Sunday, November 7, 2010

Concert Preview - Waukesha Area Symphonic Band presents a World Premiere

Join the Waukesha Area Symphonic Band on Sunday (new day) November 14 at 7:30 PM for a World Premiere. The Shattuck Auditorium on the campus of Carroll University will be the site for Remix, a new piece by Music Director Rick Kirby. Mr. Kirby is a retired band director from Waukesha West High School, and, besides his composing duties, he is currently directing the Carroll University Jazz Ensemble and is also Associate Director of the Youth Wind Orchestra of Wisconsin.

The concert will also include a fanfare by Julie Giroux, the famous Suite of Old American Dances by Robert Russell Bennett, and an anthology of Leroy Anderson tunes. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. For more information or to pre-order tickets, please call 262-370-6129.

One neat piece of trivia I learned about this concert is that, performing in the band for this concert, is a husband, wife, and son. The Eisenmann family will be well represented in the ranks of the musicians on that evening. That's one of the great things about community music groups: the love of music can be passed down through the generations, and we all benefit from that love.

And the Packers have a Bye week. No game to get in the way of concert attendance! Hope to see you there!

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