First, the Wauwatosa Community Band has a date for their annual Christmas concert. They will perform sounds of the season on Tuesday December 13 at 7:30 PM in the auditorium at Longfellow Middle School at the corner of 76th and North Avenue. If you are in the area, especially after some hectic shopping at Mayfair, stop by, relax, and enjoy the music. Check their web site for more details.
I have to mention that the Horns A Plenty Christmas Concert at the Marcus Center was very nice. The double octet performance was super, and it was very cool to see so many horn players on stage, from young middle school students to retirees. Bravo to all for a great concert. Here is a link to the You Tube video of one of the pieces, Christmas Horn Spirit.
Now with that thought in mind, I'll switch gears to talk about the Philcast. Phil Cianciola, late of Milwaukee radio and producer of the PhilCast podcast, is now back on the air in Appleton on WHBY. I mention this with Horns A Plenty Christmas because the HAPC founder, Don Krause, was interviewed on the Philcast on Wednesday November 30th. You can hear that interview by going to the Philcast page on WHBY, clicking the Podcast link, and choosing the 4 PM show segment. Many thanks to Phil and his producer Reggie for helping promote HAPC as it begins to go national!