Sunday, December 22, 2013
The blog will be back in January with a list of concerts for the second half of the season.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Hope to see you there!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
The afternoon begins with a Master Class featuring Dan Grabois, the Horn Professor at UW-Madison. A rehearsal for all registered horn players will begin at 2 PM to quickly go over the music. The concert begins at 3 PM and is open to the public. The concert will also feature guest artists James Saunders and Dan Grabois.
This is a fantastic opportunity for horn students of any talent level. The music is easy to play, the arrangements (many done by UW-Oshkosh Horn Professor Bruce Atwell) are wonderful. Check the Horns A Plenty Christmas web site for registration forms and all the details.
For concert attendees, the concert is fun and the guest soloists are always amazing. And the concert is free to attend. If you enjoy the music, please make a donation to provide scholarships to deserving horn students. I'll be there and I hope to see you there as well.
There are also five concerts in the Milwaukee area this week. See the blog posting of November 17 for the details. And take some time out of the busy schedule to enjoy the music of the season!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
The first is Saturday December 7 at 8 PM. The Concord Chamber Orchestra will perform Hearts at the Basilica of St. Josephat, on 6th and Lincoln on Milwaukee's South Side. Music Director Jamin Hoffman chose the name based on the concert theme for the annual choral spectacular "to celebrate both romance and the love that warms our hearts during the Christmas season!"
The concert includes music by Humperdinck, Mendelssohn, and Bach, and features the UW-Parkside Choirs, conducted by Dr. James Kinchen. A wonderful way to begin the celebration of the season! Tickets can be ordered from the web site or purchased at the door.
The second concert is the next afternoon, Sunday December 8 at 3 PM in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center in Sussex. The Menomonee Falls Symphony will be joined by the adult and children choirs of Peace Lutheran Church and Academy in Caroling for Christmas. Unfortunately, I do not have details of the program. As with the previous concert, tickets can be ordered from the web site or purchased at the door.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
This holiday usually marks the beginning of individuals giving back to their community by performing in churches, senior centers, and nursing facilities throughout the season. If you come across musicians, actors, or other artists sharing their talents with others, take a moment to stop and thank them for their efforts. What they do, and what you do to encourage them, help make our world a better place.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
All the concerts I have listed are in December.
· Sat. 7 8:00 Concord Chamber Orchestra, at the Basilica of St. Josaphat, featuring the choir from the University of Wisconsin - Parkside
· Sun. 8 3:00 Menomonee Falls Symphony, at Hamilton Fine Arts Center performing Caroling for Christmas
· Tue. 10 7:30 Wauwatosa Community Band, at Longfellow Middle School performing Holiday Music
· Fri. 13 7:30 Waukesha Area Symphonic Band at Carroll University performing Holiday Music
· Sat. 14 1:00 Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band at Mitchell Park Domes
· Sat. 14 7:00 Menomonee Falls Symphony, at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church (84th and Center) performing Sing Along Messiah
· Sun. 15 2:00 Milwaukee Festival Brassat Wisconsin Lutheran College performing Holiday in Brass III
· Sun. 15 6:00 Lakeshore Symphonic Band at the Basilica at Holy Hill
· Sat. 21 TBA Horns A Plenty Christmas performance in Appleton, WI
Take some time out from the hustle and bustle of the commercial holiday season and enjoy some wonderful music. It might make your holiday a bit brighter!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I do not have a lot of information about the concert, but I have been to MMCCB performances in the past. They are always fun and the group is well prepared. I know you will enjoy the concert.
The MMCCB performances are wonderful for bringing young people to experience a classical style concert for the first time, as the music is lighter the feel is more casual, and it's fun. Also, all performances are free - great if your little one just cannot handle sitting still for more than five minutes. A perfect afternoon for a family on a tight budget!
For more details on the Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert band, please check their web site.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
The performance will feature Dr. Marty Robinson, who teaches Trumpet and Jazz at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Unfortunately, I do not have information on the music that will be performed, but I can say, in having attended WASB concerts in the past, that the evening will be a good one.
