Sunday, April 24, 2016

Upcoming Concert

The Milwaukee Concert Band will perform on Sunday May 15 at the Brown Deer High School Auditorium.  The concert begins at 2PM.

The MCB is one of the oldest community music groups in the area, having been formed in 1940.  For many years it was a part of the Civic Music Association.  At that time, CMA sponsored both an Orchestra and a Symphonic Band.  The MCB became what was the old Civic Concert band.

Unfortunately, I do not have the program that will be performed on May 15.  However, the MCB performs a more traditional concert, with some new music, some orchestral music, and some popular music.  I know you will enjoy it.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Concert Reminder

Don't forget that the Menomonee Falls Symphony is performing Saturday April 23 at the Sussex-Hamilton Fine Arts Center.  The concert features Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and the First and Second Place finishers in the MFSO Concerto Competition.

Check out the MFSO web site for more information and to order tickets.  See you there.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Congratulations to the Milwaukee Festival Brass

Congratulations go out to all of the members of the Milwaukee Festival Brass.  Over the weekend of April 1, they competed at the North American Brass Band Association's 2016 Championships in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  In the Third Section (the bands compete against other bands of similar skill level), the MFB placed first with a score of 273.6, besting the other 6 bands in their section.

Other area groups included the Madison Brass Band, which placed sixth in the First Section, and the Chicago Brass Band which placed seventh in the Championship Section.

All the more reason to attend the upcoming concert by the Milwaukee Festival Brass on Sunday May 22 at the Pius XI Performing Arts Center at 3PM.  Be sure to mark your calendar for that one.  It will be a great concert and a fun celebration!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Concert Reminder

Just a reminder about the upcoming concert for the Menomonee Falls Symphony coming up on Saturday evening April 23.  The concert features performances by two winners of the Concerto Competition, who are both violinists:  Samantha Carter and Zaneta Domblesky.

For more information and to order tickets, please see the MFSO web site.

Upcoming Concert: Waukesha Area Symphonic Band

Join the Waukesha Area Symphonic Band on Friday April 29 for the concert Wings.  The concert begins at 7:30 in the Shattuck Auditorium on the campus of Carroll University.

The concert will feature the 2016 Concerto Competition winners:  Andrew Burzinski and Anthony Burzinski, on trumpet.  Admission is $10 and the concert benefits the Waukesha office of ACAP:  the Adaptive Community Approach Program.  This organization allows people with disabilities demonstrate their talents within the community.  You can learn more about ACAP here.

WASB concerts are always enjoyable.  Certainly, this is a concert to add to your calendar.