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The Concert is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m.. Lawn seating permitted. The concert will feature the Somers Dream Orchestra playing the lush Big Band sounds of the 30s and 40s with true swing era authenticity in instrumentation. This 17 piece band features four-part harmonies and rich orchestrations of beautiful melodies as originally written, scored and recorded by legendary performers such as Harry James, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Arti Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, etc. This renowned ensemble is directed by John Somers on trumpet, and includes five saxophones and/or clarinets, three trombones, four trumpets, piano, electric guitar, base guitar, drums and vocalists.
A brief program is scheduled at 8:30 p.m. beginning with the Color Guard from VFW Post 4591, the Pledge of Allegiance lead by the Girl Scouts, the National Anthem and an Invocation by Fr. Raymond Holmes of Corpus Christi Church. Mayor William J. Torre will welcome the community to the festivities. Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck will speak briefly, and then make a presentation to the VFW for their 100th Year Anniversary. In addition, prizes will be awarded by the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department Memorial Day Bike Marathon cosponsored by Bill Kundert of Kundert Volvo. After these ceremonies, the concert will continue until the on-site 50-50 drawing at approximately 9:20 p.m..
The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.. The pyrotechnic contractor International Fireworks is operated by the Serpico Family formerly of Hasbrouck Heights and is the same contractor the Lions Club has used for 15 years.
These fireworks are even more fabulous because of the generous contributions of the corporate sponsors: Bergen Commercial Bank, Holiday Inn, International House of Pancakes, Kearny Federal Savings, Kundert Volvo, Loveys Pizzeria & Restaurant, and Michael Dodge. The advance ticket sales & gate fee pay for this event, but its the sponsors who provide the EXTRA FIREWORKS for a spectacular show!
The concessions tent will be provided by Russ Schroeder from Taylor Rental of Ridgewood, NJ. The HH Ambulance Corp will provide free blood pressure checks. Sheriff Joseph L. Ciccone is providing additional manpower.
Handicap entrance is located at the Franklin Avenue and Route 17 gate. A limited number of parking spaces have been "reserved" near the Franklin Avenue entrance.
Admission is $5 at the gate, children under 5 free. Advance ticket sales are $3 and available at many select Boulevard merchants and professionals.
Rain date is Monday, July 5 with an extended rain date of Friday, July 9. Rain call is 288-3373. Additional information is available at: www.hasbrouck-heights.com/fire/htm. The event is sponsored by the Hasbrouck Heights Lions Club, Inc. serving the community since 1931.
Enjoy "The Big Band
Sound" of the 17 piece
The ensemble is directed by John
Somers on trumpet, and includes five saxophones and/or clarinets, three trombones, four
trumpets, piano, electric guitar, base guitar, drums and vocalists. For more information
please call 1-800-465-BAND.
ADVANCE TICKET ONLY $3 --
Gate Ticket $5 -- Children under 5 FREE
Our esteemed Mayor William J. Torre and the Town Council, the Board of Education, especially the grounds crew, Chief Mike Colaneri and the Police Department, Chief Vincent Monahan, Arthur Jackson and the Fire Department, Sheriff Joseph L. Ciccone for providing the horse patrol and clean up crew, the Color Guard from VFW Post 4591, HH Girl Scouts, Rev. Raymond M. Holmes, Corpus Christi Church, Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck, Photography by Bob Major of Flash Photo, HH Ambulance Corps, Robert Heck and the Department of Public Works, Russ Schroeder (Taylor Rental/Ridgewood) and his "team" for handling the concessions, HH Little League, HH Swim Club, Heights Flower Shoppe and the HH Band Parents Assoc. for field decorations and clean-up, United Wire Hanger for providing our stage, NJ Veterans Home (Paramus), Minuteman Press for donating the posters and tickets, Barbara Maldonado and the Boro Clerks Office, Marie Gallo for all her assistance, and The Observer.
Special appreciation goes to the sponsors who provided the extra fireworks: Bergen Commercial Bank, Holiday Inn of HH, International House of Pancakes, Kearny Federal Savings, Kundert Volvo, Lovey's Pizzeria and Restaurant and Michael Dodge.
But most importantly, thank you the community at large, for financially supporting this patriotic program, and help making this a safe public event for everyone.
A Standing In
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