For more information on WASB and the concert, please consult the WASB web site.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
The program will mix classics, jazz, and pop music, all performed by a choir of French Horns. If you have not heard a group such as this, I highly recommend coming to the concert to experience the harmonies of the horn. The group performs difficult music very well. And to top it all off, there is no admission charge.
For information about the concerts in the Oshkosh Music Hall, see the Arts Calendar. Specific questions can be sent to Dr. Bruce Atwell.
I will be there and I hope to see you there as well.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The first is the Menomonee Falls Symphony at the Sussex Hamilton Fine Arts Center at 7:30 PM. They will feature two winners from their Young Artist Competition in a program entitled Russian Revolutions. Violinist Alyssa Yank (first place winner), and soprano Karen Ann Baron, (second place winner) will perform with the Orchestra. The feature of the concert is the Fourth Symphony of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
The second is a concert in the 2013-14 series by the Concord Chamber Orchestra. Entitled Clubs, the concert will feature the Overture to Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the Symphony No. 100 (Military) – Franz Joseph Haydn. The performance begins at 8 PM in St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church at 76th and State in Wauwatosa.
The third is a concert by the Milwaukee Festival Brass. Entitled Road Trip!, the concert begins at 7 PM at Emanuel United Church of Christ at 10627 W Forest Home Ave., Hales Corners, WI. The concert was previewed in a post on September 22, so scroll down for all the details. It should be a good one.
Check your calendar for October 26. If it is open, pick one of these wonderful concerts and go to it!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
And the Waukesha Area Symphonic Band will perform with the bands of Waukesha South High School on Tuesday the 22nd beginning at 7 PM. I always like to attend these concerts and watch the faces of the students as they perform music that is more difficult than they are used to. You can see the concentration as they work to keep up with the adults in the community band.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
It should be noted that the Racine Concert Band is one of the most highly decorated community bands in the State of Wisconsin. It received the prestigious Sudler Silver Scroll from the Sousa Foundation in 1996, marking it as one of the top community bands in all of North America.
If you live in Racine, I suggest you contact your alderperson to support the Racine Concert Band during the upcoming budget battles. The band has been growing their fundraising over the past years, and will eventually be able to be self-sufficient. But if the City of Racine drops all funding for the band, it will be extremely difficult for RCB, or any group of this type, to continue at the same level.
I like to think that I am a realistic person, not one to over-react. But I am very nervous about the situation with the Racine Concert Band. We all need to show support for this wonderful group.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
2013-14 Milwaukee Community Concert Calendar
· Tue. 22 7:00 Waukesha Area Symphonic Band at Waukesha South High School performing a joint concert
· Sat. 26 7:30 Menomonee Falls Symphony at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center performing Russian Revolutions
· Sat. 26 8:00 Concord Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
· Sat. 26 7:00 Milwaukee Festival Brass at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Hales Corners
· Sun. 27 3:00 Knightwind Ensemble at South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
· Tue. 29 7:30 Wauwatosa Community Band at Longfellow Middle School performing their annual Halloween Concert
· Fri. 15 7:00 Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band at St. John’s Lutheran School in Lannon, performing a joint concert
· Sun. 17 3:00 Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band at Wisconsin Lutheran College
· Sun. 8 3:00 Menomonee Falls Symphony at Hamilton Fine Arts Center performing Caroling for Christmas
· Tue. 10 7:30 Wauwatosa Community Band at Longfellow Middle School performing Holiday Music
· Fri. 13 7:30 Waukesha Area Symphonic Band at Carroll University performing Holiday Music
· Sat. 14 1:00 Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band at Mitchell Park Domes
· Sat. 14 7:00 Menomonee Falls Symphony at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church (84th and Center) performing Sing Along Messiah
· Sun. 15 2:00 Milwaukee Festival Brass at Wisconsin Lutheran College performing Holiday in Brass III
· Sun. 15 6:00 Lakeshore Symphonic Band at the Basilica at Holy Hill
· Sat. 21 TBA Horns A Plenty Christmas performance in Appleton, WI (more to follow)
