Some news came in from the Knightwind Ensemble this week. They are teaming with the Hunger Task Force at their concert on Sunday November 20 at the South Milwaukee PAC. When you purchase a ticket at the door and bring in two non-perishable food items, you receive a $2 discount on that ticket. It's a great way to enjoy a wonderful concert and help the community. For more information on the Knightwind Ensemble concert, see their web site.
And speaking of the Knightwind Ensemble, a small group of players from the Ensemble will perform music in observance of Veteran's Day, beginning at 4 PM on Thursday November 10th in the Chapel of the Chimes at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 132nd and Capitol Drive. The program is open to the public.
And I also heard from one of the Directors of the New Horizons Band in the Ozaukee / Washington / Sheboygan County area. She wants to get the word out about this group that brings the love of making music to more people, and helps bring cheer to folks who may have some challenges (nursing homes, senior centers, and the like). The Directors not only program the concerts and rehearse the group, they also give lessons to improve the performance level of the members. The band is self-funding, collecting dues from members to pay the expenses for music and such. This is a great program that deserves more than just a mention: you should check out their web site. And if you haven't picked up your instrument in 40 or more years, and would like to but just don't feel comfortable joining an established band, the New Horizons band may be just for you.