Colts Neck Community Band to Play Fall Concerts

The Colts Neck Community Band is a group of skilled musicians whose primary goal is to come together in preparing and performing high quality music for the community. The band will present two performances for its fall 2017 concert series: Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the Monmouth County Public Library headquarters in Manalapan; and Thursday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m. at the Colts Neck High School.

This fall’s Colts Neck Community Band concerts will feature a variety of music that is sure to appeal to a broad audience. Classical selections will include sections of Stravinsky’s Firebird arranged by Robert Longfield, “Nimrod” from Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and “March and Procession of Bacchus” from Delibes’ ballet Sylvia.  The band will play two American marches: “Esprit de Corps,” by Robert Jager, and “Commando March,” by Samuel Barber.  Two lively Cuban songs of great popularity, Moisés Simons’ “Peanut Vendor,” and Ernesto Lecuona’s “Malaguena” will delight the audience.  If you enjoy modern music, please come out to hear “James Bond Suite,” “Scootin’ on Hard Rock,” by David Holsinger, Larry Daehn’s “As Summer Was Just Beginning,” and “Abbey Road: A Symphonic Portrait.”

The Colts Neck Community Band is a volunteer organization committed to bringing music alive for its audience in central New Jersey.  This ensemble consists of musicians spanning in age from teenagers to senior citizens whose common thread is dedication to the experience of making and sharing music. The band was founded by the late Richard Frankle, a music educator in Colts Neck.  In its sixteenth season, the Colts Neck Community Band continues in its mission to uphold the high standards set by Mr. Frankle. The band’s music director is Kelly Tyma, and conductors include Mel Chayette, Eric Robertshaw, and Don Swinchoski.

All performances are free to the public; donations are always appreciated. Named after founder Richard Frankle, Franklesdream, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that accepts donations and helps provide financial support to the band. Visit and “like” the Colts Neck Community Band on Facebook for more information.

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