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Summer 2023 Concerts

Freedom Brass Dixie performing in the Southampton Twp, NJ,  Memorial Day Parade,  10AM-12 noon


Freedom Brass Quintet performing in the Southampton Twp., NJ, Memorial Day Parade,  10AM -1:00 pm,  Parade and free concert at  The Grange.  Come join us for a great Memorial Day Lunch and concert. 

Freedom Brass Dixie performing in the Cranbury , NJ , Memorial Day Parade  at 1:00 – 3:00pm , which begins on Main Street , Cranbury , NJ

Memorial Day Parade | Cranbury NJ (cranburytownship.org)

Freedom  Brass Dixie performing in the Titusville, NJ ,  4th of July Parade  @ 1:00PM – 3:00 pm.(https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLWkFFhNEnhyNw3q8zCRoHlmDRAR6zpPVC_WlsPmlJk-DzVQ/viewform)

Freedom Brass band revival of the Joe Colletti Band for the Feast of Corpus Christi

Friends of Freedom Brass

Friends of Freedom Brass: Jerry Rife Rhythm Kings performing at Etra Lake Park , East Windsor,  NJ,

for Independence Day Celebration 2022:

  • Jerry Rife-clarinet
  • Pete Reichlin- trombone
  • Jim Parker- Tuba
  • Al Mikula- banjo
  • Dennis Ionata- trumpet
  • Mitch Frank- drums
Friends of Freedom Brass: Jerry Rife Rhythm Kings performing at Etra Lake Park , East Windsor,  NJ,
for Independence Day Celebration 2022

June 2022

Freedom Brass is sponsoring the Joe Colletti Marching Band on :

  • June 19, 2022 at St. Joseph’s RC church (226 French Street Hammonton,  NJ) the Procession of Corpus Christi begins at 6pm
  • June 23,  for  St. John the Baptist Society ,  Procession begins at 7:15pm.   Masses precede procession at 5pm and 6:30pm, respectively. 

Summer 2022 Gigs

  • Freedom Brass Dixie and Freedom Brass Quintet are  playing at the Memorial Day Parade on May 30th,  in Southampton Twp. , NJ;   5 -Retreat Road ,  Southampton , Twp. NJ  .   Start at 10 AM.  Come and See us!
  • Freedom Brass Dixie is playing in the Cranbury NJ Memorial Day Parade,  Main Street , Cranbury , NJ,  Parade Starts at 1pm.  Come and See us !!  
  • Freedom Brass Big Band is playing on Wednesday night,  July 20, 2022  at the Southampton Twp.  NJ  Summer Concert Series.   Concert is free,  bring a lawn chair.  Concert starts at 7:15pm.  

Taps on Veterans Day

Taps on Veterans Day,  St. Mary’s Cemetery, Trenton, NJ,  November 11, 2020. 

Photo by Rich Hundley, The Monitor Magazine

Festive Season Statement

Dear Friends of Freedom Brass,   Sorry that we have not been out performing, but the pandemic has had a negative impact on our musical pursuits. We are practicing and ready to roll once the green light is achieved.   

Please accept our sincerest best wishes to you and your families for a safe,  joyous , and peaceful Holiday Season filled with great health and prosperity, now and thru the New Year!  We will see you soon!  Keep the faith.   God bless,  Freedom Brass.  


Freedom Brass Dixie Concert in February!

Come out and join the Freedom Brass Dixie ensemble!

Saturday ,  Feb 22,  12pm to 3:30pm,  Freedom Brass Dixie , Laurita Winery,  New Egypt, NJ



Freedom Brass December 2019 Concerts

Saturday ,  December 7  at 12:30pm ,  Burlington Nursing Home,  Burlington, NJ
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 4:30 – 9PM , Freedom Brass QuartetDowntown Historic Medford Village
1 Main Street (Route 541)Medford, NJ 08055
Sunday, December 8, 2-4 PM,  St. Mary’s Assisted Living,  Lawrenceville , NJ

Memorial Day 2019

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Memorial Day,  Cranbury , NJ.   Dennis Ionata,  Bob Smith on clarinet,  Steve Moise on tuba, and Dave McGraw,  Pete Reichlin and Bob Apgar.