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Events

Past Concerts 

WMCW Concerts prior to the 2012 -2013 Concert Season

Summer WINDS 2012

 

2011-12 Season

  
Nature's Music

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
Guest Conductor: Colonel L Bryan Shelburne, Jr., Retired,
U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own"

Winners & WINDS

Youth Soloist Scholarship Competition
Cory Spelde, Bassoon, Grand Haven High School
Adrielle Eberly, Trumpet, Fruitport High School
Participating Bands:
Orchard View High School, Bryan Merchant, Director
Coopersville High School, Scott Struyk, Director
March 11, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Reeths-Puffer Rocket Center, North Muskegon  

 

Bands on the Grand Festival
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Forest Hills Eastern High School, Ada, MI

 

A Chamber Music Christmas

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church of Muskegon

WINDS and Dixie

Saturday, November 12, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts
Guests: Dixie Du Jour  


2010-11 SEASON Schedule

 
ACB Convention

Saturday, May 14, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts
Guests: Arthur Campbell, Clarinet; Jessica Dold, Soprano

Winners and WINDS

Youth Soloist Scholardship Winners
Justin Auten, Alto Saxophone, Reeths-Puffer High School
Eric Hester, Trombone, Reeths-Puffer High School
Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
Participating Bands:  Reeths-Puffer, Brian Olian, Director
Montague High School,  Ms. Emma Greenwood, Director
Spring Lake High School, Mr. Michael Truszkowski, Director

Musical Gift Packages

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Central United Methodist Church, Muskegon

Angels in the Architecture

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
Guest: Friendship Rings Sweet Adeline Quartet
Soloist: Jessica Dold


2009-10 SEASON SCHEDULE


May I Have this Dance?

Sunday, May 2, 2010, 4:00 p.m
Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
Guests: Kalamazoo Concert Band

Motor City Festival of  Bands
Saturday, March 14, 2010, 3:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Motor City Brass Bands
Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, Dearborn, MI

Winners and WINDS
Youth Soloist Scholarship Winner, Emily Zacek, Flute, Spring Lake High School
Sunday, February 28, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
Participating Bands:  Whitehall High School, Mr. Vince Browand, Director
Calvary Christian High School, Mrs. Cheri Eberly, Director
Grand Haven High School, Mr. Greg Maynard, Director

The Many Faces of Jazz
Guests: Tim Froncek Trio
Sunday, November 22, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts

Joint Concert with North Oakland Community Band
Saturday, October 24, 2009, 7:00 p.m., Lake Orion High School


2008-09 SEASON SCHEDULE

 
Winners and WINDS

Sunday, March 22, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
Reeths-Puffer High School Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
Youth Soloist Scholarship Winner, Bryce Kyle, Clarinet
Guest Conductor: Kent Krive
Participating Bands: Fruitport Community Schools, Donald Showich; Mona Shores School, Jason Boyden

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands

Saturday, February 28, 2009
Okemos High School, Okemos, MI

Make the Season Bright

Saturday, November 22, 2008, 7:00 p.m., Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts  Guests: Motor City Brass Band 


2007-08 Season Schedule


Michigan Lakeshore Tour Program

Friday - Sunday, June 20 - 22, 2008

Music Friendships

Saturday, April 19, 2008, 7:00 p.m., Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
Guests: The North Oakland Concert Band

America's Pastimes

Sunday, March 30, 2008, 4:00 p.m., Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
Featuring the Youth Soloist Scholarship Winner: Thomas Pascale, Tuba, Mason County Central High School

Impressions

Sunday, January 20, 2008, 4:00 p.m. Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon

Bandancing

Sunday, October 14, 2007, 4:00 p.m. Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
Guest: Deanna Swoboda, Tuba Soloist


2006-07 Season Schedule


Sharing Sudler Sounds

Sunday, April 22, 2007, 4:00 p.m. Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
Guests: The Lansing Concert Band; Ein Prosit Alphorngruppe; Good Clean Fun Vocal Ensemble
Guest Conductor: Mr. John T. Madden, Director, MSU Spartan Marching Band and Artistic Director, Lansing Concert Band

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, 3:15 p.m., Okemos High School, Okemos
Guest Conductor: Gerald Guilbeaux, Lafayette Concert Band 

Simple Gifts

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, 4:00 p.m. Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
Guests: West Michigan Flute Association Orchestra, Darlene Dugan, Director; Mark Lopez, Marimba; Bonnie Bierma, Speaker

