Hazlet Pops

Hazlet Pops will play at 8th Street Park, West Keansburg section of Hazlet on Aug. 5

Hazlet Pops Concert Rescheduled for Aug. 5

Update July 28, 2021

Due to the weather forecast, the Hazlet Pops concert for Thursday, July 29 was rescheduled to Thursday, August 5. 

The time and location remains the same: It begins at 7:30 p.m. and will last about an hour. The location is 8th Street Park, which is at the corner of 8th Street and Brown Avenue in the West Keansburg section. (You can access 8th Street by turning off Laurel Avenue.)

About Hazlet Pops

On March 21, Hazlet Township announced the formation of a new community band called Hazlet Pops. This new band would rehearse together and perform this summer in Hazlet parks.

The band is under the direction Raymond Lahaye, the leader of  the renowned Raritan High School Marching Band. The associate director is Carmine Fiumano, who is active in the school's Summer Alumni Band. Hazlet Pops includes players with their own instruments from 9th grade on up.

Hazlet Township Committeeman Skip McKay said he thought of the idea when thinking about how to present activities in Veterans Park this summer while respecting social distancing protocols. "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. 

Concert themes are Patriotic, Movie Music, Broadway Tunes and Back to the Classics Night. 

"Musicians have not been able to get together during the pandemic, so there will be a lot of enthusiasm for Hazlet Pops," said Lahaye. "We know there is a lot of talent in the Hazlet area. We welcome all of them and can't wait to start playing."