Category Archives: Menomonee Falls

Index to Menomonee Falls High School Bands

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Index to Menomonee Falls High School Bands Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 10, 2016 Updated 07/03/2016 a country band – Members: Dane Peterson, Brian Smith, Peter Alt, Paul Oswald, Rian Sommerfield, Dan Ackerman, and Kenny Chakitas American Express – Michael White and Steve Daigle took the band, changed the name to the “American Express”, with Charlie Radtke, Wauwatosa, Lead… Read more »

St. Mary’s School Band and Choir

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St. Mary’s School Band and Choir Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 11, 2016 Updated 06/11/2016 Dan Berg – KNEW I saw that pipe at St Mary’s in Steve L Daigle band post. It is the most photographed pipe in history. This was MY band and choir playing in the basement in 1969…. watch your head! (Me on sax, brother… Read more »

Steve Daigle – The Hidden Drummer

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Steve L. Daigle “The Hidden Drummer” Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 11, 2016 Updated 06/18/2016 Steve L Daigle – Hello Mike! Thanks for Friending me! It’s been so very many years since we were back at M.F.N.H.S. I see you like Music and History, two very important things to me also. I moved to Colorado in May of 71. Then back… Read more »

Elmer Marks and the Nightingale Ballroom

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Elmer Marks and the Nightingale Ballroom Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 14, 2016 Updated 06/14/2016 Marks played polkas, ran club July 09, 2009 SHARE ByJesse Garza of the Journal Sentinel July 09, 2009 When Elmer Marks squeezed out his favorite song from the accordion strapped to his heart, his son, Rick, knew it was Saturday morning. “The hurdy-gurdies, the… Read more »

Burg Band – Menomonee Falls: Polka and Dance

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Burg Band – Menomonee Falls: Polka and Dance “Burg Band” Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 13, 2016 Updated06/13/2016 Dan Burg, June 12, 2016 – Yep.. the Tony Rademacher Band was well known… and although I don’t believe they had a band name, my Dad and my Uncle played at Otzelberger’s Tap back in the ’40’s. Members were John Burg,… Read more »

Exhibit A aka Exhibit B aka City Life – Menomonee Falls

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Exhibit A aka Exhibit B aka City Life – Menomonee Falls “Exhibit A” aka “Exhibit B” aka “City Life” Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 10, 2016 Updated 06/17/2016 Dan Burg – June 11, 2016: Here is a pix of the early “Exhibit A” band later known as “Exhibit B”, and still later known as “City Life” with L/R Tom… Read more »

Nomads, Menomonee Falls band

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Nomads, Menomonee Falls band Nomads Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 23, 2016 Updated 06/24/2016 Tim Theys – June 20 at 1:47pm – When our family lived on Briarwood Terrace, in the late ’60’s our neighbors up that street, Jackie and Lynn Larson’s older brother Doug had taught drums and was in a band with others that taught at Falls… Read more »

Magnum Opus – Menomonee Falls

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Magnum Opus – Menomonee Falls Magnum Opus Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 10, 2016 Updated 06/23/2016 Dan Burg:Here’s another 70’s local band poster… This is one is“Magnum Opus” circa 1976. Steve Fredrichs (guitar) Peter Alt (Guitar/Flute), Steve L Daigle drums, Dennis Reifsteck Bass. I took guitar lessons from Steve at Falls music, and later, when Ma Brocker closed, in… Read more »

Phaedra, Menomonee Falls band

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Phaedra, Menomonee Falls band   Phaedra Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 23, 2016 Updated 06/23/2016 Dan Burg – June 11, 2016: “Exhibit A” band later known as “Exhibit B”, and still later known as “City Life” with L/R Tom Clines (MFNHS 1977), UNKNOWN, Dale Schneider [Germantown 1976], Doug Burg (MFNHS 1976). Bob Carter – Dan…the Exhibit A band with… Read more »

The Reactions, Steve Daigle’s first band in 1966

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The Reactions, Steve Daigle’s first band in 1966 The Reactions Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 19, 2016 Updated06/23/2016 A battle of the bands held in the Lincoln gym in 1966. Members: Steve Frederichs, rhythm; Mike Lanceer, Lead; Phil Fishbach, bass; Steve Daigle, drums; Randy Carlson, singer