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Westmont Philharmonia Accordion Orchestra (WPAO) is a serious
ensemble of musicians formed in 1960 by Stanley Darrow and Roman
Pawlowski. In 1976 Mayor William G. Rohrer recognized the WPAO as
the community orchestra of Haddon Township, New Jersey.
Orchestra often invites guest conductors to lead the Orchestra
during its concerts. Conductors come from other parts of the United
States as well as other countries. Guest conductors have been
featured from Great Britain, The Netherlands, Germany, The Ukraine,
primary conductor of the Orchestra is the Director, Mr. Stanley
Darrow. Mr. Darrow selects the compositions which are to be
performed at each concert. He also conducts at each of the
members come from all parts of the east coast. Their purpose is to
perform serious music and to premiere original accordion
compositions. Most orchestra members are from New Jersey and
Pennsylvania but some have come from as far away as Maryland, New
York, Virginia and West Virginia. Often members join the orchestra
from foreign countries as they may work in the area or attend
local colleges. The WPAO contributes to the musicianship of each
member and provides enjoyment for its audiences. To enter the
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Westmont Philharmonia Accordion