Celebrating its 21st year, the John Walter Cape Community Band is honored to be recognized as the
community concert Band of Cape May County, NJ. Created in 1996 by retired high school band director
John Walter, the group is made up of volunteers from the surrounding mid-Atlantic area. Members
include current and former music educators, business professionals, retirees and students from local
elementary and high schools. The John Walter Band’s mission is to foster and promote the social,
intellectual, and musical welfare, education, and skill of our members and to bring music to the community.
Under the direction of Dr. John Curtis, a lifelong music educator, recitalist, and conductor, the John Walter
Band entertains the public throughout the year performing a variety of music selections that are sure to
please audiences both young and old. Concerts are free, and most are open to the public.
New members of all ages are welcome to come join us, including those who have not played for many
years. There are no try-outs. Many performers are former music educators and take special pride in
mentoring young musicians, offering students a unique opportunity to improve technique and musician-
ship. The band rehearses in the Lower Cape May Regional High School band room from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining the John Walter Cape Community Band, kindly contact
one of our Band Officers or call 609-846-1209. You can also follow us on Facebook!
John Walter Cape Community Band
The Community Concert Band of Cape May County, New Jersey