Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. ― Khalil Gibran

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Profiles of The Band Members

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It's all about the music, which means it's all about the way each band member, whether its the concert band or swing band, adds their sound to the whole. Get to know the band members in these brief profiles, which are posted from time to time as part of the series, Getting to Know the Band.

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January 22, 2017 |

Juan Tizol, member of the Ellington Orchestra, Born This Date in 1900

A trombonist with the Ellington orchestra, Tizol also composed the standards, “Caravan” and “Perdido.”

January 19, 2017 |

Remembering Elis Regina, One of Brazil’s Most Popular Singers

Known as the “hurricane,” or “little pepper,” Elis Regina soared to new heights of popularity in Brazil during the 60s and 70s.

January 17, 2017 |

Concert Band Working on Piece by Japanese Composer

Renowned Japanese composer Yasuhide Ito is one of the featured artists for the New Horizons Concert Band as they work up an intricate, gorgeous piece entitled, “Festal Scenes.”

January 15, 2017 |

Some Observations on A Workshop & Performance: music as community

Two Milwaukee-based jazz musicians delivered a wonderful performance last night. And preceded it with a gem of a workshop. Some thoughts on the underlying meaning of it all.

January 14, 2017 |

Anniversary of the Death of Composer Joaquín Turina

The Spanish composer, influenced by traditional Andalusian music, composed for guitar genius, Andres Segovia.

January 12, 2017 |

Horowitz Makes American Debut on This Date in 1928

The famed pianist dazzled and delighted the audience and critics alike, helping propel him to one of the great music careers of all time.

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