Young Musicians Will Take the Stage at Academy Of Music
Biannual event is in its second year, and gives kids a taste of performing live in a band.
Academy School of Performance will hold its third concert on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 2-4 p.m. at the Academy School of Music on Appleton Avenue in Menomonee Falls.
The performances are an opportunity for private-lesson students to form ensembles, gain experience playing in small groups, and present live performances. The event was a success in its first year.
The public is welcome to attend and encourage the musicians. Doors open at 1:30. Photography without flash is permitted.
“This is the third time we’ve had this biannual concert, and I couldn’t be happier at how much it’s grown in a year,” said Jim Kube, percussion instructor and the program’s founder and director. “It’s more than doubled in size.”
The performances and participants are:
Back in Black, AC/DC:
Brandon Lucas (drums), John Schnapp (guitar)
Staff: Rob Wessel (guitar/vocals), Steve Koenigs (bass)
Born to be Wild, Steppenwolf:
Nick Lemley (drums)
Staff: Wessel (bass/vocals), Donny Jirschele (guitar)
Hurts so Good, John Mellencamp:
Marlene Skowron (drums)
Staff: Wessel (bass/vocals), Jirschele (guitar)
Saw Her Standing There, The Beatles:
Peter Matthews (drums)
Staff: Wessel (guitar/vocals), Koenigs (bass)
Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd:
Tim Lenke (drums)
Staff: Wessel (bass), Jirschele (guitar), Koenigs (guitar/vocals)
Beverly Hills, Weezer:
Ryan Brasfield (drums), Andrew Marzalkowski (guitar), Nick Vanderhaden (bass)
Staff: Wessel (vocals)
Smoke on the Water, Deep Purple:
Jack Perinovic (drums), Bobby Keane (guitar), Cully Lindquist (guitar), Aaron Blanchard (guitar)
Staff: Wessel (vocals), Koenigs (bass)
Jimmy Bucher (guitar)
Joe DaVila (guitar)
Staff: Dave Melstrand (guitar)
Academy School of Performance staff band
Academy School of Music offers music instruction and instruments for purchase and rental Monday through Thursday, noon - 8 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.