Tom Leipzig Nice memory walk Mark... It was a great time for me and being associated with some very talented people (as many of the same kept up thier music interests and still "have it" to enjoy)!
Tom Leipzig I was a drummer and back up singer in my day... Not as good as the rest of the players by far!!! May 5, 2015 via FB
May 16, 2015 - Tom: Mike Reilly... I'll tell you something that only a had fully of people know... My music career started in 1962 playing violin (2nd) string orchestra at St. Mary's in Menomonee Falls... Wasn't my notch as I started drum lessons 2 years later. Lol
ike: ike! So your family must have moved that you went to St. James then Hamilton?
Tom: Nope.. Moved from Mike to Sussex in 1953, and went to St. James.. Mom drove me from Sussex to St Mary's to take lessons and play in the orchestra.
Mike: Ok, but why violin? Something parents wanted, or you did initially?
Tom: Had my grandfathers in the attic... And it just so happened that St. Mary's had a teacher and an orchestra... Lucky me! Lol
Mike: There's also the younger generations who established themselves, and bands in the 1980s, 90s, and 2000s, whom I haven't heard much from yet.
I hate to say, your era, but this was the time much of the early work in garage band music was going on. Milwaukee may have started in the 50s, but you guys and gals were right in there during the early 60s and 70s.
Tom: Yes we were... I like I said before, lots of talent and great personable guys to boot!
Tom Leipzig HHS band... There were but when we (We Return)
tried to recruit some people but..??.. In a band with all guys? Travel? Etc...
Parents stepped in for the most part and put a kibosh on that! Lol
Mark Kenney Sadly, outside of church, weddings and funerals, they were not inclined to do much with their music. One very talented HHS alum, whom I dated was Margo Thorpe. She was a marvelous singer, but when our band played, she never even brought up the idea of singing with us, and I never brought it up either. It is a shame. Like so many things, if I only knew then what I know now...
Tom Leipzig It all came down in my era as culture
and what was proper for a girl to get involved in.. Good old Sussex and
surrounding areas... Anyone disagree..??..