Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Holidays are upon us

The Holiday concert season has ended. Hopefully you enjoyed at least one concert of Holiday music. I know that all the volunteer members of all these different groups enjoyed performing the music for their audiences.

Just a short note about the Horns A Plenty Christmas concert in Appleton on Saturday the 20th. Mother Nature was not as kind to the event as a nasty storm came through southern Wisconsin on Friday and a second one on Saturday afternoon. As a result, not as many horn players joined in the fun as last year. But it was a large and appreciative crowd who witnessed the concert. Kudos to all who played, especially the soloist, Dr. Bruce Atwell from UW-Oshkosh. And by the way, the concert was very nice.

One other interesting thing to report about the concert: there will be a Horns A Plenty Christmas Concert next year in Appleton AND in South Dakota. The group is trying to nationalize this holiday treat Ala Tuba Christmas. So, for you blog readers in South Dakota, I'll keep you informed!

But even though the formal concerts have completed, there is still community music for you to enjoy. Whatever religious celebration you keep, there will most likely be music. Whether it be a brass or woodwind group, small orchestra, or choir alone, these musicians are using their talents to make the celebration even more festive and joyous. That is what community music is all about. So enjoy the music, the celebration, just enjoy it all! And if you do not keep any religious festivals this time of year, have a nice day!

I'm going to take some time off from posts. I'll begin posting about the spring season of concerts around January 3rd or 4th. Until then, all the very best to you and yours!

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