Sunday, July 16, 2017

A new web site for the Racine Concert Band

The Racine Concert Band has begun their summer series of concerts at the Kiwanis amphitheater on the grounds of the Racine Zoo.  The Band performs every Sunday evening in July beginning at 7 PM. For the first two Sundays in August, the concerts begin at 6:30.  Participate in the Quiz Question at each concert.  The winner of the Quiz Question wins an American Flag from Ace Heating and Cooling on Main Street.  And everyone who enters the Quiz will be entered in the big Summer Sweepstakes Spectacular at the last concert (August 13) where prizes will be given out after each musical selection.

For more information, see their new web site.

The concerts are always fun and are a relaxing way to end the weekend.  Be sure to take one in...or maybe every one!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

News from the Concord Chamber Orchestra

The summer season for the CCO has been extended.  They will perform at the Boerner Botanical Gardens on Thursday July 27 at 6:30 PM.  It's good to see them back at that venue.  Hopefully the rain will stay away for that night.

Also, there is a time change for the CCO concert in Glendale, as a part of Music in the Glen.  The concert will begin at 7 PM, rather than the previously published 6:30.

Finally, the first summer performance of the Concord Chamber Orchestra is Wednesday July 12 at the New Berlin Library Park.  The concert begins at 6:30.

Hopefully one of the four concert locations is near you.  The CCO show will be a good one that you don't want to miss.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

Enjoy all of the festivities and patriotic music performed for you by the volunteer members of many of our community bands and orchestras, as we celebrate our Independence.  And if you come across some of these musicians before or after their performance, be sure to thank them for their performance.  I know they will appreciate it.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer season for the Racine Concert Band

The Racine Concert Band begins another season of summer concerts at the Racine Zoo on Sunday July 9 at 7:30 PM.  The Band will perform for 7 Sunday evenings.  The July performances will begin at 7:30 while the August performances will begin at 7 PM, as the sun begins setting earlier.

The concerts are free.  The easiest entrance to the Zoo for the Sunday concerts is on Augusta Street near the pathway to Lake Michigan.

You can also enjoy the Racine Concert Band in performance in the July 4th parade in Racine.  The route goes up Main Street from 14th Street up to the Racine Zoo on the morning of the Fourth.  See the Fourth Fest web site for all the details.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Update from the Concord Chamber Orchestra

The Concord Chamber Orchestra will perform a number of free Pops concerts this summer.  Here's the list.  Find a concert close to you and go to it!

  • New Berlin Library Park, Wednesday July 12 beginning at 6:30
  • Boehner Botanical Gardens, Thursday July 27 beginning at 6:30
  • Franklin Lions Park, Sunday August 6 beginning at 2:00
  • Glendale New Band Shell, Wednesday August 9 beginning at 6:30
Also, the CCO has announced that three of their 2017-18 concerts will be held at the Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, on 80th Street just north of North Avenue. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

News from Chill On The Hill

A Milwaukee tradition will continue this year.  The Milwaukee American Legion Band will perform at Humboldt Park again this year.  The Legion Band has been performing in Milwaukee parks since before I was born.  And they will perform this summer on Tuesday June 27, the Tuesday before July 4th.  The program will feature some light classics, music from the movies and Broadway, and patriotic marches.

Bring a picnic dinner or purchase from the different vendors and food trucks.  Maybe a stop at the Humboldt Park Beer Garden before the concert is in order.  But be sure to take in a Milwaukee tradition.

And the week before that, on June 20th, the folks at Chill On The Hill welcome the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for a wonderful concert.  Be sure to get there early.  The hill will fill up quickly!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Update for the Shorewood Concert Band

The band performs this Saturday at the Shorewood Men's Club Chicken BBQ at Atwater Park.  But they perform at Noon.  So be sure to stop by a bit earlier to enjoy the concert and some great chicken.