The conversation about how Madison’s city government supports music and culture always seems a bit quieter than it should be. It’s about helping musicians and artists get paid, but it’s not. It involves public money and private organizations. It’s about the excitement of art and the clunkiness of institutions. It theoretically impacts everyone, but not […]
The James Madison Memorial High School Concert Bands will be performing their fall concert on November 1 at 7:30pm at the Thomas Buchhauser Auditorium. Come join us for an evening of exciting music! Admission is free! This will be an event that you won’t want to miss!
Meredith Nnoka‘s poetry works at the intersection of narrative and meticulous research, but it’s also drenched in emotion. Nnoka’s 2016 collection A Hunger Called Music: A Verse History Of Black Music focuses on specific American musical genres that were founded by black artists, starting with Field Holler (a melodic cry attributed to slaves while working, […]
The James Madison Memorial Wind Ensemble will be performing a concert at the Wisconsin Music Educators Association Conference, their first time in nearly fifteen years! This concert will also present the world premiere of a new composition written by UW Madison professor Mark Hetzler. The concert will be on October 26 at 8:30am at the […]
James Madison Memorial High School’s Symphonic Band and Wind Ensembles will be hosting the Navy Band at their concert on October 24 at James Madison Memorial High School. The students from both bands will be performing a selection of pieces and will culminate in both bands performing with the Navy Band. The concert will take […]
Richard March grew up a “red diaper baby” in a family committed to union organizing and civil rights. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University and had a thirty-year career in public folklore as a musician, radio producer, and Wisconsin’s state folklorist. His recent book, A Great Vision: A Militant Family’s Journey Through the 20th […]