WLHS Concert Band

2016 Happenings

WLC Jazz Festival

On Saturday, January 23rd, the WLHS Jazz Ensemble will be traveling up Bluemound Road to attend the WLC Jazz Festival. There will be a number of clinics, classes, and performances with local jazz musicians. In addition, the ensemble will be working with Chris Vadala who is currently the director of Jazz Studies and a Saxophone Professor at the University of Maryland. The weekend wraps up with the Festival Concert at WLC on Saturday at 7pm. More information will be arriving soon.

Storage Room Clean-Up

This coming Saturday, January 9th, please consider joining the band parents board as we complete the overhaul of the band storage rooms. Many hands make light work and there is plenty to do. We will be working from 9am to about 3pm with lunch provided. Please sign up on Volunteer Spot. Contact Mr. Petersen or Amy Wranovsky for more information.

St. Olaf Band Concert

The St. Olaf Band, dubbed “one of America’s preeminent bands” by The New Yorker, will perform in Milwaukee as part of its 2016 national tour. The concert will take place on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Wisconsin Lutheran High School. The concert is free for all students, $10 for adults/seniors, and group rates (10+) are available. Tickets are available on the night of the concert, in advance at stolaf.edu/tickets, or by calling 800-363-5487 ($5 fee applies).

The St. Olaf Band’s national tour program will feature Steven Bryant’s Ecstatic Fanfare, selections from Jukka Linkola’s Trumpet Concerto No. 2 featuring St. Olaf faculty member Martin Hodel, Peter Van Zandt Lane’s highly energetic Hivemind, Bruce Broughton’s A Celebration Overture, conductor Timothy Mahr’s Endurance, and the final movement of Donald Grantham’s Symphony for Winds and Percussion.

Upcoming Church Performances

Sunday, January 17 - Woodwind Ensemble @ Trinity Lutheran Church, Waukesha

Sunday, February 14 - Woodwind & Brass Ensemble @ Jordan Lutheran Church, West Allis

Sunday, March 20 - Brass Ensemble @ Nain Lutheran Church, West Allis

Sunday, April 24 - Brass Ensemble @ St. John's Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa

Sunday, May 15 - Woodwind Ensemble @ Grace Lutheran, Milwaukee

Striving To Glorify God Through Music