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Post-Concert Reception

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

After the concert on Saturday, December 10, you’re invited to meet and greet the members of Chapter 6 and your concert-going friends at a reception at Titletown Brewing Company and nibble on complimentary snacks after the concert. A big thanks to the Titletown Brewing Company for supplying the space and the snacks. Please find us in the old railroad station building, not the new Cannery facility.

Location: Titletown Brewing Company, 200 Dousman St, Green Bay, WI

Dine to Donate

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016


Perkins Restaurants will donate 10% of all sales between 5 and 8 pm to Brown County Civic Music Association on Wednesday Dec. 21, 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.

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

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Chapter 6 to lead afternoon clinic

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The Brown County Civic Music Association welcomes 53 male vocal high school students and their directors to a clinic lead by the members of Chapter 6. This master workshop will take place the afternoon prior to the December 10 concert. The workshop will include a final rehearsal of Carolina In My Mind, which participants will have been working on for weeks in advance, to be performed the evening of the concert. BCCMA has not hosted educational outreach projects of this nature previously and is excited to engage young musicians. Thanks to the leadership of Sue McAllister, the BCCMA Educational Liaison, and her committee members Brandon Rockstroh and Michael Pufall for making this possible.

Save the date: 90th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

The Brown County Civic Music Association will hold a 90th Anniversary celebration which will take place in conjunction with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert on April 29, 2017. The anniversary planning committee is working on special plans to commemorate the anniversary and asks members to save the date and watch e-notes mailings for details. Meanwhile, committee chair Rita Kilmer shares the following factoids from a 1927 news clipping:

Green Bay Press-Gazette, February 7, 1927:
“905 Members Signed Up In First Music Drive”

“The success of last week’s efforts assures high-class musical talent for Green Bay…”
Cost of membership was $5.00 for the first 3-concert series.
Concerts were held in the Columbus Club Auditorium.

3-Concert Mini Series

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Brown County Civic Music is pleased to offer a special ticket price when you purchase tickets to the three remaining concerts in our 2016-17 season! This is quite a deal. Individually purchased, the total ticket cost is $88 and you can get all three for $62. Student prices remain the same: $11 each concert, $27 for the series. Buy tickets online here.

Chapter Six – Biography

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Season Listing | Biography | Program

Chapter 6 is a professional, a-cappella ensemble, with a resume of over 1,100 performances across the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong.  Comprised of six, male vocalists and one arranger, Chapter 6 is the only vocal ensemble to have won both The International Competition of Collegiate A-Cappella (2001) and The National Harmony Sweepstakes (2004).

Notable appearances include The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center (2006), and FOX Television’s American Idol: Season 7, in conjunction with band mate and finalist, Luke Menard (2008). Their commercial contributions include jingles for UniSource Worldwide and 1000+ Stain Remover. They were awarded “Entertainer of the Year” by APCA college audiences (2005) and “Favorite Jazz Group” by the A-cappella Community Awards (2007). More recently, they’re latest album, “Color by Number,” received the Contemporary A-cappella Recording Award for “Best Jazz Album of the Year” (2012).

Though consistently upfront about their ecumenical faith in Jesus Christ, the members of Chapter 6 produce an eclectic, family-friendly show for mostly secular audiences. Their music consists of a blend of pop/jazz harmonies with tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Intimate performances feature a diverse repertoire of American popular music, ranging from Gershwin to Stevie Wonder, plus original songs ranging from comical to personal. Finally, clever medleys entertain music lovers of all ages, including their six-minute version of “The Wizard of Oz,” which earned a Contemporary A-Cappella Recording Award (2005).

Prior to winning their first competition in 2000, Chapter 6 emerged from the choral department of Millikin University in Decatur, IL as an independent, student club. Upon the graduation of several members in 2001, the group took a leap of faith as they entered the professional market in January 2002. A decade later, Chapter 6 has generated over $4 Million in sales, while distributing over 40,000 self-produced albums. They continue to receive awards for their technique, performance, and original arrangements.

Today, Chapter 6 continues to perform, though only for a limited number of exclusive clients each year, including The Symphonic Consortium, featuring Maestro, Jack Everly.  As of April 2011, marking 10 years since their first national award, the band moved to part-time status in order to accommodate exciting opportunities for its individual members. Those opportunities include a wide range of services in the music industry, including commercial song writing, sacred music production, choral conducting, band management, theater management, and collaborations with other bands.

Chapter 6 is: Chuck Bosworth, Mark Grizzard, Jarrett Johnson, Luke Menard, John Musick, Nathan Pufall, and A.D. Stonecipher.

Chapter Six – Program

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Season Listing | Biography | Program

A Chapter 6 Christmas

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
West High School Auditorium

The program may be drawn from the following songs:

12 Days of Christmas – Traditional English Carol, arr. by Mark Grizzard

Carol of the Bells – Leontovych/Wilhousky, arr. by Mark Grizzard

Christmastime is Here – Guaraldi/Mendelson                                          

Frosty the Snowman – Jerome Kern & Nelson/Rollins, soloist:  John Music, arr. by Chapter 6

Got Tell It on the Mountain – Traditional African-American, soloist:  Jarrett Johnson, arr. by Mark Grizzard

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing –  Charles Wesley, arr. by Mark Grizzard

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Martin/Blane, arr. by Mark Grizzard

James Bond Meets the Sugar Plum Fairy – Mark Grizzard, arr. by Mark Grizzard

O Come Emmanuel – Traditional English Carol, soloist:  Jarrett Johnson, arr. by Mark Grizzard

Pinball Number Count, Walt Kraemer, arr. by Mark Grizzard

Reverb – Blackwell & Cooley / Chapter 6, soloist:  A.D. Stonecipher, arr. by Mark Grizzard

Rise Up Shepherd –  Traditional English Carol, arr. by Michael Englehart

Sleigh Ride – Anderson/Parish, arr. by Mark Grizzard

The Wizard of Oz in Six Minutes – Arlen/ Harburg, arr. by Mark Grizzard

This Christmas – Donny Hathaway, soloist:  Jarrett Johnson,  arr. by Mark Grizzard

White Christmas – Irving Berlin