Museum Benefit Concert, November 5, 2:00

The museum will be presenting a special historical program and benefit concert on Sunday, November 05, 2017 at the Crossroads, 78 North Avenue, Garwood, at 2:00 PM. The show is geared towards all ages.

The theme of the program is popular music of World War I, featuring a hit parade of music popular between 1914-1918. Selections will include a mixture of early Dixieland, military music and other standards of the era accompanied by educational content.

Presenting the program is Westfield’s own Florian Schantz Jazz Combo, a group that has delighted audiences all over the tri-state area by conducting 3 annual multistate library tours through NJ, NY and CT. Leading the group is Florian Schantz, a 15 year old professional trumpet player who has performed over 300 engagements since he founded his band at age 9.  In addition to Florian Schantz on lead brass, the band features Rup Chattopadhyay on trombone, Margaret Schantz on flügelhorn, Danny Tobias on trumpet, Lowell Schantz on guitar, Jeff Little on bass, and Nick Scheuble on drums.

Tickets may be purchased in advance through the museum for $20 or at the door for $25. Children under 12 are free with an accompanying adult. Please call the museum at 908-232-1776 or email for tickets or more information. Proceeds will benefit the Miller-Cory House Museum.  For advance lunch reservations for the event, please contact the Crossroads at (908) 232-5666.

This history/ arts program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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