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 »

WZMF – Menomonee Falls’ own radio station

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WZMF Menomonee Falls’ own radio station Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 11, 2016 Updated 06/11/2016 Tom Snyder – Back Row: Tony Gazzana, Steve Stevens, Ed Walker, Bob Reitman and Dave Steffan. Guy in front is Dale Reeves. March 22, 2015 at 12:58pm Lori Mroczek – My dad was a DJ on Sunday mornings before it became a rock station… Read more »

Grand Jury

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Grand Jury Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 13, 2016 Updated 06/13/2016   Dan Burg, June 12, 2016: Here is a lead on another local band I know NOTHING about, but was discussed on the Falls East site: “another band in the area at the time – Grand Jury – with Dave Philipson (rhythm guitar), Larry Olbrantz (lead guitar), Ed… Read more »

The Pacemen Band from Menomonee Falls

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The Pacemen Band from Menomonee Falls Pacemen Added by Michael R. Reilly, June 19, 2016 Updated 06/19/2016 Pacemen – Members in 1966: Kevin Keeler, lead; Dan Schneider, rhythm; Jim Nancarrow, Bass; Larry Bauen, drums. Need to verify Jim and Larry’s surname correct spelling. A battle of the bands held in the Lincoln gym in 1966.

On Strike aka Boat’n Landing aka Tryst, Menomonee Falls band

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On Strike aka Boat’n Landing aka Tryst, Menomonee Falls band On Strike Added by Michael R. Reilly, July 3, 2016 Updated 07/03/2016 Tim Theys – July 1 at 6:17pm. During the early to mid seventies there was a band that my buddy Dan Jahnke’s older brother Jimmy played bass in. At first it was known as “On Strike” Jim Daigy… Read more »