Thursday, May 5, 2011

Shorewood Concert Band has a new web home

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Check out the band's new web home at:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Recovering from a Birthday....

So yesterday was my birthday. It was my number swap birthday, where the digits in my age are the opposite of my birth year.

My parents came down and even though it was really hot we went to the Racine Zoo to try and see the new Lion Cubs. They were smarter than us, sleeping in the shade inside their den.

For dinner we went to Olde Madrid for Tapas and Paella where my wife and I went for Valentine's Day in 2009. This time we tried the Gazpacho, Seville Crab Cakes, Roasted Chicken and Cherries, Almond Crusted Cod, Empanadas, Baked Goat Cheese, Spanish Meatballs, Don Quixote Paella "A legendary combination of garlic, sautéed chicken, and pork tenderloin, baked in a garlic lemon broth." We ended with the Plantana al Carmaleo "Sautéed banana with caramel sauce and ice cream."

I have not been that full in a long time :)

Today I got up early and checked the Weather Channel, more hot and muggy weather all week so went out started mowing the lawn **again**. I wish it would quit raining so the grass would go to sleep! I have two cordless electric lawnmowers which are nice and quiet but one of them stopped working - the ignition switch broke so it's a trip to the repair shop. But that's not the worst thing! "Me Ole Bamboo" from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang got stuck in my head! So here it is because the best way to get rid of an "Ear Worm" is to share it!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Caravan by Juan Tizol

One of the number we are playing at Thursday's nights Shorewood Concert Band concert is Juan Tizol's Caravan.
Here he is with the Duke Ellington Orchestra taking the solo on his valve Trombone:

"Big Band Salute"

This Thursday is the fourth and final free concert of the year for the Shorewood Concert Band.
7 pm in Atwater Park, where Capital Drive meets Lake Drive in Shorewood Wisconsin!

"The Shorewood Concert Band Presents: Big Band Salute" will feature these numbers and possibly some surprises:

Welcome March
High Society
La Virgen De La Macarena
Boogie-Woogie Band
Waltzes from Sari
Elmer Bernstein’s Jazz Selections
Progress March
Ballin’ The Jack

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

A Star Spangled Band

The third concert of the 2009 Season is coming tomorrow July 4th at 6:30 pm at Atwater Park.

National Emblem - EE Bagley
You're A Grand Old Flag - George M Cohan
Bucky Badger - arranged by Wayne Becker
This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
I Am The Guard - Arthur Fields
The Star and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa
Washington Grays - Claudio S Grafulla
Independentia - RB Hall
Semper Fidelis - John Philip Sousa
Armed Forces - The Pride of Americ - arranged by Larry Clark & Greg Gilpan
Beer Barrel Polka - L. Brown, WA Timm, V Zeman and J Vejvoda

Our last concert of the year will be Thursday July 15th at 7 pm.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Shorewood Concert Band - second concert tomorrow night!

Tomorrow Night June 24th, 2010!
7 pm!!
Atwater Park, Shorewood Wisconsin!!!

"The Shorewood Concert Band Presents: Movie Magic" will feature these numbers and possibly some surprises:
Noble Men - Henry Fillmore
Ewok Celebration - John Williams
Highlights from South Pacific - Richard Rodgers
I've Made My Plans for the Summer - John Philip Sousa
Highlights from The Pink Panther - Hanry Mancini
Under The Double Eagle - JF Wagner
Hollywood Serenade - Albert Oliver Davis