· Fri. 14 6:30 Menomonee Falls Symphony at Silver Spring Country Club performing Lounging with Lovers
· Fri. 15 6:30 Menomonee Falls Symphony at Silver Spring Country Club performing Lounging with Lovers
· Sat. 8 7:00 Milwaukee Festival Brass at Wisconsin Lutheran College performing Brass At Night
· Tue. 18 7:30 Wauwatosa Community Band at Longfellow Middle School
· Sat. 22 8:00 Concord Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
· Sun. 13 3:00 Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band at Wisconsin Lutheran College
· Sat. 10 7:30 Menomonee Falls Symphony at Hamilton Fine Arts Center performing with Lona Luft featuring The Music of Judy Garland
· Sat. 10 8:00 Concord Chamber Orchestra at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
· Sun. 11 4:00 Lakeshore Symphonic Band at Cedarburg Performing Arts Center featuring the winner of the Concerto Competition
· Sun. 18 Milwaukee Festival Brass at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Brookfield performing Impressions of Japan
· Mon. 26 4:00 Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band at Milwaukee County War Memorial performing a Memorial Day Observance
· Mon. 26 TBA Wauwatosa Community Band performing a Memorial Day Observance
Sunday, September 8, 2013
If you have thought about getting back into playing, or you were just interested in the different groups in the area, this post is for you. I've published this information for the last few years, and I still get emails from folks new to the area looking for a group to play with. It all comes down to a simple fact:: if you live in the Milwaukee area and want to play with a community music group, there are lots of opportunities at all skill levels!
Here's the list that I have. If you have more information about other groups, send me an email and I'll add it to this post.
Sunday: The Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band is under the direction of Karen Lippert. They welcome all players regardless of ability and play traditional concert band music. They just recently added a web site for more information.
Monday: The Menomonee Falls Symphony, under the direction of Mike Kamenski, rehearses on Monday evenings in Sussex at Hamilton High School. An audition is required. You can get more information on the concerts, and on joining the orchestra, from their web site.
Tuesday: The Wauwatosa Community Band, under the direction of Donna Kummer, rehearses at Longfellow Middle School. Tosa Band performs as a symphonic band and also as Tosa Jazz, so those folks that like both genre's of music may find a good fit with this group. See their web site for more information.
Tuesday: For the folks in the western suburbs, the Waukesha Area Symphonic Band also rehearses on Tuesday. The group is directed by Rick Kirby, who has also composed music for some of the concerts. Their web site also has more information.
Tuesday: The Milwaukee Festival Brass, the only British style Brass Band in the area, rehearses on Tuesday as well. This group is unique in that they have an apprentice program for high school students as well as a youth British Brass Band. All the details are on their site.
Wednesday: The Milwaukee American Legion Band is a traditional, patriotic-style community band. They are directed by Mike Van Pelt. Their site has information on their history, which is extensive, and on joining.
Wednesday: The Lakeshore Symphonic Band serves the north shore and Ozaukee County communities, performing their concerts at the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center. Click here for their information.
Wednesday: The Knightwind Ensemble performs very difficult music, and as a result, auditions are required. Their web site has all the audition information.
Thursday: The Milwaukee Concert Band is another group with a long history, having been sponsored at one time by the Civic Music Association. Unfortunately, they do not have a web site. There is contact information for this group at the Wisconsin Music Group web site.
Thursday: The Suburban Concert Band is based in West Allis and is sponsored by the West Allis Rec department. I checked their web site and it does not seem to be up and running, and so I cannot pass on that information. If anyone knows of a new web site or page, please pass it along.
Thursday: The Greendale Village Band welcomes members of all playing abilities. Unfortunately, they do not have a web site. However, the Wisconsin Music Group site does have contact information.
And if I missed information on your group, send me an email and I'll be sure to post it.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
For those of you thinking about joining a community band, the MMCCB rehearses on Sundays at 6 PM in the Wisconsin Lutheran High School band room (about 84th and Bluemound). For more information on becoming a member, use the Contact Us web page to send a message to the director.
