Please join us for our winter concert. “‘‘Tis the Season to Have Fun”

December 17th 3:00 P.M. Bridgewater-Raritan High School auditorium.

Holiday Concert by the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band


Celebrate the holiday season at a free concert performed by the acclaimed Raritan Valley Symphonic Band on Sunday, December 17 at 3:00 pm.  The concert will be held at the Bridgewater-Raritan High School auditorium, located at 600 Garretson Road in Bridgewater; a short drive from the Bridgewater Commons mall.

The concert’s theme is “’tis the Season to have Fun” and features traditional holiday music and more.

Dr. Christopher Sumner, Conductor and Musical Director, noted that “This is going to be an exciting concert.  We will, of course, offer traditional favorites like Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride” and “Christmas Festival”, but we will also perform some holiday music like you’ve never heard before.  Among these are arrangements of traditional holiday music, but presented with a new and fresh approach.  Some of these include “Christmas with Mozart” and an entertaining arrangement of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, both by Julie Giroux, who composes for television, film and concert bands.   These two works combine traditional Christmas music with well-known classical themes.

Three trumpet soloists will be featured in Leroy Anderson’s “Bugler’s Holiday”.  The band will also perform Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”, Tom Wallace’s “Midnight Sleighride”, Robert Smith’s “Jingle Bell’s Forever”, David Bobrowitz’s “Hava Nagila” and much more. 

The 80 piece Raritan Valley Symphonic Band (RVSB) is one of New Jersey’s premiere, volunteer musical groups.  The band includes professional musicians, music educators and amateurs.  Known for bringing quality music to the community, the RVSB has been described as “a band that keeps the community band tradition alive and well in New Jersey”.