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Hanover Wind Symphony Scholarship 2018

About the Scholarship

The Hanover Wind Symphony is proud to announce our 2018 summer music scholarship! The scholarship is intend-ed to support the attendance of a summer music program for students with a passion for their instrument. The scholarship will be available to students who are presently in grades 8-11 who reside in New Jersey. Awards will be based upon a recommendation from their music educator (either public or private), an interview, and an audi-tion. The scholarship will provide an amount sufficient to cover tuition of a high caliber summer music camp with a quality music faculty for a minimum of one week.

The recipient of the scholarship will also perform with the Hanover Wind Symphony on a Fall concert program.

About the Hanover Wind Symphony

One of only a handful of outstanding community-based adult wind bands in New Jersey, the renowned Hanover Wind Sympho-ny (HWS) is a prime example of the power of music and its influence on our lives. The symphonic band, made up exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, embraces its mission of bringing Music to People and People to Music. Its mem-bers, though expert in talent, come from all ranks of professions, both inside and outside of music, who desire both an outlet for their creative talents and an opportunity to refine their musical skills. The HWS is diverse in its background, yet singular in its pursuit of musical excellence.

As a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, the HWS has played to enthusiastic audiences in and around greater Morris County for over a quarter-century. The volunteer musicians are committed to advancing excellence in the wind band tradition.

HWS members are your neighbors, sharing their passion for music with Community Outreach Programs that include: free and affordable local concerts, joint programs with public schools, collaboration with local nonprofits, programs for children and families, world-class soloists, outdoor concerts.

Audition Requirements Candidates will be interviewed and audition for a small committee of HWS members who will make the final deci-sion.

Candidates in grades 8—11 who wish to apply should provide the following: - Prepared solo of your choice (no accompaniment). - Recommendation of school or private music teacher which speaks to your experience, musicianship, and dedication to music. - List of up to three potential music camps the student would like to attend in the summer of 2018. - Music resume. - Essay on your enthusiasm for music in 200 words or less . Note: Family of current HWS members are ineligible to apply.

Application along with teacher recommendation should be postmarked by March 1, 2018.

Auditions will be held in April 2018.

Questions should be directed to Gail Lalk at

Applications should be mailed to:

Hanover Wind Symphony Scholarship 2018

P.O. Box 100

Whippany, NJ 07981

Click Here for the Full Scholarship Application 



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Now in our 33nd season of ‘bringing music to people and people to music’, the Hanover Wind Symphony announces its new lineup of exciting performances.

Our season opens on Wednesday, October 25 with Friends Old and New at our home venue, Memorial Junior School in Whippany. Come hear our first music scholarship winner saxophonist Chris Mantell of Randolph play Hartely’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Band. Also hear new and familiar favorites. Join us for a post-concert reception to meet all the players.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, December 10 for our annual holiday concert Christmas Presence. It has become a Christmas tradition for both our audience and members. 

On Sunday, March 11 it’s Brass at the Bickford at the Morris Museum in Morristown which has become our "home away from home" in this intimate venue. 

Join us in Oak Ridge for our Outreach Concert on Wednesday, April 18 at Jefferson Township High School.

We're back home at Memorial Junior School to pay homage to the end of the First World War, 1914 – 1918, with our concert Remembrance on Wednesday, May 23.

Stay tuned in the Spring for announcements for our Gazebo Series concerts in the great outdoors.



The Hanover Wind Symphony supports the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

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, and the Cultural Arts Committee of Hanover Township.