Sunday, July 15, 2018

Summer concerts by the Concord Chamber Orchestra

The Concord Chamber Orchestra will be playing three free concerts this summer.  The CCO performs a nice mix of light classics and show / movie music, as well as some patriotic tunes...perfect for a summer afternoon or evening.  Bring lawn chairs, some snacks and beverages, and enjoy a wonderful respite from the busy summer schedule.

The CCO performs their first concert in New Berlin at the Library Green on Wednesday July 25th beginning at 6:30.

The CCO next appears in Glendale as a part of Brass Bell's Sundays in the Park series at the Maslowski Community Park on Bender Road.  The concert begins at 2 PM.

Finally, the concert series winds up in Franklin at the Lions Park off of Loomis Road on Sunday August 5 at 2 PM. 

Don't miss the CCO this summer.  Lots of options all over the Milwaukee area!


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Special summer concert by the Milwaukee Festival Brass

The Milwaukee Festival Brass will perform as a part of the Live at the Peck Pavilion series at the Marcus Center.  Specifically, their concert begins at 2 PM on Sunday July 22.  The seating area is covered for those extremely sunny summer days (and rainy ones, too).  Come out and enjoy the sound of MFB for the summer.

The River Edge Patio will be open for refreshments.  And best of all, the concert is free.

For more information, see the Live at the Peck Pavilion web page.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

After a short absence

We return after a short absence for things like work.

The summer concerts are in full swing now.  beginning on July 1, the Racine Concert Band begins another season of Summer Sunday Evenings at the Racine Zoo.  The concerts are free and begin at 7:30 in July and 7 PM in August.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and maybe an umbrella if rain is in the forecast. 

The Shorewood Concert Band also performs for the July 4th celebration in Shorewood.  This summer they celebrate the not-so-famous marches of John Phillip Sousa.  They will perform at Atwater Park on the 4th as well as the 19th.

And there are many other groups performing outdoors this summer.  Take in a concert or two and enjoy the music, the fun, and the wonderful Wisconsin outdoors.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

First summer concert

Don't forget the first summer concert of the season:  the Shorewood Concert Band will perform at the Shorewood Men's Club Chicken BBQ at Atwater Park on Saturday June 9 at noon.

The concert will be fun, the chicken (and ribs) will taste great, and the proceeds go to deserving organizations, including the Shorewood Concert Band.  It's a great way to enjoy a concert and have a great lunch.

I hope to see you there.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Memorial Day Observance - Concert

There are many ways to observe Memorial Day and pay tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom.  Besides parades and visits to cemeteries, there is a concert to attend.  The Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band will perform a concert of patriotic music at the Milwaukee War Memorial (Prospect Avenue at Wisconsin Avenue) at 4 PM on Memorial Day, Monday May 28.  The concert is free to attend and a great way to keep the spirit of the Holiday while still enjoying family and friends.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

A Tradition Continues

The summer music scene will continue one of its longest traditions.  The Milwaukee American Legion Band will perform at the Humboldt Park Chalet on Tuesday June 26.  The concert is always fun and well attended, full of patriotic music and show tunes.  Begin your Fourth of July celebration early this year at Humboldt Park.  The music begins at 6 PM.  And food trucks and vendors will can supply the dinner....or bring a picnic dinner.

And if you are interested in the other concerts in the Chill On The Hill Series, here is a nice summary from the Shepherd Express.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

First summer band concert of the year

The first concert is always the Shorewood Concert Band performing for the Shorewood Men's Club Chicken BBQ.  As always, it will be held at Atwater Park, corner of Capitol Drive and Lake Drive.  Chicken is served from 11:30 AM until 7:30 PM.  Musical entertainment goes all afternoon.

But if you stop by and pick up your chicken early, you can hear the Shorewood Concert Band perform at about noon.  It's a bit early to know the program, but the Shorewood band always comes up with a fun performance of about an hour.  And I can guarantee that the chicken (from Rupena's) is wonderful.  Stop by, enjoy the music, enjoy the chicken, and support the Shorewood Concert Band.