The summer season has ended. There will be no post on September 1. Information about playing with different groups for the next season, and the initial calendar of concerts, will post in September. See you then.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Since this is the final concert of the series, the Summer Sweepstakes Spectacular will be awarded tonight. For all entries in the weekly Racine Concert Band Quiz, lucky winners will be chosen for prizes from Racine restaurants, as well as the grand prize, a weekend stay at the Grand Geneva Resort. If you have been playing along with the quiz at the concerts, you are entered into all the drawings.
I know you will enjoy the concert. Hopefully you will win one of the prizes!
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Sunday, August 4, 2013
The Concord Chamber Orchestra completes its summer series on Wednesday August 14th at Green Park in New Berlin. The performance begins at 6:30. If you were unable to attend the previous performances, you want to attend this one. The summer series is always fun and well performed.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
- Sunday August 4th at 1:30 in Lions Park in Franklin for the Concord Chamber Orchestra, as their summer concert series continues
- Sunday August 4th at 7 PM in the Racine Zoo. The Racine Concert Band welcomes mezzo soprano Allison Hull, who will perform music of Bizet and Irving Berlin. Ms. Hull has performed for a number of years with the band and has amazed the audiences with her immense voice. You don't want to miss this one.
- Thursday August 8th at 6:30 at the Boerner Botanical Gardens in Whitnall Park for the Concord Chamber Orchestra (in case you could not make the concert in Franklin).
Sunday, July 21, 2013
And the CCO will also be performing one week later, July 31 at 6:30 PM in Glendale as a part of Music In The Glen. That performance will be indoors at Glen Hills Middle School.
So wherever you might live in the Milwaukee area, there is a concert nearby this summer. As Obie Yadgar used to say every morning on the old WFMR, "Find a Concert and go to it!"
Sunday, July 14, 2013
The Shorewood Concert Band performs on Thursday July 18th at 7 PM in Atwater Park. Why not take in a fun concert on a Thursday evening?
And I have more information on the July concerts for the Racine Concert Band. All concerts will be held at the Racine Zoo beginning at 7:30 on Sunday evenings in July. The special guests include:
- Greg Berg singing music of Handel and Gershwin on July 14th
- Euphonium Soloist Paul Taylor and Trumpeter Eric Weiss on July 21
- A special Children's Concert featuring circus performer Gypsy Geoff on July 28
Sunday, July 7, 2013
I will have more information on the music for the upcoming weeks soon. Watch for that post. But I can tell you that the concerts in July (7, 14, 21, and 28) will all begin at 7:30 PM and the concerts in August (4, 11, 18, and 25) will begin at 7 PM. The concerts are all free. But keep in mind that if you arrive at the Racine Zoo in the afternoon, you will have to pay Zoo admission. Free entrance to the Zoo for the concert begins 30 minutes prior to the concert.
And be sure to play the Racine Concert Band Quiz to be entered into the Summer Spectacular!
See you at the Racine Zoo on Sundays this summer!
Sunday, June 30, 2013
If you are near Shorewood, you might take in the Shorewood Concert Band at Atwater Park on July 4th beginning at 6:30 PM. If you are near Racine, the Fourth Fest Parade is in the morning and the evening celebration, featuring the Racine Concert Band, is at North Beach in the evening.
And many communities will have their own special celebrations, featuring their community music groups. I suggest taking in one or more of these wonderful celebrations. Enjoy the performances and support the musicians.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
What a great way to begin the Independence Day Celebration: enjoy a picnic and the concert by the American Legion Band on Tuesday, the fireworks on Wednesday, and your local parade and fireworks on the 4th! It doesn't get much better than that!
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Their next concert is on Thursday June 20th at 7 PM at Atwater Park. If you would like more information, you can check out their web site: http://www.shorewoodconcertband.org/. The group is always looking for musicians and volunteers. Send Frank an email from the web site for more information.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Also, don't forget the Shorewood Men's Club Chicken Dinner this Saturday. The Shorewood Concert Band performs at noon. Come for the music and great food!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
July 4 - In the Fourth Fest Parade. Later in the evening, at North Beach as a part of the Independence Day Celebrations
July 7 - At 7:30 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo
July 14 - At 7:30 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo
July 21 - At 7:30 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo
July 28 - At 7:30 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo
August 4 - At 7:00 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo
August 11 - At 7:00 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo
August 18 - At 7:00 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo
August 25 - At 7:00 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo
This summer the Racine Concert Band will bring back the popular Racine Concert Band Quiz. By entering the weekly quiz, you are also entered in the Summer Sweepstakes Spectacular! Be sure to attend all the concerts and enter the quiz to increase your chances for a nice prize. The prizes will be awarded at the August 25 concert. While you don't have to be present to win, it sure is fun to accept the prize from Music Director Mark Eichner! See you at the concerts!
