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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)June 19, 2006

(Mahwah) – The Silver Starlight Orchestra will headline the first Commerce Bank Summer Concert Series on Thursday July 6.  The concert will take place at the Bandshell beginning at 8 p.m. on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Styled after Glenn Miller, this orchestra recaptures the feeling of love, laughter and patriotism found in America over six decades ago.  Combined with Army uniforms and swing music from the thirties and forties, this Salute to America” show will keep you dancing all night long.

Following the concert, there will be a fireworks display.  In case of rain, the fireworks will take place on July 13.  Admission is free; parking is $5 per car.

In addition to Commerce Bank, the series is sponsored by McBride Enterprises (Urban Farms), 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, call 201.684.7611.

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.

To request disability-related accommodations, please call the Ramapo College Foundation at 201.684.7611.


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 College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

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, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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