Wauktoberfest on WKOW-TV

Here’s a link to the story Channel 27 did on Wauktoberfest – you will see some familiar faces, and a large goat in lederhosen: Wauktoberfest video

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Wauktoberfest 2014

We performed at Wauktoberfest on Sunday September 14. We did the usual performance: sing the first set, pause for the dachshund races, and then sing the second set. It was a beautiful afternoon to sing and watch dachshunds run, and the Packers eventually managed to win after a dismal first half.

I did take some video of the dachshund race finals: click on the link for 7 Seconds of Glory. Congratulations to Bentley the 2014 champion.

Here are some photos from Wauktoberfest – as always, click on the small image to see the larger photo.


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Essen Haus Oktoberfest 2014

We sang at the Oktoberfest celebration at the Essen Haus on Saturday September 13th. We sang two sets, though the second one was a little short because it was time for Dorf Kapelle to start their set.

Here are some pictures – as always, click on the small image to see the larger version of the photo.

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First Rehearsal Reminder

Just a quick reminder that the first rehearsal of the 2014-15 season will be on Wednesday evening September 3 at 8:00 pm at Turner Hall. And there will be the monthly business meeting after the rehearsal.

Thanks to Paul H for the “Luther Socks” – I imagine they’ll look very nice with the new uniforms…

Here I stand, I can do no other

Here I stand, I can do no other

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Middleton Good Neighbor Fest 2014

No singing for us at the Middleton Good Neighbor Fest again this year, but a couple of us took part in the 5 K race. It was a very hot and humid morning, so naturally we were very thirsty when we finished the run.

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Cemetery Sing 2014

On Sunday August 3, we had our annual Cemetery Sing. We began at Highland Memorial on Cottage Grove Road. After a few songs and some words of remembrance for Pat Burke we drove to Roselawn in Monona. We sang a few songs and shared some memories of Ernst Roth, Roger Attoe and the other friends who are buried here.

Then it was off to visit the Spartan Bowl in McFarland for some refreshments.

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First Reheasal Update

The first rehearsal for 2014 has been moved from Thursday September 4th to Wednesday September 3rd! Rehearsal will be at the usual time at Turner Hall but for this week it will be on Wednesday, not Thursday.

Thursday conflicts with the Packer season opener: they’re playing at Seattle and the kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Central.

Not sure yet what the plan will be for the October 2nd rehearsal which will conflict with the Packers – Vikings game at Lambeau…

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Vorstand and Music Committee meetings

The Vorstand meeting will be on Thursday August 14th and the Music Committee meeting will be on Thursday August 21st. Both meetings are to start at 8:00pm at Turner Hall. If there is a conflict with the location, we’ll come up with an alternative meeting place.


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After the beer is gone

A constructive use of empty beer bottles:


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Upcoming Events

Hope you’re all having a good summer! It’s hot and sticky today, and I’m not really motivated to do much in terms of real work, so I thought I’d take a couple of minutes to write a post about some of the upcoming choir activities. Plus my boss is out of town until Friday.

As always, be sure to visit the Calendar page on the website for the latest information.

July 27: The church service at German Fest is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Presumably those who are singing will have to be there somewhat earlier – the Summerfest grounds will be open at 9:30 a.m. The service is Protestant this year, and by Protestant I mean Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

August 3: We’ll be having our annual Cemetery Sing beginning at 1:00 p.m. We will begin at Highland Memory Gardens at Pat Burke’s grave site. The address is 3054 Cty Rd BB (Cottage Grove Rd). Then we will go to Roselawn Memorial Park to honor our past members there; the address is 401 Femrite Drive in Monona. After this we will gather at the Spartan Bowl in McFarland and have a libation in memory of old friends. The address is 4711 Farwell St, McFarland – this is at the corner of US 51 and Farwell St.

September 3: First rehearsal for the 2014-15 season – 8:00 p.m. at Turner Hall. Note that this is a Wednesday night! We are moving this rehearsal so it doesn’t conflict with the Packer game on Thursday night.

September 13: Essen Haus Oktoberfest, probably beginning around 2:00 p.m.

September 14: We will take part in the 10th annual Wauktoberfest in Waunakee. We will sing at 2:30, then take a break for the Dachshund races at 3:00, and then sing again until 4:00 or so.

December 14: It seems along way off, but this is the currently scheduled date for our annual Christmas concert and dinner.

May 2, 2015: It’s even farther off, but we will be having our Spring concert at 7:00 p.m. at Turner Hall.

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