Cultural Arts Committee Information & Events


"Our Mission:  To coordinate and conduct cultural and performing arts programs, including art, dance, music and theater, 
for the benefit of the residents of Hanover Township."

For the latest updates, join the Cultural Arts Committee mailing list

Coming Events:

Chamber Music Performance at Hanover Rec Center:  On November 19, 2017, from 3:00 to 4:30, the CCB Flute Ensemble will perform a variety of classical, show tunes, and popular music.  This ensemble is the flute section of the ever-popular Chatham Community Band.  Refreshments will be served and admission is free.  For more information, click here.

Hanover Wind Symphony:  The Hanover Wind Symphony is our community-based symphonic wind band, and is made up exclusively of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.  They are known for delighting audiences of all ages by giving a contemporary twist to traditional favorites. They have announced the performance schedule for the 2017-2018 season:

·        October 25, 2017 - "Friends Old and New,” at Memorial Junior School

·        March 11, 2018 - "Brass in the Bickford,” at Bickford Theatre (Morris Museum)

·        April 18, 2018 – “Outreach Concert,” at Jefferson HS

·        May 16, 2018 – “Remembrance,” at Memorial Junior School

·        June 27, 2018 – “Indoor Pops Concert:  Winds Beneath My Wings,” at Memorial Junior School

For program details, as well as venue and schedule information, check regularly at the website of the Hanover Wind Symphony at


Art on the Wall:

Art on the Wall is pleased to present paintings by Mr. Andreà Cassar, an award-winning Graphic Designer and Artist, who emigrated to the United States from Italy in 2004 and now resides in East Hanover, NJ.  He is currently the Vice President of Creative Services at Blue Force Communications, global public relations firm.  Cassar has held management and design positions with companies including Macy’s, GAP Inc. and The Children’s Place.  His recent exhibitions include Casa Colombo, The Glass Book Project, and Paul Robeson Galleries. He is also the inventor of the Cettina typeface. To view a sample of his works, see his web site at , and visit Art on the Wall in the Township Building in November and December, 2017.



Local Artists, by invitation of the committee, hang their works in the public areas of the Township Municipal Building. Art work has included Original Oils, Lithographs, Watercolors, Photography, Stone Rubbings, Historical Maps, Pencil Drawings, etc.

Shows are hung for a minimum of two months, permitting viewers to see 6 artists' work each year.

Music / Dance 

Concerts are hosted, coordinated and supported to offer our residents a wide diversity of performances. We have enjoyed the concerts of the 
West Point Military Band, Jazz band, numerous performances by professional and amateur area musicians, singers, and actors. We have also
provide continual support the The Hanover Wind Symphonya local organization that has, over the past 25 years, grown to perform in professional venues in Boston, Rhode Island, New York and throughout New Jersey.



Hanover Wind Symphony  on YouTube:  A selection of videos of the Hanover Wind Symphony can be found online at the HWS Official YouTube Channel.  Check it out anytime to see and hear the orchestra in live performances from the past few years.

The Cultural Arts Committee is open to township residents who wish to enhance the Arts experience for township residents. Meetings are held monthly, excluding July and August, in the Municipal Building on the 1st Thursday of each month. If you are interested in becoming a member … click here

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Recent Events:

Hanover Township Day 2017:  On September 9, 2017, the Cultural Arts Committee sponsored a booth at the annual Hanover Township Day.  Residents received information about the arts in town, and kids had a chance to create a fun musical instrument.  



Hanover Cabaret 2017:  On April 29, 2017, an enthusiastic audience of area residents enjoyed singing performances from two a cappellagroups:   the all-male barbershop-style Morris Music Men, and Drew University’s all-female On A Different Note.  For more information about the performers, see:  


A Tribute to Count Basie:  On January 15, 2017, the CAC sponsored the Chatham Community Jazz Band, led by Director Ed Beales, in a tribute to New Jersey’s own jazz great William “Count” Basie (1904-1984).   A capacity crowd enjoyed two sets of legendary tunes in the “big band” style.