Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wauwatosa Community Band Halloween Concert

Before I get to the concert, just a note to let you know that I created an email address just for this blog: If you have info about your favorite community music group, send it to me and I'll get it on the blog. And thanks to the folks at the Hartland Community Band for pointing out that the blog needed an email address.

As for the Halloween concert, the date is set: Monday November 2 at 7 PM. The Wauwatosa Community Band will celebrate Halloween with a fun concert at Longfellow Middle School, corner of 76th and North Avenue.

Gladys Chmiel will be back as the announcer for the concert, and will be featured in two pieces as the narrator. Her narrations are full of life and fun, no doubt due to her theater background. (I remember seeing her play Mama Rose in Gypsy, a wonderful performance.)

Included on the program will be a great piece: The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas. Perfect for a Halloween concert. Also on the program is the Theme from the old TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The theme is actually The Funeral March of a Marionette by Gounod. And you can meet the band via the piece Meet The Band.

Kids and adults (I guess bigger kids) are encouraged to dress in costume. (Might as well get more use out of them!) Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for Seniors and Students, and can be purchased at the door. And kids dressed in costume get in free!

So, take the kids to see the Halloween Concert. You'll enjoy it too! And you'll still get to see the second half of the football game!

And one other note from director Donna Kummer. She also directs the Chorale at Plymouth Church (on the east side) and is in desperate need of a tenor. Their concert will be on Sunday December 6th at 7 PM, featuring works Hayden, Handel, Mendelssohn and others. If you are interested or know someone who is interested, please contact Donna at

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