Play It Again Program

The John Walter Cape Community Band supports the local community with its unique Play-It-Again program.  Throughout the year, members collect and refurbish gently used instruments and equipment and redistribute these to local schools. If you would like to participate and have a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument that is no longer in use, please select CONTACT US and someone from the band will arrange to pick-up your donation and see that it is placed back in service. 

Please select  Support Us  to make a donation to help offset refurbishing costs.  

Larry Martino presents a clarinet to
Valerie Aikens, Music Teacher at
Margret Mace Elementary School and
Chris Armstrong, Superintendent of
North Wildwood School District

Quinten J. shows off his refurbished  trombone
that he received from the Play It Again Program
and used in a band performance the same day.

Doug Evans (left) and Richard Kershner
(middle) present a trumpet to Megan Oravsky,
Dennisville School Teacher, Michael Saul,
Music Teacher (right), and Dennis Anderson,
Assistant Principal, Dennisville School District.

Scholarship Program

The band awards music scholarships to deserving graduating seniors living in Cape May, involved in any music or performing arts discipline.  Amount and number of awards is determined by the band’s Scholarship Committee and based on availability of funds.  The John Walter Band and its members would like to congratulate its 2024 Scholarship Winners!

Viktor Palmer – Chartertech HS
Shea Booth – Lower Cape May Regional HS
Savannah Brown – Lower Cape May Regional HS
Benjamin Rue – Lower Cape May Regional HS
Genevieve Saquella – Lower Cape May Regional HS
Isabelle Phillips – Middle Township HS
Justen Wen – Middle Township HS
Ryan Mulraney – Ocean City HS
Timothy Palermo – Ocean City HS
Matthew Flanigan – St. Augustine HS
Cheyenne Cope –  Wildwood HS
Jessica Johnson – Wildwood HS

This program is funded entirely by donations.  You too can be part of our efforts to help our Cape May County graduates realize their potential.   Please select  Support Us  to make a donation. 

For more information and to download a copy of the band’s current Scholarship Program Application, click here.

Food Bank Support Program
Our audiences are encouraged to bring non-perishable items to selected performances throughout the year.  Concerts designated as collection sights are listed on the Events page. Donations are delivered to local food banks and shelters.