The South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble is a 65 member band that is composed of members from the lower third of New Jersey.  It is more than a community band because its members come from many communities in Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean, Burlington and Camden Counties.  They are professional musicians, teachers, Professors and college trained adults.  SJAWE has played over 100 concerts as it starts its 18th year, including 3 performances at the NJMEA Conference, Longwood Gardens, the Ocean City Music Pier, The Richard Stockton College PAC, the OceanFirst Theater at the STAC, the Hess Educational Complex, and the Cape May Convention Hall, among others.  SJAWE will be a featured band at the 2014 Association of Concert Bands National Convention in March.  The members donate their services and the band is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

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Proud member of 
SjCA
South Jersey Cultural Alliance
 

2006 Recipient of

The Sudler Silver Scroll

North America’s

Most Prestigious Award

for

Community Concert Bands

NEXT CONCERT

Performed at 2014 ACB Convention in Allentown, PA



Wind Band Favorites

Keith W. Hodgson, Conductor

Major Michelle Rakers, Assistant Conductor, US Marine Band, Washington DC. Guest Conductor

Plus 50 Honors Music Students from H.S. and College


April 27, 2015

The Richard Stockton College of NJPerforming Arts Center

7:30 PM


All Seats Reserved - $17

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MAJOR MICHELLE RAKERS

Joined USMC Band in May 1998 as a trumpet/cornetist

Assistant Director July 1, 2004-present



Assistant Director Major Michelle A. Rakers joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in May 1998 as a trumpeter/cornetist. She was appointed Assistant Director and commissioned a first lieutenant in July 2004 and promoted to captain by Commandant of the Marine Corps General Michael W. Hagee on Jan. 1, 2006. She was promoted to major and appointed Executive Officer and Senior Assistant Director in July 2014. She is both the first female Assistant Director and first female commissioned officer in the history of “The President’s Own.”

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WATCH A SLIDE SHOW FROM OUR “JUST FOR FUN” CONCERT IN THE LINW00D MEMORIAL PARK ON FATHER’S DAY.  PHOTOS BY STEVE HORNIG, SLIDE SHOW BY KAREN POORMAN.  CLICK HERE 

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