March 24, 2013: Menasha High School Blue Jay Brigade Performs Outdoor Concert at Piazza della Minerva, Rome

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Menasha High School Blue Jay Brigade Marching Band
Kevin Plekan, director

Sunday, March 24, 2013
5:00 pm
Piazza della Minerva
00186 Roma, Italy (map)

FREE ADMISSION

Program: An outdoor marching band performance with repertoire to be chosen from the following:

Italian National Anthem
Star Spangled Banner
On Wisconsin
Menasha High School Fight Song
Kernkraft 400
Bad Romance
Soul Man
YMCA
Jenny Jenny
Dirty Deeds
Party Rock Anthem
Baby
25 or 6 to 4
RESPECT
7 Nation Army
Smooth Criminal
Thriller

Information: 800-395-2036
mara@musiccelebrations.com

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About the artists… 

Special Awards and Travel of the Menasha High School Blue Jay Brigade Marching Band: 

2012
Superior rating, first place trophy and ‘Best Overall Band’ at the Music in the Parks marching competition in Illinois

2011
Won the BCS Gator Bowl National Field Show Marching Competition and took second place in the BCS National Parade Marching Competition; performed at the BCS Gator Bowl Pre-game and Halftime shows

Performed in the televised Appleton Holiday Parade in Appleton, Wisconsin for 100,000 people

2010
Performed three concerts in Madrid, Spain

Performed in the televised Appleton Holiday Parade for 100,000 people

Performed as part of the FVA North Mass Band for the Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons regular season football game

2009
Performed in the televised Appleton Holiday Parade for 100,000 people

2008
Performed as part of the halftime show of the BCS National Championship Football Game between Louisiana State University and the Ohio State University; took second place in the BCS National Championship Field Marching Competition

Performed in the televised Appleton Holiday Parade for 100,000 people

2007
Played several concerts in Rome, Italy, including in front of the Pantheon

Performed in the televised Appleton Holiday Parade for 100,000 people

Performed as part of the FVA North Mass Band for a Green Bay Packers regular season game

2006
Superior rating, first place trophy and ‘Best Overall Band’ at the Music in the Parks marching competition in Illinois

Performed in the televised Appleton Holiday Parade for 100,000 people

2005
Performed in the televised Appleton Holiday Parade for 100,000 people

2004
Played for a wreath laying ceremony at Omaha Beach in France as part of the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion; played two additional concerts, one in Paris, and one near the base of the Eiffel Tower

Played for the pre-game show of the Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks playoff game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin for 70,457 people

2003
Superior rating and second place trophy at Music in the Parks marching competition in Illinois

Performed in the televised Appleton Holiday Parade  for 100,000 people

2002
Played for the halftime of the Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers playoff game at Lambeau Field for 65,000 people

Performed two concerts during a spring break trip to New Orleans, Louisiana

Performed in the televised Appleton Holiday Parade for 100,000 people

2001
Excellent rating, first place trophy and ‘Best Overall Band’ at the Music in the Parks marching competition in Illinois

Performed in the televised Appleton Holiday Parade for 100,000 people

1999
Nominated by Governor Tommy Thompson to represent the state of Wisconsin for the “100th Anniversary of the Death of Johann Strauss American Celebration of Music” in Austria; performed in Vienna, Salzburg, Graz, Innsbruck, Austria, and Budapest

Performed in the televised Appleton Holiday Parade for 100,000 people

1998
Performances at Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios in Florida

Performed in the televised Appleton Holiday Parade for 20,000 people

1997
Halftime show for Superbowl XXXI featuring the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field

Performed in the televised Appleton Holiday Parade for 100,000 people

Excellent rating and first place trophy at Music in the Parks Marching Competition in Illinois

1996
Performances at Epcot Center and MGM Studios in Florida

Kevin Plekan, director

Mr. Plekan has been the band director at Menasha High School since 2006. He is also the Music Department Chair and Drama Director at Menasha High School, and the Choral Director at St. Timothy’s Church in Menasha. Kevin is a 1989 graduate of Lawrence University with his Bachelor of Music degree, and a 2001 graduate of Marian College, where he earned his master’s degree in administration and his State of Wisconsin Principal’s License.

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