Sunday, July 12, 2009

Concert Updates

I now have the list of concerts for the summer season of the Racine Concert Band, but before I list them, just a reminder that this Thursday is the final concert of the summer season for the Shorewood Concert Band. It will be at 7 PM in Atwater Park (corner of Capitol Drive and Lake Drive). The concert will feature the music of the Circus. Be sure to check your chairs and couches for pennies and bring them to the concert. The penny drive will benefit the band program at Shorewood High School. My guess is that if you bring other money, they will accept that as well. See you there.

Now on the the Racine Band. Each concert has at least one Sousa March and one other march. The concerts usually also feature a famous classical piece. And every concert will have a special guest, some from the band itself, and others from the area. Here's the concert schedule with the start times:
July 12 - 7:00
July 19 - 7:30
July 26 - 7:30
August 2 - 7:00
August 9 - 7:00
August 16 - 7:00
August 23 - 7:00

All of the concerts are at the Racine Zoo. While the Zoo charges admission during the day, there is no cost to attend the concert (as long as you don't arrive 5 hours early). Bring a lawn chair or blanket. The concert stage is at the bottom of a hill, giving a nice sound to everyone sitting on the hill - a natural amphitheater!

So be sure to take in one of the concerts - or maybe all. The price is right and so is the music!

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