Sunday, June 30, 2013

Enjoy your Independence Day Celebrations

Don't forget you can start your Independence Day celebrations early with the Milwaukee American Legion Band concert at Humboldt Park on July 2 beginning at 6:30 PM.

If you are near Shorewood, you might take in the Shorewood Concert Band at Atwater Park on July 4th beginning at 6:30 PM.  If you are near Racine, the Fourth Fest Parade is in the morning and the evening celebration, featuring the Racine Concert Band, is at North Beach in the evening.

And many communities will have their own special celebrations, featuring their community music groups.  I suggest taking in one or more of these wonderful celebrations.  Enjoy the performances and support the musicians.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer Concerts by the Concord Chamber Orchestra

The summer concert series for the Concord Chamber Orchestra has been announced.

  •  Wednesday, July 24, 7 p.m. at the Rotary Performance Pavilion in Wauwatosa, 7300 Chestnut Street
  • Glen Hills Middle School in Glendale for Music in the Glen, Wednesday, July 31, 6:30 p.m., 2600 W. Mill Road
  • Franklin Lions Legend Park on Sunday, August 4 at 1 p.m., 8717 W. Drexel
  • Boerner Botanical Gardens on  Thursday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m., 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners
  • New Berlin Library Green Park on Wednesday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m., 15105 Library Lane
  • The Concord Chamber Orchestra aims to make classical music accessible to everyone, and their summer music series is always fun.  Make sure you take in at least one of their concerts this season.

    Sunday, June 16, 2013

    A Milwaukee Tradition Continues

    The annual Patriotic Concert by the Milwaukee American Legion Band will be held on Tuesday July 2 at Humboldt Park, as a part of their Chill On The Hill series.  The concert begins at 6:30 and there will be refreshments available.  Have a picnic in the park while listening to a community music group that has been performing in Milwaukee as long as I can remember.  As always, there is no charge for the concert. 

    What a great way to begin the Independence Day Celebration:  enjoy a picnic and the concert by the American Legion Band on Tuesday, the fireworks on Wednesday, and your local parade and fireworks on the 4th!  It doesn't get much better than that!

    Sunday, June 9, 2013

    Did you enjoy the ribs?

    The news that the Shorewood Men's Club was also offering ribs along with chicken at their annual barbecue was something I learned at the very last minute and could not update the posting for you.  If you are a ribs fan, I hope you had a chance to try it.  As always, the performance by the Shorewood Concert Band was fun.

    Their next concert is on Thursday June 20th at 7 PM at Atwater Park.  If you would like more information, you can check out their web site:  The group is always looking for musicians and volunteers.  Send Frank an email from the web site for more information.

    Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    And two reminders

    If you know of summer band schedules, send them via email to and I will get the information posted as soon as I can.

    Also, don't forget the Shorewood Men's Club Chicken Dinner this Saturday.  The Shorewood Concert Band performs at noon.  Come for the music and great food!

    Sunday, June 2, 2013

    Concert Schedule - Racine Concert Band

    The Racine Concert Band will perform in July and August this summer:

    July 4 - In the Fourth Fest Parade.  Later in the evening, at North Beach as a part of the Independence Day Celebrations

    July 7 - At 7:30 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo

    July 14 - At 7:30 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo

    July 21 - At 7:30 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo

    July 28 - At 7:30 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo

    August 4 - At 7:00 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo

    August 11 - At 7:00 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo

    August 18 - At 7:00 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo

    August 25 - At 7:00 in the band shell at the Racine Zoo

    This summer the Racine Concert Band will bring back the popular Racine Concert Band Quiz.  By entering the weekly quiz, you are also entered in the Summer Sweepstakes Spectacular!  Be sure to attend all the concerts and enter the quiz to increase your chances for a nice prize.  The prizes will be awarded at the August 25 concert.  While you don't have to be present to win, it sure is fun to accept the prize from Music Director Mark Eichner!  See you at the concerts!