The Milwaukee Metropolitan Community Concert Band was incorporated on March 10th 1994 as a nonprofit corporation with the mission to bring quality band music to the greater Milwaukee area and offer an enjoyable music experience for community musicians to develop their musical talents by Dr. Patricia Backhaus, Richard Mannisto, and Charles Melk.
Over the years the band has appeared in various concert venues including Schwan Hall of Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee County War Memorial, Southridge Mall, the Milwaukee County Domes, the Peck Pavilion of the Marcus Performing Arts Center, Humboldt Park, the Cousins Center, Bayshore Mall, Grand Avenue Mall, and the Pabst Theater.
It has had the privilege to host the one of our nation’s top military bands – the United States Marine Band "The President’s Own" from Washington D.C. as well as the National Association of Concert Bands. The Band has performed at the Wisconsin State Music Teachers' Convention and the Women Band Directors of America convention.
During the Summer months the Band appears on their band wagon throughout the Metro Milwaukee area in parades such as Menomonee Falls 3rd of July, Humboldt Park 4th of July and New Berlin 4th of July, Sussex Lions Daze, and the South Milwaukee Heritage Festival Parade.
The Band’s roster ranges from 55 -70 adults spanning the generations from 20 to 90 year olds. We rehearse in the Band Room at Wisconsin Lutheran High School (for which we are extremely grateful!) on Sunday evenings during the school year from 6-8 pm.
We continue to invite anyone who would like to play to contact us – no audition is necessary!