BACK PORCH CONCERTS 2019

All concerts are held on Thursday evenings at 7pm on the back porch and back lawn of the Dean House, 4718 Monona Drive

JULY 11 - WAUNAKEE BIG BAND

The Waunakee Big Band "WBB" plays live swing, jazz, and blues music.  It is an eighteen-piece band that plays music from the 1920s to the Big Band music of today.  WBB was formed in September 2014 and has performed at many private and public events including an appearance on Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? radio show.  For more information about WBB please visit their website at https://waunakeebigband.com

JULY 18 - NEW HORIZONS BAND

The New Horizons Band is part of the International New Horizons Organization and is the second oldest New Horizons band in the world.  Many older adults played in high school and college bands when they were younger, but after graduation opportunties to play in group ensembles dwindled, instruments collected dust, and band was just a memory.  New Horizons was created to give these adults a second chance to play in a band and it is just as fun today as it was back then...maybe even better.  For more information about New Horizons Band please visit            https://hookedonbandsinc.org/join-the-new-horizons-band/

JULY 25 - MIDDLETON JAZZ

Middleton Jazz was started in 2009 as a semi-monthly jam session at the Middleton Senior Center and the jam developed into a weekly jazz band rehearsal.  Middleton Jazz plays traditional jazz tunes, mostly in the "Dixieland" style, with an emphasis on improvising solos.  With seven horns and a full rhythm sections, they play everything from blues to big band arrangements.  For more infomation about Middleton Jazz please visit their website at https://middletonjazz.com

AUG 1 - FRONT PORCH STRING BAND (UKULELE)

The Madison Area Ukulele Initiative (MAUI) is a thriving club of ukulele players who enjoy promoting the diminutive instrument and its potential for musical community.  Anyone intersted in the ukulele is welcome to join this volunteer-run organization.  It has its own events like monthly sing-alongs and requent public peformances and also supports other ukulele organizations in the region.  For more information about MAUI please visit their website at    https://mauimadison.com/

AUG 8 - DOWN FROM THE HILLS BLUEGRASS BAND

Down From the Hills plays bluegrass music inspired by the likes of Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs and John Hartford.  Their music features both instrumental solos and vocal harmonies.  They often add Cajun music to their shows with the Cajun button acordion.  For more information about Down From the Hills please visit http://personalpages.tds.net/~downhome/