A Fall Full of Fiddlers

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, 4:00 p.m. Mona Shores Performing Arts Center
Guests: Mona Shores High School Fiddlers, Tim Staudacher, Director
Guest Conductor: Dr. Craig Hamilton, Hot Springs, Arkansas Community Band


2005-06 Concert Season


England-Ireland Tour

June 19-29, 2006

Sounds of Sousa

April 22, 2006, 7:00 p.m. Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
Guest: John Benson, Baritone Voice Soloist
Guest Conductor: Gerald Guilbeaux, Lafayette Concert Band and Arcadian Wind Symphony, Lafayette, LA

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, 4:00 p.m., Okemas High School, Okemos

A Musical Taste of Outer Space

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, 3:00 p.m., Spring Lake High School Auditorium

To Italy with Love

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, 7:00 p.m., Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
Guests: Arthur Campbell, Clarinet; Rocco Parisi, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet

Autumn Winds

Saturday, October 9, 2005, 3:00 p.m., Dart Auditorium, Lansing
Hosted by the Lansing Concert Band, John Endahl, Associate conductor, and John Whitwell, guest conductor


2004-05 Concert Season


Swing and Sway: An Afternoon of Jazz

Sunday, May 15, 2005, 4:00 p.m., Frauenthal Theater
Guests: The Western Jazz Quartet

Association of Concert Bands nATIONAL CONVENTION

Saturday, April 16, 2005, 7:30 p.m., Morrison Theater, Quincy, IL
Guests: The Western Jazz Quartet, Soprano Voice Soloist, Linda Mysen

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, 12:45 p.m., Okemas High School, Okemos

Songs, Snowflakes, Singing & Santa

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, 7:00 p.m., Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
A Collage Concert
Guests: Good Clean Fun; Muskegon Community College Singers

Autumn in Russia

Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, 8:00 pm., Dogwood Center, Fremont
Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, 8:00 p.m., Frauenthal Theater, Muskegon
Guest Conductor: Gerald Guilbeaux, Lafayette Concert Band and Arcadian Wind Symphony, Lafayette, LA

 

2003-04 Concert Season 


Showing Off! A Silver Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, April 25, 2004, 4:00 p.m. Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon

A Collage Concert; Premier of Windjammer, Scott Boerma composer, commissioned in memory of Donald L. Miller
Guests: Dennis L. Emmons and Lynn Middlebrook, guest conductors

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, 3:15 p.m., Okemos High School, Okemos

South of the Border
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, 7:30 p.m., Dogwood Center, Fremont
Sunday, Jan 18, 2004, 4:00p.m., Mona Shores High School, Norton Shores
Guest: Carols Seise, Tenor

A Tribute to the British Isles
Oct. 10, 2003, 4:00 p.m., Frauenthal Theater, Muskegon
Guests: Allen E. Beck, Guest Conductor; Muskegon Police Pipes & Drums


2002-03 Concert Season 


A Musical Trivial Pursuit

May 18, 2003, 4:00 p.m., Frauenthal Theater, Muskegon
Guests: Arthur Campbell, Clarinet

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands
Saturday, March 1, 2003, 2:20 p.m., Haslett High School, Haslett

Santa, Nutcrackers and Pre-Teens
Dec. 8, 2002, 4:00 p.m., Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
Guests: Linda Mysen, Soprano; Lafayette Woodwind Quintet; Reeths-Puffer Middle School Choirs, Catherine M. Gilson director

Summon the Heroes
Oct. 20, 2002, 4:00 p.m., Frauenthal Theater, Muskegon
Guests: John A. Campbell, Guest Conductor; Dr. Frank Marczak Speaker; Linda Mysen, Soprano

 

2001-02 Concert Season 


Music, Memories, and Milestones

May 19, 2002, 4:00 p.m., Frauenthal Theater, Muskegon
Guests: Fools' Gold Barbershop Quartet; Fred Norris, Piano

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands
Saturday, March 2, 2002, 4:30 p.m., Haslett High School, Haslett

Music of Native Peoples
Jan. 20, 2002, 4:00 p.m., Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre, North Muskegon
Guests: Thunderbird Drum and Dance Team; Kubaba; Scott Boerma, Guest Conductor

A Haunting Halloween
Oct. 28, 2001, Spring Lake High School
Guests: Stacy Essebaggers, Miss Michigan 2001, Clogger; Bill Iddings as Villiam Vampire; Spring Lake High School Steel Drum Band 


2000-2001 Concert Season 


Showing Off!!

