HistoryJohn Walter, Founder


2022 will mark over two and a half decades of the John Walter Cape Community Band serving Cape May County, its residents and visitors.  The John Walter Cape Community Band (“JWB”) was founded in March, 1996 for educational and cultural purposes.   John Walter, an Avalon resident and former musical director of Whitehall School District, created the Middle Township Community Band, a 501(c)3 corporation.   Our Board of Directors proudly rename the band in 1998 to honor the memory of John and continue his legacy of Music Excellence and Community Outreach.  

Today, the JWB is composed of volunteer musicians of various ages and skill levels … all with common goals: a love of performing music to entertain others; to encourage and support music education; and, to be responsible citizens within the community.  Musical styles include marches, Broadway and movie show tunes, contemporary, and jazz.  New members, including those who have not played for many years, are urged to participate.  There are no auditions.