Sunday, August 21, 2016

Time to take a break

The Milwaukee Community Music Blog will take a break and return on Sunday September 4 with a list of the different community music groups that perform, and may be looking for members.  Until then, stay cool and enjoy the rest of the summer.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Concert remainder

The Milwaukee Police Band performs at the Marcus Center Peck Pavilion on Sunday August 21.  On my list, this is the last community music group performance of the summer season.  Be sure to stop by and enjoy the music one last time.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Support your student musicians

The Wisconsin State Fair is in full swing.  Every day a number of school music groups will perform on the stages, around the grounds, and in the daily parade.  Be sure to take in a performance or two and show your appreciation to these budding musicians.

And maybe enjoy a cream puff!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Don't forget these concerts

The Concord Chamber Orchestra has two more concerts this summer season.
  • Sunday August 7 at 1:30 PM at Lions Legend Park in Franklin
  • Wednesday August 10 at 6:30 PM at the New Berlin Library Park
You don't want to miss the CCO this summer.  Hope to see you there.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Racine Concert Band update

The Racine Concert Band finishes it's 93rd Concert season in August, and here is the list of the last few concerts.
  • July 31 - RCB is joined by former Miss Wisconsin and Racine native Jeanie Hatfield for an evening of jazz standards.  Paul Taylor performs on the euphonium.
  • August 7 - Music Director Mark Eichner performs on the trumpet and tubists Zach Hamilton and Dave Boyd perform a tuba duet with the band.
  • August 14 - Soprano Melisa Cardamone joins the band in operatic favorites and jazz standards.  Adam Maegaard performs music of Mozart on the French Horn.
Keep in mind that, if you play the Racine Concert Band Quiz each week, your entries (right or wrong) are entered into the Summer Sweepstakes Spectacular.  This year, besides gift certificates to wonderful Racine restaurants, you can also win a Fitbit Blaze.

The July 31 concert begins at 7:30 and the August concerts begin at 7PM.  All concerts are at the Kiwanis Club Amphitheater on the grounds of the Racine Zoo.  The easiest entrance to the concert grounds is at the lake on Augusta Street.  Hope to see you there.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Special concerts at the Marcus Center's Peck Pavilion

In case you did not hear, the Marcus Center will be hosting special band concerts this summer in July and August. 
  • The Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band will perform on July 31.
  • The National Champion Milwaukee Festival Brass will perform on August 7.
  • The Milwaukee Police Band will perform on August 21.
All concerts begin at 2PM.  Food and beverages will be available as well.  For more information, see the web site.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Summer concerts for the Concord Chamber Orchestra

The Concord Chamber Orchestra will again perform summer concerts.  You can see the CCO perform on these dates:
  • Music In The Glen in Glendale on Wednesday July 27 at Nicolet High School beginning at 6:30
  • Franklin Lions Legend Park on Sunday afternoon August 7 beginning at 1:30
  • New Berlin Library Park on Wednesday August 10 beginning at 6:30
The program is being chosen at this time, and as soon as I have that information, I will pass it along.  be sure to mark your calendars for at least one of these concerts.  For more information, see the CCO web site.  See you there.