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Get Involved in the Music!

Band circa 1900's

For Association members, visitors, and friends and–young, old and in-between–Ocean Park offers a Chautauqua vacation. Whether your stay is for a weekend away, or for the whole season, the Ocean Park Association offers activities and opportunities that will enrich your vacation and help you enjoy the traditions, the community, and the people of Ocean Park.

Calling all musicians: amateur and professional, young and old. Come and join the Temple Choir or Ocean Park band.

Jerry Scheinfeldt
Image: Sue Evans
Dan Evens

The Temple Choir, directed by Music Director Jerry Scheinfeldt. The choir rehearses each Saturday at 5:30 pm and Sunday morning at 9:30 am in the Temple.  (No rehearsal Saturday, August 5, due to Illumination Night activities. The rehearsal on Saturday, August 12 will be for the Choir Concert.) All visiting choir members are welcome to attend, even if you will only be in Ocean Park for one or two Sundays. If you plan to sing on Sunday, please attend the rehearsal on Saturday. Contact Jerry at (860) 573-8138 or via email at  

The Temple Choir will also rehearse at the Temple on the following dates in preparation for the Temple Choir Concert on August 13th:

07/31/17, 7:00 pm; 08/01/17, 7:00 pm; 08/02/17, 5:00 pm; 08/03/17, 7:00 pm; 08/04/17, 7:00 pm; 08/07/17, 7:00 pm;
08/08/17, 5:00 pm; 08/09/17, 5:00 pm; 08/10/17, 7:00 pm; 08/11/17, 7:00 pm; 08/12/17, 5:30 pm; 08/13/17, 5:30 pm
Call Jerry at (860) 573-8138 or the OPA office (207) 934-9068 for information. You can also email Jerry at

The Temple Bell Choir is directed by Susan Evans and plays every Sunday. Rehearsals are each Sunday morning at 8:00 am.  We play level 2, 2+ and 3 music.  There is a core of ringers who come each week, but we have an active substitute list. If you would like to ring with us, let us know when you will be in town and we will add you to our "available" list for those dates. Just email Sue Evans at, or call the OPA office to make your interest known.

Rehearsal dates for the Temple Bell Choir Concert are as follows, all held in the Temple:

Thursday, August 3, 5:30 pm; Friday, August 4, 5:30 pm; Tuesday, August 8, 6:00 pm; Friday, August 11, 5:30 pm; Saturday, August 12, 4:30 pm; Sunday, August 13, 6:00 pm.

The Ocean Park Brass is directed by Dan Evans. . The OP Brass plays every Sunday and rehearses for the Sunday service at 9:05 am Sunday morning in Porter Hall. The Brass performs on August 9th in Jordan Hall. All brass players are welcome. Call Dan Evans at 508-982-7992 for further information.

Rehearsals for the August 9th performance will be as follows, and all are held in the Temple: Sunday, July 30, 12:30-1:30 pm; Tuesday, Aug. 1, 5:30-6:30 pm; Sunday, Aug. 6, 12:30-2:00 pm; Monday, Aug. 7, 5:30-6:30 pm. For more information call the OPA office or Dan Evans at (508) 982-7992.

Image: Band LogoThe Ocean Park Band, celebrating its 45th year, is under the direction of bandmaster Dan Evans. The Ocean Park Band, celebrating its 45th year, is under the direction of bandmaster Dan Evans. The Band will play for the Independence Day Parade and Concert and the Illumination Night Concert (August 5). Visiting instrumentalists are urged to come and join the fun!  The uniform for both performances will be the OP Band Shirt (gold) and tan, navy blue, or white pants, shorts, or skirts. If you do not have a band shirt they will be available for purchase at rehearsal. For more information call Dan Evans at 508-982-7992.

Rehearsals are scheduled as follows: Monday, July 3 at 5:30 pm in Porter Hall; Tuesday, July 4 at 9:15 am in Porter Hall; and
Saturday, August 5 at 4:00 pm in the Rec Hall.

Ocean Park Marching & Koncert Kazoo Band. No director, no music…no problem! Show up at the Bell Tower by 9:55 am on July 4 to practice for the parade.

2017 Summer Season