Polka Dots at The Forum Assisted Living Facility

December 7th, the Polka Dots performed at the Forum Assisted Living Facility.

We had such an amazing time and we were so glad to be there. I was joined by a few classmates, where we performed old show tunes, pop music, jazz, and Christmas songs to the residents  of The Forum. The show was a great success and I am excited to perform with the center again.

Since the creation of the Polka Dots, it has been a goal to involve students and young musicians in volunteering with me; luckily this dream is slowly being realized. I can’t wait for more performances 

next year and all the years to come.

Our 7th year and we are going strong!!!

TPSMEA All State Here We Go!

I am honored to have been accepted to perform in the TPSMEA all state band this year. I will be representing myself and Awty International in Dallas Tx. I will be a first tenor in the band. I am ready for a weekend of early mornings, making new friends, and performing fantastic music. Can’t wait to perform!

Tomball German Festival Christmas Market 2019

Tomball German Festival 2019 was a great success!

December 13-15 was filled with great music, dancing, and delicious food. I was so happy to be stage manager and performer this time around. Thank you all who danced or talked with me at the Festival. We had some great upgrades and the weather was absolutely perfect. I loved working with Squeeze Box with Mollie B and Ted Lange, Auf Geht’s, and Das Ist Keine Kunst Folk Dancers. Thank you so much to Movin’ Melvin Brow for joining us, it was an honor to dance with you. Watch life  https://www.facebook.com/de.ellis/videos/10155620181142047/

This year marks the 8th years working with Tomball and Das Ist Lustig.  It has been some of the best years of my life; I’ve seen how much the festival has grown and become something special. Thank you all for giving me this opportunity to grow as a musician and performer. I can’t wait to see you all next year in March!

Galveston October Festival 2019

I am worn out! What a crazy weekend! It was cold and breezy in Galveston

Friday and Saturday, and I were out in it for 9 hours Friday, 11 hours Saturday. I was almost blown away by the wind! Thankfully, I made it through this morning’s performance too, just barely. Thank you to all who came and made the festival worth it. It was so much fun dancing with you and working with Das Ist Lustig.  Galveston is one of my favorite Octoberfests. Can’t wait until next year!

 

 

Texas Bandmasters Association Convention

 

The Bandmasters Association Convention was an amazing experience. I met so many great musicians and band directors. I not only met band directors but also composers such as the famous John Mackey. I had an amazing experiences in the classes and enjoyed walking around San Antonio. The town has so much character and I had a great time exploring. This experience will stay with me for the rest of my life.