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Commerce Bank Summer Concert Series Dates Are Announced

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)June 1, 2005

(Mahwah) – The Party Dolls, the Cast of Beatlemania, David Munnelly & Friends and the U.S. Military Academy Band will headline the Commerce Bank Summer Concert Series on the Ramapo College of New Jersey campus. The four concerts, all on Thursdays in July, will take place at the Bandshell, beginning at 8 p.m. The first concert, on Thursday, July 7, will end with a fireworks display. In case of rain, the fireworks will take place on July 14. Admission is free; parking is $5 per car.
In addition to Commerce Bank, the series is sponsored by McBride Enterprises, The Prestige Family of Dealerships, The Friends of Ramapo and the Ramapo College Alumni Association.

Bring your lawn chair, a carload of family and friends, and picnic under the stars. In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Berrie Center. For more information or to join the Friends of Ramapo, call 201.684.7611.

The concert schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 7
Fireworks and Party Dolls
This sensational female vocal trio makes everything old seem new again with the songs of the ’70s and ’80s.

Thursday, July 14
The Cast of Beatlemania
The Cast recreates the sight and sounds of the Beatles so accurately that concertgoers will recall when the world was engulfed in the most pleasant fever of all-Beatlemania!

Thursday, July 21
David Munnelly & Friends
Munnelly and the band are known for mixing traditional Irish and jazz-based sounds to recreate the rhythms of New York Irish dance hall music from the 1920s through ’40s.

Thursday, July 28
U.S. Military Academy Band
This West Point Band first assembled in 1817 and has evolved into a 43-member band, offering the best in new and traditional concert band selections.

The Summer Concert Series has been held at Ramapo College since 1987. The series has grown steadily and now attracts approximately 1,000 people per evening. The fireworks concert is the most popular, attracting more than 2,500 patrons from the surrounding area.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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