Sunday, May 20
2001, 4:00 p.m., Frauenthal Theater, Muskegon
A Collage Concert

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands
Saturday, March 4, 2001, 3:20 p.m., Okemos High School, Okemos

Happy Holidays 2000
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, 4:00 p.m., Grand Haven Performing Arts Center, Grand Haven

Take Me To Your Leader
Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, Frauenthal Theater, Muskegon

Sister Cities Concert
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, 7:00 p.m., Frauenthal Theater, Muskegon
Guests: Omuta Symphonic Band

 

1999-2000 Concert Season  


March to the Big Bands

Sunday, May 21, 2000, 4:00 p.m., Mona Shores High School Auditorium
Guests: Linda Mysen, Soprano; Richard Tindall, Clarinet; Blais Dance Acadmy; Lakeshore Jazz Ensemble; Lafayette Woodwind Quintet

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands
Saturday, March 4, 2000, 2:20 p.m., Okemos High School, Okemos

Donald L. Miller Honors Concert
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, 4:00 p.m., MCC Overbrook Theater

African Celebration
Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, Reeths-Puffer Rocket Centre
Guests: Mrs. Fatmatta Sagnia-Sise, Announcer; The Robert Hohner Percussion Ensemble, Central Michigan University

Halloween Spooktacular
Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, Frauenthal Theater
Guests: Spring Lake HS Steel Drum Band; Linda Mysen, Soprano


1998-1999 Concert Season 


Music Around the World

Sunday, May 23, 1999, 4:00 p.m., Grand Haven High School Performing Arts Center
Guests: Linda Mysen, Soprano; Mr. Paul Stanifer, Guest Conductor

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands
Saturday, March 6, 1999, 2:10 p.m., Okemos High School, Okemos

Donald L. Miller Honors Concert
Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, Ludington High School Auditorium
Scholarship: Abby Bielski, Marimba, Manistee
Participating Bands: Manistee, Mrs. Cyntha Swan-Eagan; Brethern, Mr. James G. Atwood; Shelby, Mr. Jory Holmes; Ludington, Mr. Robert Parker

A Celebration of the Season
Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, 8:00 p.m., Mona Shores High School Auditorium

From Fairy Tales to Cartoons
Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, Frauenthal Theater
Guests: Barbara Dulyea, Vocalist

 

1997-1998 Concert Season 


A Tribute to John Philip Sousa

Sunday, May 17, 1998, 4:00 p.m., Grand Haven High School Performing Arts Center
Guests: Linda Mysen, Soprano; Daniel Mattson, Trombone

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands
Saturday, March 7, 1998, 12:50 p.m., Okemos High School, Okemos

Donald L. Miller Honors Concert
Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, 2:00 p.m., MCC Overbrook Theater
Scholarship: Jennifer L. Eschbaugh, French Horn, Fruitport
Participating Bands: Grand Haven, Mr. Richard Erne; Fremont, Mr. Mark Breza, Whitehall, Mr. Vincent Browand

Winter Winds Concert
Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, 4:00 p.m., Grand Haven High School Performing Arts Center

Haunting Halloween Concert
Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, Frauenthal Theater
Guest: John Mattson, Organ


1996-1997 Concert Season

Westward HO!
Sunday, May 18, 1997, Longhorn Ranch
Guests: Cosmopolitan Male Singers; The Sidekicks, Directors Rob and Brenda Sprader; Rob Lehner, Baritone; Richard Goldsworthy, Trombone

First Chair Honors Concert
Sunday, Feb. 23, 1997, MCC Overbrook Theater
Scholarship Winner: Scott Moore, Clarinet, Mona Shores
Participating Bands: Oakridge, Mr. David Schallert; Montague, Mr. Timothy Watt; Spring Lake, Mr. Glen Miller; Muskegon. Mr. Thomas Adams

Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands
Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, 12:30 p.m., Okemos High School, Okemos

A Holiday Celebration
Sunday, Dec. 14, 1996, Central United Methodist Church, Muskegon
Guests: Celebration Singers; Central United Methodist Handbell Choir
Children's ConcertSunday, Oct. 13, 1996, 4:00 p.m., Frauenthal Theater

 A Tribute to John Philip Sousa
Sunday, May 5, 1996, Frauenthal Theater
Guests: Robert Whaley, Tuba; Linda Mysen, Soprano; Brad Aspey, Narrator

First Chair Honors
Sunday, March 3, 1996

Olde English Feast
Saturday, December 16, 1995, Central United Methodist Church
Guest: Troy Carpenter, Organ

Tour of the World
Sunday, Oct. 22, 1995
Guests: Harvey E. VanDyke, Clarinet


1994-1995 Concert Season 


A Tribute to the British Isles

Sunday, May 28, 1995, 8:00 p.m., Frauenthal Theater
Guests: The Donahue School of Irish Dance; The Kwils; The Montague Morris Team; Linda Mysen, Soprano; St. Stephens Pipes and Drums

