Monday, May 17, 2021

Shorewood Concert Band 2021

It is with a heavy heart that the Shorewood Concert Band Board must announce the cancellation of our Summer 2021 season.

Unfortunately, conditions have not improved enough for us to gather for rehearsals and concerts yet.
The Shorewood Men’s Club will not be having their Chicken BBQ and the City of Shorewood have moved the fireworks to Estabrook Park and will not have live music.
There are also live music restrictions for of Atwater Park put in place by the Shorewood Recreation Dept and Brass Bell is not hosting large rehearsals yet.

It is your enthusiasm as both musicians and audience members that inspires us to make our concerts bigger and better every year.

Looking forward to seeing you all in 2021 2022 for our 40th season!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Shorewood Concert Band 2020

It is with a heavy heart that the Shorewood Concert Band Board must announce the cancellation of our Summer 2020 season. The safety of our players and audience are of the utmost importance to us and we cannot in good conscience host a concert while doing so could threaten the health of so many.

Like you, we eagerly anticipate our season as a time of fun, connection and celebration of our shared love of music. We had hoped the world would have looked different by June & July, but after closely following the development of the COVID-19 outbreak, having discussions with our partners in Shorewood and at Brass Bell Music where we hold our rehearsals, and in keeping with guidance from the CDC, we can’t see a clear picture of it being be safe for all of us to gather again.

We're proud of providing the music for the past 39 years for the Shorewood Men's Club Chicken BBQ Picnic (cancelled for 2020), the Fourth of July Family Day celebrations (delayed by the Shorewood Village Board until September or October) and the Thursday Night Concerts (restrictions for the use of Atwater Park put in place by the Shorewood Recreation Dept.)

It’s your enthusiasm as both musicians and audience members that inspires us to make our concerts bigger and better every year.

Looking forward to seeing you all in 2021 for our 40th season!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Final Concert of 2019

Thursday June 18th is our final concert of 2019 at 7 pm in Atwater Park (where Capitol Drive meets Lake Drive) in Shorewood, WI.

It’s going to be a special night because at 6 pm the Shorewood summer band for grades 5-8 will playing their concert, followed by our 4th and final concert for 2019 at 7:00 pm.
In the case of inclement weather, the performance by the Summer Band will be held in the SIS Commons at the same scheduled time of 6 pm, but the Shorewood Concert Band performance will be cancelled.

Star-Spangled Banner - Francis Scott Key arranged by John Philip Sousa
Shorewood School Song
Highlights from The Pink Panther - Henry Mancini
The Volunteers - John Philip Sousa
Elizabethan Suite - arr by Philip Gordon
Comedy Classics - arr by Paul Murtha
This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Down By The Riverside - arr by Robert Stein
On The Mall - Edwin Franko Goldman
Hawaii Five-O Theme - Mort Stevens

Hope to see you there!

Next year’s concert schedule has not been finalized yet because our traditional last concert date is also the final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention downtown, and we don’t want to steal the spotlight from them!
The 2020 schedule so far is:
Saturday June 13th 12:00 pm & Saturday July 4th 5:30 pm
Check back for a complete schedule in the spring!

Monday, July 1, 2019

4th of July 2019

Thursday is our annual 4th of July concert during Shorewood's Family Day celebrations.
The concert starts at 5:30 in Atwater Park, where Capitol Drive meets Lake Drive on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Star-Spangled Banner - Francis Scott Key arranged by John Philip Sousa
You’re a Grand Old Flag - George M Cohan
Highlights from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein
Wisconsin Forward Forever - John Philip Sousa
Armed Forces - The Pride of America - arr by Larry Clark & Greg Gilpin
I Am the Guard - Arthur Fields
God Bless America - Irving Berlin
The Liberty Bell - John Philip Sousa
The Anniversary Waltz - Al Dubin & Dave Franklin
God Bless the U.S.A. - Lee Greenwood
On Wisconsin! - W.T. Purdy
This Is My Country - Al Jacobs
Bucky Badger - arr by Wayne Becker
Audiences’ Choice - You pick your favorite Sousa March and we’ll play it! - John Philip Sousa

Come for the Music, Stay for the Fireworks!

Our final concert of the year will be on Thursday, July 20th.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Rock Me, Amadeus!

Our second concert of the 2019 season is today Thursday, June 20tt!

The concert starts tonight at 7:00 in Atwater Park (where Capitol Drive meets Lake Drive in Shorewood, WI.

Our theme this concert is "Rock Me, Amadeus!"

Amadeus! - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
On The Campus - John Philip Sousa
Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet - P. I. Tschaikowsky
The Masterpiece - J. J. Mauret and Paul Parnes
The Muppet Show Theme - Jim Henson and Sam Pottle
The Wind Beneath My Wings - Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar
Begin the Beguine - Cole Porter
Beach Boys Golden Hits - arr. by Kurt Gäble
The Chicken Dance - Terry Rendall and Werner Thomas

In case of inclement weather the concert will be cancelled.

Old Director!
New Music!
New Players!
Same Old Jokes!

Hope to see you there!

Our next concert will be on Thursday July 4th at 5:30 pm.

Friday, June 7, 2019

First Concert of 2019

Our first concert of the 2019 season is Saturday, June 8th!

We start playing at 12:00 in Atwater Park (where Capitol Drive meets Lake Drive in Shorewood, WI.

We are the lunch-time entertainment during the annual Shorewood Men's Club Chicken Bar-B-Que.

Our theme this concert is "More Music To Eat Chickens By"

Liberty Loan March - John Phillip Sousa
Highlights from South Pacific - Rodgers & Hammerstein
Little Irish Suite - Leroy Jackson
Rainy Days and Mondays - Williams & Nichols
Highlights from Oklahoma - also Rodgers & Hammerstein
Tangotoon - John Kinyon
Their Finest Hour - Theodore Maki
Beer Barrel Polka - L Brown, W.A. Timm, V. Zeman, J. Vejvoda
The Band Played on / Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight - Palmer, Ward, Hayden & Metz
Plus special surprises!

In case of inclement weather the concert will be cancelled - although the chickens will still be cookin' so please still stop by and pick some up!

Old Director!
New Music!
New Players!
Percussionists!!!
Same Old Jokes!

Hope to see you there!

Our next concert will be on Thursday June 20th at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Shorewood Concert Band 2019 Season

2019 Season!

Our all-volunteer band plays a series of four concerts in June and July in Atwater Park in Shorewood, Wisconsin.

This year's concerts:
Saturday June 8th noon
Thursday June 20th 7:00 pm
Thurday July 4th 5:30 pm
Thursday July 18th 7:00 pm

If you'd like to join the band please contact Frank Laycock the President, Announcer and Tuba Player at shorewoodcncrtband@sbcglobal.net

This year's rehearsals:

Brass Bell Music is located at 210 Silver Spring Drive

This year's rehearsals are:
Thursday May 30th - 7:00 to 9
Thursday June 6th - 7:00 to 9
Thursday June 13th - 7:00 to 9
Thursday June 27th - 7:00 to 9
Thursday July 11th - 7:00 to 9


Hope to see you there!
Frank