Thursday, June 5, 2008

Summer Season is Here!

Sorry for the late post...I was out of town over the weekend. This coming Saturday June 14th has two summer concerts you may be interested in. One is in town and the other is a bit of a ride away in Appleton.

The Shorewood Concert Band performs this Saturday at 4:30 PM outside in Atwater Park (Lake Drive at Capitol Drive), as a part of the Shorewood Men's Club Chicken Dinner. The event helps raise money for a number of deserving charities in Shorewood, including the Shorewood Concert Band.

Dr. Pat Backhaus has chosen a fun concert for the audience, and a challenging one for the players (yes, it is the same concert). The First Suite of Gustav Holst, an evergreen band favorite, will provide light and lyrical sounds for the audience while providing a challenge for the band members. Then everyone gets to have a good time with classics like Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight and Basin Street Blues. And of course there must be a march: Sousa's Washington Post. So come enjoy the music and the chicken...from Rupena's. Both will be wonderful.

And after you've had your fill of chicken and music, get in the car and drive to Appleton and the Fox Cities Stadium, home of the Timber Rattlers, for an outdoor concert by the Fox Valley Symphony. The concert will feature baseball music including Casey At The Bat, a salute to our veterans, and will finish with the 1812 Overture. Rumor has it that real cannons will be used during that portion of the Overture...doesn't get any better than that! You can contact the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers office for more information and tickets. Or check out the web site of the Fox Valley Symphony:

Finally, post the summer band concerts you know of in a reply and we'll all be able to enjoy them.

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