What is this? This is a blog. I am starting a blog. What is that? That is a picture of me with a Green Bay Packer Super Bowl ring! Oh yeah… What have I been up to lately? Working a lot, teaching, writing, and performing music.
Most recently, I finished composing a euphonium/marimba duet working with great musician and low brass player, Steven Darling. We premiered the work at his recital at UW-Milwaukee, then played it again at “Voirimba!” That made up word, other than being a mix between the word voice and marimba, is the name of a fundraiser that I put on with the help of Amy Fuchs and Guy Gregg at Oak Creek High School. It rocked, they rock and we were able to raise over $300 for the students’ band program! I also had the pleasure of playing David Friedman’s “Nyack” with amazing percussionist/vibraphonist, Colin O’Day!
The next event that is on the roster is “Mike Neumeyer & Friends #7.” This is on July 8th, 6:30pm at the Veteran Memorial Park Bandshell in Port Washington, WI. It is always a nice jazz in the park setting where you can check out the beautiful lakeside city during a relaxing Sunday afternoon/evening. Hope to see you there!
When will the next blog be? Stay tuned 🙂
Mike Neumeyer: Composer, Educator, Percussionist, Marimba & Voice