In Monmouth County, there are a few options for the unprofessional musician who just enjoys playing his/her instrument in a group. Here are some of the groups I’ve found that you could probably join without too much hassle:

1. GSCB, which I’ve mentioned in a previous post
2. Colts Neck Community Band, which I’m not in, but I know people who are, and
3. Ocean Grove Summer Band, to which ANYONE can show up and play. (We only ask that you show up Monday 7:30 for a rehearsal and again on Wednesday for an 8:00 concert. That’s it! No commitment! But only in the summer. Ask me for details next spring.)

(For more community bands, check out this page; for contact info of any bands found on that page, check this contact page.)