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Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary Season!

There's an old saying that when one door closes, another door opens. In May 1985, Farleigh Dickinson’s Florham Park/Madison campus closed the door on their symphonic band. But another door opened when, in September of that year, the nucleus of the FDU group became the Hanover Wind Symphony under the direction of Peter Boor. The rest, as they say, “is history."

For three decades, the Hanover Wind Symphony has played to enthusiastic audiences throughout New Jersey and beyond. Our members are volunteers who share a love for music as well as enriching the cultural fabric of the community with the thrill of live wind band performances. By day, our members are accountants, engineers, teachers and executives. They come together to connect musically with others, share the enjoyment of music with live audiences, and help mentor the next generation of wind musicians.

Here we are 30 years later, under the direction of Matthew J. Paterno still bringing music to people and people to music with a very exciting lineup of performances. Our season opens on Saturday, October 25th as we share "New Horizons" a concert that will introduce new, exciting and unique works for symphonic band. 

We are thrilled to have a concert season planned that will no doubt have something for everyone. Our 30th Anniversary Pearl Jubilee is highlighted with a free concert "There's No Place Like Home" on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:00pm at our “home base” newly remodeled venue the Memorial Junior School Auditorium, 61 Highland Avenue in Whippany, NJ. The Hanover Wind Symphony will be performing the world premiere of a newly commissioned piece celebrating 30 years of making music. Our guests are invited to join the members of the ensemble for a special post concert reception.

We welcome old and new friends as well as our extended Hanover Wind Symphony family to join us in celebrating this major milestone throughout our season long celebration. We also would like to thank all who have supported the ensemble over the last 30 years, without whom this amazing journey would not have been possible.




Funding has been made possible in part by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, BT ExxonMobil, the Hanover Township Board of Recreation Commissioners, and the Cultural Arts Committee of Hanover Township, IBM, The Provident Bank, Sanofi Pasteur, Verizon Foundation, and people like you!!


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