Sunday, May 26, 2013
June 8 - Performing at noon in Atwater Park as a part of the Shorewood Men's Club Chicken Dinner. The Band will perform for about an hour near the flower garden. Come and enjoy the food and music, and support some good causes.
June 20 - Performing at 7 PM in Atwater Park. Bring a Lawn chair or blanket and enjoy about an hour of fun music.
July 4 - Performing at 6 PM as a part of the Family Day celebration.
July 18 - Performing at 7 PM in Atwater Park. Come and enjoy the last concert of the season presented by the band.
I hope to see you at one or more of the concerts this season.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
At 1:30 the music continues with Water Dogs Rock. The afternoon concludes with music from the G-Rock Band.
The Men's Club supports a lot of non-profit groups, including the Shorewood Concert Band. The chicken is supplied and cooked by Rupena's and is fabulous. So be sure to come and enjoy the first summer band concert of the season, and either enjoy some chicken for lunch or bring some home for dinner.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
- Saturday May 11 - The Menomonee Falls Symphony presents Celebrating Mothers at 7:30 in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center in Sussex. See the MFSO web site for more info.
- Sunday May 12 - The Milwaukee Festival Brass presents Queen For a Day at 3:00 in the Schwan Concert Hall on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran College. See the MFB web site for details.
- Saturday May 18 - The Concert Chamber Orchestra presents Leather, featuring Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, at 8:00 in St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa. See the CCO web site for details.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Until then, rest assured that the concert season is winding down and there is not a lot of news to publish. See you on Sunday.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Maestro Michael Kamenski is now devising an updated concert program. As soon as it is announced I will post it. So, keep watching this site for all the details. You can also check the MFSO web site.
And I would still mark your calendar for Saturday evening May 11th at 7:30 PM in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center in Sussex. I suggest you take mom to dinner and then to the MFSO concert. That is a wonderful Mother's Day gift!
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The Concord Chamber Orchestra's goal is to make classical music accessible to all. They have been performing in the Milwaukee area since 1975. You can find more information about the CCO by visiting their web site.
As I mentioned, more on this concert in April.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Their next concert is Sunday March 24, the day of this posting. In order to get the information out as quickly as possible, I posted today instead of this coming Sunday.
They MMCCB will perform music from the Circus, as their poster states they will perform Three Ring Music! The concert begins at 3 PM in the Schwan Concert Hall of Wisconsin Lutheran College at 88th and Wisconsin Avenue. The admission is Free!
I have attended the MMCCB performances in the past and these concert are great to expose the younger ones to music. And given the programming for this concert, be sure to bring the little ones for an afternoon of fun and music. And the price is good too.
Again, since this post came out early, no post on Sunday the 24th. The next post will be on March 31.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The MFSO web site describes the concert with Ms. Luft this way:
A celebrated live performer, stage, film and television actress, best-selling author, recording artist and Emmy nominated producer - Ms. Luft continues to triumph in every medium with critics labeling her one of the most vibrant, versatile and exciting artists on stage today. One of her most ambitious projects to date is the highly acclaimed multi-media production "Songs My Mother Taught Me--A Celebration of the Music of Judy Garland." This theatrical extravaganza melds one of the world's most familiar songbooks with personal memories of a loving daughter.
This is a show not to be missed. Visit the MFSO web site for more information or to order tickets.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
I also found out that one of the premier horn quartets will be visiting the Milwaukee Area to perform Guns 'N' Rosenkavalier. The Milwaukee Opera Theater will be presenting this opera, "a rock-recital that jumps from Kate Bush to Schubert and Brahms to The Boss, confounding your expectations and celebrating that which is universal." The performances will be the weekend of March 22 to 24 at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. The Premier horn quartet will be none other than Genghis Barbie!
