2023 Concert Dates Announced
Orchestra leaders and music instructors Ray Lahaye of the Raritan High School Marching Band and Tiffani Slattery of the Keyport School District will lead the acclaimed Hazlet Pops community band in its third year.
All are invited to enjoy four evenings of symphony music in as the sun goes down. Bring chairs or blankets to sit upon. All concerts will be held 7 p.m. in Hazlet's Veterans Park, 1776 Union Avenue.
- July 13: Patriotic American Theme
- July 20: Cinema Spectacular
- July 27: Give Our Regards to Broadway
- August 3: Back to the Classics
2022 Hazlet Pops Season Finale
About The Hazlet Pops
On March 21 2021, Hazlet Township announced the formation of an exciting new community band called The Hazlet Pops to perform four free public concerts outdoors, during the summer, at Hazlet parks. The inaugural season was a hit!
The band is led by Raymond Lahaye, the leader of the renowned Raritan High School Marching Band. Since then, Carimine Fiurami and Tiffani Slattery have also conducted.
Concert themes include Patriotic, Movie Music, Broadway Tunes and Back to the Classics Night.
The Hazlet Pops welcomes players with their own instruments from 9th grade on up. To sign-up, please fill out a brief application.
The inspiration to create the Hazlet Pops came from Hazlet Township Committeeman Skip McKay. It came about when thinking about how to present activities in Veterans Park in the summer of 2021 while respecting social distancing protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We love the idea of people families coming to our beautiful park to spread out a blanket and enjoy a free concert by a community band," he said. The vision became a reality, and the band continued to contribute musicality to other township events, like the Memorial Day ceremony and the 9/11 Candlelight Commemoration.