In Concert with Lansing Concert Band
Sunday, Oct. 23, 1994, 4:00 p.m., Frauenthal Theater
Guests: Lansing Concert Band Music Director and Conductor, Richard J. Suddendorf and Assistant Conductor Brian P. Nutting


1993-1994 Concert Season 


A Tribute to John Philip Sousa

Sunday, May 15, 1994, 4:00 p.m.
Guests: Linda Mysen, Soprano; Scott Thornburg, Trumpet

A Holiday Spectacular
Sunday, Dec. 19, 1993, 4:00 p.m. Frauenthal Theater
Guests: Celebration Singers, John R. Mattson, Director; The Cosmopolitan Male Singers, Troy Carpenter, Director

Charlotte Community Concert
Sunday, Oct. 24, 1993, Charlotte Junior High School Auditorium, Charlotte
Guests of the Lansing Concert Band, Kenneth G. Bloomquist, Conductor
Guests: Cathy Lee and Brian Engler, vocal soloists


1992-1993 Concert Season 


A Tribute to John Philip Sousa

July 4, 1993

March into Spring
Sunday, April 25, 1993, 4:00 p.m., MCC Overbrook Theater
Guests: Dr. Nicholas Sabias, Guest Conductor

First Chair Honors Concert
Sunday, March 7, 1993, 3:00 p.m., MCC Overbrook Theater
Scholarship: Anne Decker, Flute, Reeths-Puffer
Participating Bands: Orchard View, Mr. Donald R. Warnaar; Mona Shores, Mr. Jack Adams; Muskegon Catholic Central, Mr. Rodney Schaub; Fruitport, Mr. Mark Sluiter

Holiday Spectacular
December 13, 1992

The British Are Coming, The British Are Coming!
Nov. 1, 1992
Guests: Donald Flickinger, Guest Conductor


1991-1992 Concert Season 


A Tribute to John Philip Sousa

Saturday, May 23, 1992, 4:00 and 8:00p.m., Frauenthal Theater
Guests: Jeffrey Strouf, Clarinet

First Chair Honors Concert
March 1, 1992, MCC Overbrook Theater


1990-1991 Concert Season 


A Tribute to John Philip Sousa

Saturday, June 1, 1991, 8:00p.m., Frauenthal Theater
Guests: Diane VanWesep, Soprano; David Haglund, Trumpet

First Chair Honors Concert
Sunday, March 1, 1991, 3:00 p.m., MCC Overbrook Theater
Scholarship: Katie Gingras, Trumpet, Mona Shores
Participating Bands: Reeths Puffer, Mr. Charles A. Hodson; Muskegon, Mr. James Lawrence; Fremont, Mr. Mark Breza; Spring Lake, Mr. Thomas Adams

A Holiday Spectacular
Sunday, Dec. 15, 1991, 4:00 p.m. Frauenthal Theater
Guests: Cliff Martin, Narrator


1989-1990 Concert Season 


A Holiday Spectacular

Sunday, Dec. 8, 1990, 7:30 p.m. Frauenthal Theater

A Tribute to John Philip Sousa
Saturday, June 30, 1990, 7:30p.m., Frauenthal Theater
Guests: James Forger, Alto Saxophone; Vicki Luyendyk, Mezzo-Soprano


1988-1989 Concert Season 


A Tribute to John Philip Sousa

Saturday, July 1, 1989, 8:00p.m., Frauenthal Theater
Guests: Lynn Middlebrook, Trumpet; Carla Spataro, Soprano 


1987-1988 Concert Season 


A Tribute to Broadway and the Big Bands

A Cabaret Concert/Dance
Saturday, June 25, 1988, 8:00p.m., Walker Arena
Guests: The Bob Warnaar Big Band


1986-1987 Concert Season 


A Holiday Spectacular

Sunday, Dec. 6, 1987, 4:00 p.m. Frauenthal Theater


1985-1986 Concert Season 


A Tribute to John Philip Sousa

Saturday, June 27, 1987, 4:00 and 8:00p.m., Frauenthal Theater
Guests: Julia George, Soprano; Roger L. Behrend, Euphonium

First Chair Honors Concert
March 8, 1987, Muskegon High School

A Holiday Spectacular
Sunday, Dec. 14, 1986, 4:00 p.m. Frauenthal Theater
Guests: Troy Carpenter and Clarke Manning

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1983-1984

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1981-1982

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