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Golf at The Legends at Merrill Hills in Waukesha

Donated by Kent and Marna Tess-Mattner

You and two (2) of your friends will join CIVIC MUSIC MKE board member Kent Tess-Mattner as a foursome in an awesome golf event at a great course.


Carroll University’s 53rd Annual Pioneer Golf Classic

Monday, June 26, 2023, 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM

This includes lunch, 18 holes of golf and 19th hole Happy Hour.

This is a 6728 yard, 18 hole championship golf course. It is a tree lined traditional course with classic architecture featuring challenging terrain and modern features. You don't have to be great golfers to golf with Kent - his handicap is “his swing” - but if you are great golfers, he will not get in your way!

Hot Air Balloon Flight for Two (2)

Donated by Pete and Rosann Lange

Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime? Come fly with us for a unique and memorable experience that you’ll carry with you forever. From inflation to landing, it’s a soaring, two to three-hour hot air ballooning adventure! Your ballooning adventure includes approximately one hour of flight time with you floating effortlessly above the treetops, providing you with a panoramic view of the scenery below. Depending on where we launch from you may see parks, farms, fields, ponds and wildlife. You may see folks in their backyards enjoying an early morning cup of coffee or a backyard evening barbecue. From the air, you’ll gain an entirely different and amazing perspective of the ground below. Balloon launches are within a 20-mile radius of Waukesha, depending on the direction of the wind the day of your flight.

Live Art Created at Tonight's Event

A work by Sue Rowbottom.  Title to be announced.

A work by Joe Hausch.  Title to be announced.

Fund a Need


Provides scholarships for one season of private lessons to four (4) young musicians whose family is in need of a financial helping hand.

For many of these students, their family’s budget simply cannot support their music study and our PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM makes the difference between whether or not they are able to continue their music study.  The Private Lesson Program began small and has shifted and expanded in the last six years to provide needs-based scholarships to up to 60 students, for private music lessons with vetted Milwaukee area musicians and music educators.  The program includes 25 half hour lessons, two Musician Meet-Ups and a Final Recital. Our teachers are working musicians in ensembles throughout the area including the MSO. They are school music educators.  They share their love of music, provide positive experiences, and serve as mentors to students at an important time in their development.  


Supports one season’s presentation of performance awards and scholarships to the HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION winners selected to perform in the Showcase Recital.

The HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION is open to advanced high school musicians in grades 10-12 performing at or above the Wisconsin School Music Association’s (WSMA) Class A level.

The value of arts education in promoting high achievement in all academic areas is well documented, but the need for serious music students to develop their skills through live performance before an audience, and to manifest poise through solo audition and competition is often overlooked. School programs can rarely offer opportunities for dedicated students to perform as soloists, or for coaching in the techniques and etiquette necessary for a polished performance. Students who achieve an advanced level of musical study not only receive a double dose of history and math, but they also develop transferable life skills that will serve them well as they move through their adult life.  



Provides scholarships for one season of private lessons to two (2) young musicians in the PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM.


Supports the presentation of Audition Day for the HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION.  

Audition Day goes beyond what schools can provide to dedicated students, offering performance opportunities in front of esteemed panels of judges and in-depth workshops.



Supports the presentation of Audition Day for the PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM.


Provides a scholarship for one season of private lessons to one (1) young musician in the PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM.


Supports the annual honoring of outstanding vocal and instrumental music students attending high schools in the 5-county Greater Milwaukee area through the HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS. 

School music educators nominate students to receive an award in recognition of their musicianship, scholarship, leadership, and service to their schools. Students receive a gold lapel pin and certificate.  And board members are always ready to be on hand to make that presentation.



Supports one (1) Musician Meet-Up, our newest addition to the PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM. 

Developed to foster community, musicians and their families join us for dinner together and then the musicians are led in a fun musical activity.  This season, at one meet-up parents talked with each other about the joys and challenges of being a musician’s parent. At the meet-up held past month, we created a drum circle and parents participated. 


Supports one season’s supply of tote bags and their contents to up to 25 Year 1 PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM students.

These bags are a fun tool to help students organize themselves and are appreciated by both students and teachers.  They are a great looking bag with items to support a budding musician!


Provides one (1) first place Young Artist Scholarship through the HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION.



Supports one student with six (6) private lessons through the PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM.


Provides one (1) performance award to a musician selected to perform in the HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION Showcase Recital.


Provides one (1) second place Young Artist Scholarship through the HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION.



Helps fund one workshop leader for the HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION.


Helps two (2) students receive one (1) private lesson. 

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