Wednesday, June 19, 2013

2013 first and second concerts

Our first concert of the year was on Saturday June 8.

Our featured numbers were:
The Band Played On / Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight by JF Palmer & Charles Ward / Joe Hayden & Theodore Metz
Concerto for Madison Avenue (and Band) arranged by John Higgins
Toccata For Band by Frank Erickson
Driftwood by Louis Palange
Danny by Edwin Franko Goldman
A Seasonal Suite by Ralph Hermann
Salut d’Amour by Sir Edward Elgar
Highlights from Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein 2nd
Success by Harold Bennett
On The Mall by Edwin Franko Goldman

Highlights from the announcements:
"How do you catch a Unique bird? You Neek up on it!
 and how do you catch a Tame bird? The Tame Way!"
"Ralph Hermann's A Seasonal Suite has four movements based on Wisconsin's four seasons. Snow Shoveling, Construction, Mosquito, and the Packers"

Our second concert is tomorrow night June 20th at 7 pm in Atwater Park.
Pieces to be played include:
Rockingham Heritage by Gary Fagan
Alamo by Karl L King
Holiday In London by A. R. Piato
The Billboard by John N. Klohr
Manhattan Beach by John Philip Sousa
Spanish Flea by Julius Wechter
Down A Country Lane by Aaron Copeland
Bandology by Eric Osterling
Beer Barrel Polka by L. Brown, W.A. Timm, V. Zeman and J. Vejvoda
and a couple of surprises!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

2013 Season!

I'm proud to announce the 2013 Shorewood Concert Band Season!

This 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 (1/2 an hour earlier than last year)
Thursday June 20th 7:00 pm
Thursday July 4th 6:30 pm
Thursday July 18th 7:00 pm

If you'd like to join the band please contact Pat Backhaus the director at or Frank Laycock the President, Announcer and Tuba Player at

This year's rehearsals are:
Thursday, June 6th 7:00 – 9:00 pm Shorewood Intermediate School Band Room
Thursday, June 13th 7:00 – 9:00 pm Brass Bell Music
Thursday, June 27th 7:00 – 9:00 pm Brass Bell Music
Thursday, July 11th 7:00 – 9:00 pm Brass Bell Music

The Shorewood Intermediate School is the round building located south of Capitol at 3830 N. Morris Blvd. The band room is located on the second floor at the rear of the building.
Brass Bell Music is located at the corner of Silver Spring Drive and Lydell in Whitefish Bay near Bayshore Mall. Please bring your own music stand to these rehearsals.

Hope to see you there!