Sunday, September 16, 2012

A neat concert in Watertown and news from West Allis

Mark September 25 on your calendar.  There will be a special performance at 2 PM in the Auditorium at Luther Prep in Watertown by Dr. Patricia Backhaus.  We know her as the Music Director of the Shorewood Concert Band during the summer months.  But Dr. Pat also performs shows reenacting Helen May Butler, also known as the Female Sousa.

Dr. Pat will be in full costume portraying Ms. Butler, one of the first female band directors.  For background information about Helen May Butler and her accomplishments, please click here.

The concert will be presented for a free will offering.  Dr. Pat's performances are musically enjoyable and always fun.  This concert is not offered regularly, so if you can, be sure to attend.

Now onto the West Allis news.  Some of you might have seen a comment from the Suburban Concert Band as a response to my post about different bands in the area.  The information is important and I want to repeat it today.  The Suburban Concert Band is looking for members for both the Concert Band and Jazz band.  There is a special need for clarinets, trumpets, and trombones.  The group rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7 PM at Nathan Hale High School, 116th and Lincoln Avenue.  If you would like more information, please contact Leslie Hall at (262) 797-8376 or email to  The post also stated that the Suburban Band is looking for a Music Director for this season.

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