum


The Vanished Army (they never die), Poetic March, Kenneth J. Alford


Selections from "MAN OF LA MANCHA, Mitch Leigh; Arr. Frank Erickson


Disney at the Movies, Arranged by John Higgins




The Blue and the Gray  (a Civil War Suite), Arranged by Clare Grundman

Kingdom Coming, Marching through Georgia, Tenting Tonight,  The Yellow Rose of Texas, Aura Lee, Dixie,  The Battle Hymn of the Republic



David Schneck 'flugelhorn; Based on a theme by Joaguin Rodrigo from his Concerto de Ananjuez


John Williams: The Symphonic Marches,  John Williams

Raiders March   Arr. John Higgins; Imperial March; Olympic Fanfare And Theme


Armed Forces Salute:  During the playing of this medley of Service Songs we ask that veterans and members of each branch of service rise as their song is played


Saint Louis Blues March, W. C. Handy;  Arr.  Jerry Gray


America the Beautiful,  Arr. Carmen Dragon

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Great- that still leaves time to drive over to Papaianni Park in Edison to see the Fireworks. I hear Choi and Yackel will be mud wrestling!

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