Sunday, May 3, 2009

In Observance of Memorial Day

Before I get to the Memorial Day information, I found out that there is one more concert in the Spring season that I have not mentioned. On Tuesday May 12 the Wauwatosa Community Band will perform at Longfellow Middle School in Wauwatosa (76th and North Avenue). I do not have any other information at this time. As soon as I get it, I will post it. And also on Saturday evening the 16th, don't forget the concert by the Menomonee Falls Symohony, which I previewed last week.

There are two concerts in the Milwaukee area (that I am aware of) for the observance of Memorial Day, both being performed on Monday May 25.

The first will be performed by the Knightwind Ensemble at 1 PM in the Peck Welcome Center (indoors) of the Milwaukee County Zoo. The concert is an old-fashioned concert in the park, complete with music from Broadway and the Movies, some light classics, and some patriotic music. This concert always finishes with the Salute to the Armed Forces, a rousing finish to a fun concert. And the concert is included with your admissioon to the Zoo.

Having a concert in the park held indoors is a good move for Memorial Day. The weather is just too changeable to hold the concert outdoors.

The second concert is later in the afternoon. The Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band performs a Memorial Day concert at 5 PM in Memorial Hall at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, Wells Street at the Lakefront. This is a free concert honoring those who have fallen and have served their country. Selections include American Patriot Overture, Tribute, A Quiet Music for the Fallen, A Billy Joel Portrait, and the Armed Forces Salute.

So you have a number of options for observing Memorial Day, part fun music and part solemn remberance.

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