Need Your Help
Jersey has no state song. Attempts
have been made sporadically since 1956.
In 1972 Red Muscara’s “I’m From New Jersey” made it all the
way to Gov. Cahil’s desk, but Cahil refused sign the bill into effect.
1996 the NJ State Council on the Arts held a competition and my piece
“New Jersey, My home” was declared theNJCOA’s top choice; it is the
only composition given the approval by the NJCOA.
Song issue has been at an impasse ever since, with at least four songs
contending for the honor. But in 1998 I suggested to Senators Baer and
Cardinale that a bill be drafted that would give each of the four major
contenders a designation. Thus
it was that S1865/A2547 was born, which would designate a State
Anthem, State Popular Song, and State Children's Song, and State Ballad, with my piece designated as the
Please write your Senator and Assemblyman and encourage them to vote
favorable for the most equitable solution yet proposed.
DO IT NOW!
Winning the state song contest, 1996