Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer season for the Racine Concert Band

The Racine Concert Band begins another season of summer concerts at the Racine Zoo on Sunday July 9 at 7:30 PM.  The Band will perform for 7 Sunday evenings.  The July performances will begin at 7:30 while the August performances will begin at 7 PM, as the sun begins setting earlier.

The concerts are free.  The easiest entrance to the Zoo for the Sunday concerts is on Augusta Street near the pathway to Lake Michigan.

You can also enjoy the Racine Concert Band in performance in the July 4th parade in Racine.  The route goes up Main Street from 14th Street up to the Racine Zoo on the morning of the Fourth.  See the Fourth Fest web site for all the details.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Update from the Concord Chamber Orchestra

The Concord Chamber Orchestra will perform a number of free Pops concerts this summer.  Here's the list.  Find a concert close to you and go to it!

  • New Berlin Library Park, Wednesday July 12 beginning at 6:30
  • Boehner Botanical Gardens, Thursday July 27 beginning at 6:30
  • Franklin Lions Park, Sunday August 6 beginning at 2:00
  • Glendale New Band Shell, Wednesday August 9 beginning at 6:30
Also, the CCO has announced that three of their 2017-18 concerts will be held at the Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, on 80th Street just north of North Avenue. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

News from Chill On The Hill

A Milwaukee tradition will continue this year.  The Milwaukee American Legion Band will perform at Humboldt Park again this year.  The Legion Band has been performing in Milwaukee parks since before I was born.  And they will perform this summer on Tuesday June 27, the Tuesday before July 4th.  The program will feature some light classics, music from the movies and Broadway, and patriotic marches.

Bring a picnic dinner or purchase from the different vendors and food trucks.  Maybe a stop at the Humboldt Park Beer Garden before the concert is in order.  But be sure to take in a Milwaukee tradition.

And the week before that, on June 20th, the folks at Chill On The Hill welcome the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for a wonderful concert.  Be sure to get there early.  The hill will fill up quickly!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Update for the Shorewood Concert Band

The band performs this Saturday at the Shorewood Men's Club Chicken BBQ at Atwater Park.  But they perform at Noon.  So be sure to stop by a bit earlier to enjoy the concert and some great chicken.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The first event of the summer

The first event of the season is set for Saturday June 10 in Shorewood at Atwater park.  The Shorewood Men's Club will again host their Chicken BBQ, supplied by Rupena's.  One of the groups supplying the free live music will be the Shorewood Concert Band.  The band will perform at 12:30.

Be sure to stop by and enjoy the concert.  And take home some of that wonderful BBQ chicken or ribs.  The money raised will support a number of different civic groups in Shorewood including the Shorewood Concert Band.

For more information, see the Shorewood Men's Club web page.