Sunday, December 19, 2010

A very Merry Christmas To You!

It's the 19th of December. The concerts have been played. People are just finishing their list of things to do before the Holidays arrive (or maybe not).

I wish you a wonderful Holiday Season, regardless of the Holiday you keep. I'll be back in early January with a calendar of concerts for the beginning of 2011.

Until then, all the best to you and yours!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Horns A Plenty Christmas in the Fox Valley

As I mentioned in the last post, the Horns A Plenty Christmas concert for Milwaukee happened on the 10th. However, you can still participate in the one to be held in the Fox Valley on Saturday December 18. All of the events will be held at the Communication Arts Center on the Campus of the University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley in Menasha, Wisconsin.

The special guest this year is Randall Faust, Professor of Music at Western Illinois University, and host of last year's International Horn Society Symposium. The day begins with a Master Class taught by Dr. Faust at 11 AM. At 1 PM, all horn players will assemble for the rehearsal. Finally, the concert begins at 2 PM.

If you are in the Fox Valley, be sure to set some time aside for this wonderful event. For those of you in the rest of Southeastern Wisconsin, you might want to take a road trip to witness this wonderful concert. Horn players of all ages and skills playing the music of the season. A lot of fun and a great experience for horn players, young and old alike.

For more information, here is the Horns A Plenty Christmas web site link:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Horns A Plenty Christmas in Milwaukee

Attention all Milwaukee Area horn players: Horns A Plenty Christmas will perform at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on Friday December 10 before the Milwaukee Ballet performance of the Nutcracker. For those of you who may not know, the Horns A Plenty Christmas concerts started in the Fox Valley about 10 years ago, and they raise money for scholarships for high school French Horn players. Anyone can play (the music is fairly easy), just show up, pay the fee, don the T-Shirt, and play!

For more information, see the web site:

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holiday Concert Preview - Waukesha Area Symphonic Band

Join the Waukesha Area Symphonic Band for their annual Holiday concert, this year on Friday, December 10, at 7:30 PM in Shattuck Auditorium on the campus of Carroll University.

Who can resist the majestic sound of brass playing holiday music? Or maybe some jazzy woodwinds? What would your holiday season be without hearing Sleigh Ride, or Silent Night? All of this will be include in the concert. And the special arrangement of Silent Night, by Music Director Rick Kirby, has become a tradition on this concert. The performance will feature holiday music performed by smaller ensembles from within the band, as well as the full band.

Admission to this concert is $5, or is free with a donation of 5 non-perishable foods items that will be donated to the Waukesha Food Pantry. Examples of especially needed items include peanut butter, canned chili, stews and meats, canned vegetables, pastas, rice and soups.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the evening of December 10, and maybe pack up some food as well. You'll get a great deal, enjoy a fun concert, and do a great deal of good!