I mention this because on Saturday the 23rd, Genghis Barbie will travel to Appleton to join the Fox Valley Horn Club in a master class and performance. I applaud the group for encouraging young horn players during their down time between performances. Absolutely wonderful.
For more information, check out the Milwaukee Opera Theater, Genghis Barbie, and the Fox Valley Horn Club Event.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Special guests this year include jazz Horn player Richard Todd, currently teaching at the University of Miami, who will perform a jazz program on Friday evening and a master class and classical recital on Saturday. The Workshop also welcomes Bernhard Scully, currently teaching at the University of Illinois and former member of the Canadian Brass. He will perform in recital on Friday evening and offer a master class on Saturday. Also, a number of artists within the state will perform in recital. And finally, the Oshkosh Horn Choir, under the direction of Bruce Atwell, will perform.
For more information, please check the music department web pages for UW-Oshkosh. The link also contains the information for registration.
By the way, these workshops are geared for high school musicians as well as college and post-college musicians. In fact, the competitions have both high school and college divisions. And everyone I have talked to agrees that when listening and watching a master class, they always pick up one or two great tips that helps improve their playing.
And one final point: if your registration is postmarked by February 1, you save $10 on the registration fee. Be sure to get the form downloaded, filled out, and in the mail right away!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The event is called Tutti, the musical term for "everyone". Admission is $30 in advance, $35 at the door for an evening of desserts, entertainment by faculty and students, silent auction items, raffles, and the like. My favorite is the chocolates from Wilmar Chocolates of Appleton. Not only are the chocolates decadent, inside each box is a prize. It might be a dollar bill, or it might be a gift certificate. But in either case, the chocolates are always wonderful!
Proceeds from the event will help provide program support for lessons and ensembles, opportunities for teacher development, and tuition assistance to struggling families. Certainly a cause worth supporting! You can find more information on tutti from the Lawrence University web site. We will be there, and we hope to see you there.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Maestro Michael Kamenski will be joined by local showman Tom Anthony and his band, and will present a romantic evening of music and stories, in a Las Vegas style dinner show. For more information and to order tickets, please check the MFSO and Tom Anthony web sites. You can also order tickets by calling 262-679-3905.
The tickets do go quickly, and concerts have sold out in the past. In addition, Mr. Anthony performed with the MFSO last year at Christmastime, and the house was full. (It was an outstanding salute to the Christmas Specials of Andy Williams.) I expect that the Silver Spring Country Club will be full for both evenings. Best not to wait. Order your tickets very soon.
One additional bit of information: Maestro Kamenski will appear on the Channel 4 TV show The Morning Blend on Thursday January 31, to talk about the dinner/concert.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Milwaukee Festival Brass is currently seeking talented high school musicians to audition for membership in our High School Apprentice Program. An experience unlike any other, qualified students will perform within our British-style brass band, mentored by the gifted adult musicians seated next to them.
This is a wonderful and unique opportunity for a brass or percussion high school student. The MFB performs a wide variety of music. A talented high school musician can gain this type of experience in very few ways today. I strongly encourage you to think seriously of participating. You will not regret it.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Enjoy. Be sure to mark your calendar for the concerts you select.
15 and 16: Menomonee Falls Symphony Dinner Concert, 6:30 PM, Silver Spring Country Club
3 - Milwaukee Festival Brass, 3 PM, St. John's Lutheran, Brookfield
3 - Lakeshore Symphonic Band, 4 PM, Cedarburg PAC
21 - Knightwind Ensemble, 3 PM, South Milwaukee PAC
3 - Waukesha Area Symphonic Band, 7:30 PM, Shattuck Auditorium, Carroll University
5 - Lakeshore Symphonic Band, 3 PM, Cedarburg PAC
11- Menomonee Falls Symphony, 7:30 PM, Sussex Hamilton PAC
12 - Milwaukee Festival Brass, 3 PM, Wisconsin Lutheran College
27 - Knightwind Ensemble, 1 PM, Wisconsin Memorial Park