Artstreet Aug. 28-29

Artstreet 2010 - August 27, 28, 29 - Downtown Green BayStop by and say, “hello” to your Civic Music friends at Art Street in Downtown Green Bay August 28 and 29.

Where: The Civic Music Booth will be on “Cultural Street” (Cherry Street) just west of Adams St.

When: Civic Music representatives will be present:

  • Sat. Aug. 28, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sun. Aug. 29, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In addition to display panels with large photos of performers to see, there will be free brochures for the 2010-11 season and an opportunity to sign up for a free membership drawing.

Season and individual tickets will be for sale along with Carolyn Barnard signed limited edition Lombardi’s Field prints (Find out more about the Packers Print Fundraiser.) And, of course, speak with friendly Civic Music members about what drew them to the organization and what it can offer you.

More information is available at

We hope to see you there!

Come see us at Arti Gras

Come see us at Arti Gras this weekend! Brown County Civic Music Association volunteers will be manning a table.

Saturday & Sunday, March 12 & 13, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
at Shopko Hall
1901 South Oneida Street
Green Bay, WI 54304

A special offer will be available to those who stop by:
$20 Imani Winds tickets – Sat., March 26 concert (regularly $25) and
$25 Milwaukee Symphony tickets – Sun., May 1 concert ( regular $35)

Please stop on by to see the table, talk with a few fellow music lovers, and pick up some information about our organization.

Message from the Wisconsin Arts Board

Dear friends and partners,

The Wisconsin Arts Board decided at its meeting last Friday to actively contest Governor Walker’s proposal to cut state funding for the arts by 73%, eliminate the Wisconsin Arts Board as a state agency, transfer its four remaining staff members to staff a program within the Department of Tourism, and count the remaining funds associated with the arts under the column of Marketing.  More details can be found in the attached document, which outlines why the WAB finds his proposal in direct conflict with the goal to create jobs and economic recovery and growth for our state.

The Arts Board has enjoyed an increasingly productive and mutually supportive relationship with the Department of Tourism over our 38 year history, each agency focused on its unique mission but lending expertise and leveraging strength for the other.  Our work is not redundant.  Wisconsin, now more than ever, needs a state agency specifically focused on the arts and cultural infrastructure of its communities large and small, an agency that also provides a point of investment for that infrastructure.  The state actually needs to invest in the arts to ensure the context and conditions that will make our economy robust and prosperous.

The Arts Board will lead non-partisan advocacy for restoration of the agency in the budget.  We ask you to share these talking points with your Board of Directors, those on your mailing lists, and to expand your lists with every opportunity that a new audience or group is gathered.  Your communications with Assembly and State Senate representatives in your district should include vivid narratives about what it would mean to lose both the grants and the counsel of WAB, your measure of the deep public value of this agency.  If your legislators do not serve on the Joint Finance Committee (JFC), then we suggest that you ask both legislators to communicate with members on that committee on your behalf, asking that they restore the Wisconsin Arts Board with funding that reflects an appropriate 10% cut.  And of course it would be helpful for you to also contact JFC members yourselves, as they serve on that committee as representatives of us all.

I also invite your suggestions for increased advocacy or for ways we can partner with you and support successfully casting a wide net across the state to harness shared determination to restore the possibility of a sturdy, inclusive economy.

With my gratitude for your hard work,
Barbara Lawton
Chair, Wisconsin Arts Board

Warren Gerds – Critic at Large Review: Chanticleer is met with cheers, then earns them

Don’t miss Warren Gerds – Critic at Large 5-star review of Civic Music’s October 4 Chanticleer concert. The review was published the morning after the concert.

Without having sung a note, the vocal group Chanticleer was cheered Friday night as the 12 men walked out on stage at Ralph Holter Auditorium of Green Bay West High School. The cheers were a rarity for a formal concert and certainly for the host Brown County Civic Music Association. It’s a great way to kick start performers. The effect that has on the group, in my imagination: “Whoa, the crowd is ready. We’re liked. Let’s roll.”

And roll Chanticleer did in an exquisite concert (5 stars out of 5) steeped in precision and finesse….

Read the complete review available on WBAY’s We Are Green Bay site.

Perkins Dine to Donate Continues!


Perkins Restaurants will donate 10% of all sales between 5 and 8 pm to Brown County Civic Music Association at Perkins on the corner of Military and Shawano. All diners (not just BCCMA members) are included in the donation! Tell your family and friends and invite them to participate in this easy, delicious fundraiser.

Mark your calendars! Dates include:

Wed., Jan 20
Wed., Feb 17
Wed., Mar 16
Wed., Apr 20
Wed., May 18
Wed., Jun 15
Wed., Jul 20
Wed., Aug 17
Wed., Sep 21
Wed., Oct 19
Wed., Nov 16
Wed., Dec 21

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Location: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 100 N Military Ave, Green Bay, WI 54303, United States

Thanks both to Rita Kilmer for initiating this program and to Darlene Andre for taking over coordinating it in 2016.

Civic Music at Artstreet 2017

Kimberly Vlies at the 2013 Civic Music Artstreet Booth

The Brown County Civic Music Association will be at Artstreet again this year! Look for the BCCMA booth on Cherry Street near Bosse’s Newstand Friday, August 25 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, August 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 27 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Stop by and say hello to our friendly volunteers, learn about our non-profit organization, find out what musicians we have lined up for the 2017-18 concert season, sign up for e-notes, and enter for your chance to win tickets to one of our shows!

The Civic Music Artstreet prize drawing will be for a pair of tickets to one BCCMA concert of your choice. A total of 10 will win. Names will be drawn after the Artstreet booth closes on Sunday and the winners will be notified shortly thereafter. No purchase necessary to win.

A huge thanks to Marketing Committee Chair Les Heckman for organizing the booth!

11/18 CONCERT CANCELLED – to be Rescheduled

The Brown County Civic Music Association received word late Friday night (Nov. 13) that the Solid Brass Ensemble could not get flights from New York City to Chicago to Green Bay due to fog and winter weather cancellations. The Saturday night, Nov. 18 concert of Brown County Civic Music, which would have featured the Solid Brass Ensemble at West High School’s Holter Auditorium, has been CANCELLED.

Civic Music is currently investigating possibilities for rescheduling Solid Brass for later in our 2017-18 season. Ticket-holders are asked to keep their tickets so that they may use them for entry into the rescheduled concert. When the new concert date is determined, details for the rescheduled concert will be available here on and will also be sent out in our E-notes newsletter. Sign up for E-notes here.

Renew your 2018-19 membership soon!

It’s going to be a terrific season:  In the fall we’ll host the vocal group Cantus (one of the best in America)… We’ll also be bringing in a world-class recitalist to play the world-class pipe organ at the Weidner… In Spring, we’ll have another excellent Russian chamber orchestra… followed by a crossover quartet: four brothers from Vienna… and, again, the Milwaukee Symphony to close the season, this time with a special guest artist at the Weidner.

Purchase your membership by June 1st for a chance to win a lodging/gaming overnight hotel stay or one of four restaurant gift certificates from our supporters: Alpha Delights European Bakery & Café,  Black & Tan, Galley 57, and Union Hotel.