When I posted the last of the spring concerts, I had forgotten about two of them. This post mentions one of the concerts, and next week, I'll provide information on the other one.
The first concert is this Tuesday May 12th at Longfellow Middle School in Wauwatosa performed by the Wauwatosa Community Band. The concert, entitled Music of Wisconsin and America, begins at 7:30. Included in the program is American Sketches: A Folk Song Set of Wisconsin, as well as On Wisconsin...can't have a concert of Wisconsin music without that one! Also on the program is a standard of the US Army Band written by their former director Joseph Wilcox Jenkins: American Overture for Band. You have to listen for the French Horns in this piece!
Joining the band is Chris Flieller of the In Tandem Theatre company to narrate the band's performance of Casey at the Bat. The kids will love it.
Rounding out the program is music from the movies: The Magnificent Seven and The Cowboys (music by John Williams and the only film in which John Wayne's character died).
The concerts are always fun, so don't miss out. Longfellow Middle School is on the corner of 76th and North Avenue and parking is plentiful. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for Seniors and Students, and can be purchased at the door. Even more good news: Longfellow is open and not affected by the swine flu closings!
Mark your calendars!