The Holiday Express Band
One of the many ways we deliver the gift of human kindness
The Holiday Express band is made up of professional musicians who donate their time and talent whenever and wherever they can. Like all of our volunteers, musicians are not required to be at any particular number of events. We only ask that you give the time that you have available. But be warned. Once you’ve played at one of these events, and interacted with the people we meet, you’ll get what we are all about…and you’ll be surprised at how much time you’ll find to share again and again!
How it works
Playing in the Holiday Express band is a musical experience unlike any other. We have events on Monday mornings; Thursday evenings, Sunday afternoons, and everything in between (except for Friday and Saturday nights…musicians have to gig!). You may be playing with 20 other musicians one day; and 3 another. The bass player you worked with in the morning may not be the same one at the event that evening. It just depends on who is available at any given time.
That is why we look for players and singers who are quick studies, and quick on their feet. Singers need to be able to sing lead and any number of harmonies (thankfully, not at the same time). At any event, any musician is ready to lead, or play a supporting role, on their instrument depending on what the situation calls for.
Qualifications: Musical talent & experience; desire to serve others, make a difference & have fun!
New Member Applications
Each year, we accept new members by professional referral only.
If you are interested in becoming part of the Holiday Express band, please complete the Musician Application so that we know a little bit about your professional musical experience. We are not a particularly formal group, but this form gives us a way of getting to know you. contact us at 732-544-8010 to receive a Musician Questionnaire. You must be over the age of 18.
If you do not have a link to a sample of your work, please provide a M3 or CD of your work to our warehouse: Holiday Express, 968 Shrewsbury Avenue, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Your application will be reviewed by our music committee and we will let you know of your status by the beginning of the season. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our warehouse at 732-544-8010