Upcoming Events

Fall is here and instead of raking leaves after the Badger victory over Illinois, I thought I’d put together a list of the upcoming events for the rest of the year and some things in 2015. This is all based on the info provided at our October meeting; as always, be sure to visit the Calendar page on the website for the latest information.

October 23: Due to a scheduling conflict at Turner Hall, we will have rehearsal at the Essen Haus tonight.

October 30: We will perform at Capitol Lakes retirement community. The concert is at 7:00 pm; plan to be there in full uniform at 6:30 to warm up. Here is a link to a map.

November 6: We will give a concert at Oak Park Place at 7:00 pm. Plan to be there at 6:30 to warm up – full uniform is suggested to avoid being sanctioned by the president. Oak Park Place is conveniently located near the Great Dane Pub on Jupiter Drive. Here is a link to a map.

November 12: The film “Red Orchestra” is being shown at the Pyle Center (702 Langdon St in Madison) on campus at 7:00 pm. MMC is one of the sponsors of the film and admission is free.

December 14: It seems along way off, but this is the currently scheduled date for our annual Christmas concert and dinner. The concert is scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm, which typically means that the bar opens around 2:00.

December 19: We will perform a Christmas concert at Folklore Village at 7:00 pm. We will be singing in the historic Plum Grove Church. Folklore Village is located between Ridgeway and Dodgeville.

February 7, 2015: This is the tentative date for Stiftungsfest, which is tentatively planned to take place at Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club.

February 21, 2015: We will be performing at the International Festival at the Overture Center in Madison. No word yet on what time we will perform.

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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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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