3rd Thursdays Events
The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is pleased to present Third Thursdays, a new networking event that benefits a different local non-profit agency each month. This free UWFox event takes place the third Thursday of each month from 4:30 pm to 7:00 p.m. in the Communication Arts Center’s Thrivent Financial lobby. Guests enjoy free food, friendship and live music, as well as a cash bar.
UWFox invites you to participate in the fun and attend the fall Third Thursdays scheduled for:
Thursday, August 15th, 2013
Benefiting The Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley, inc * outside on the CAC Terrace
Performer - Acoustic Sounds of Margie Norby
Margie Norby is a seventeen year old singer, guitarist, and violinist. While she started the violin at age nine, she didn't become interested in other possibilities in music until middle school, when she first picked up the guitar. Soon after, she explored a whole different world of singing and performing, and hasn't strayed from it since. Although she doesn't write music of her own, Sufjan Stevens, Coldplay, Young the Giant, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are some of her favorite artists to cover songs by. In addition to performing on her own, she is a member of many other ensembles, including school choirs and orchestra, Bel Canto Girl Choir at the Lawrence Academy, the Fox Valley Youth Symphony, and the Insongniacs, an all-girl a cappella group at her high school, Appleton East. She also participates in musical theater at her school and in the community. In the future, Margie plans to pursue music as a career.
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Benefiting the History Museum at the Castle
Performer -UWFox Jazz Ensemble
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
Benefiting Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha
Performer - Palmer
Palmer is a musical duo featuring Bernardo Cano and Ethan Frantz. They have played together for over 5 years. Bernardo has been playing since the age of 5. Besides playing, Bernardo makes musical instruments. When he’s not cooking musically, he’s applying his creative talents cooking in the kitchen. Ethan’s musical journey began beating on pots on the kitchen floor, progressing to real drums in the third grade. He’s continued his musical journey--picking up other instruments along the way. Ethan enjoys recording musicians in his home studio. Palmer plays cover songs from many decades and an eclectic group of artists, and occasional original songs Ethan and Bernardo are both seniors at Appleton East High School.
Special musical guest: Phoebe Frantz-Phoebe is a freshman at Appleton East HS. Phoebe began singing with The Lawrence Academy of Music Girl Choir at age 8. She sings at church and plays the violin.
This event will also be streaming live. Join us on https://new.livestream.com/uwfox/events/2462126
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Benefiting - Fishes & Loaves of the Fox Valley, INC
Performer - Will Wegner, Saxophonist
Will Wegner is a 14 year old musician, actor, singer, film maker and all-around Renaissance man. He lives in Menasha and attends Kimberly High School where he is very active in their music and theatre program. He began playing the sax in 5th grade and loved it from day one. He started to improv by messing around while his dad played the piano. He continued to hone his jazz and improvizational skills while living overseas in Doha, Qatar. While living there he played with the high school jazz band, participated in an improv class, played with the Doha Community Wind Ensemble and had the opportunity to work with world class jazz musicians through workshops at Jazz at Lincoln Center-Doha. He even got the opportunity to jam with Winton Marsalis! Currently, in addition to his high school band program, Will is a member of the Lawrence Academy of Music Youth Wind Ensemble and he takes private lessons from an awesome teacher. Will also plays the tenor sax and just bought his first soprano sax.
This event will also be streaming live. Join us on http://new.livestream.com/uwfox/events/2525778
Third Thursdays is also streamed live for the convenience of viewers.
Benefiting - Community Benefit Tree
Performer - UW Oshkosh Jazz Combo
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Jazz Combo has been a group of constant line up changes since the beginning of the Jazz program at the University.
The longest standing member of the group is drummer Paul Sukowski. A Music Industry major at UWO, Paul is in his 5th year. Being a skilled multi-instrumentalist, Paul has always been an active member of the music scene in the Fox Valley. Paul has played in bands such as Mad Polecats, The Circus, Stereo Guru and currently gigs in a modern hip hop/top 40 band, Durty 30, as well as his own project Paul Roberts and the Hall of Famers. Paul is Principal Percussion in the UW Oshkosh Wind Ensemble and Orchestra and is the drummer in the UWO Jazz Ensemble.
The newest member of the group, Josh Kimball plays bass in the combo. Originally from the Neenah area, Josh is an active member of the UW Oshkosh Jazz Lab Band and Orchestra and has been for the past 4 years. He is in his 5th year at UWO and is a Music Industry Major.
Adam Du Vall is a junior in the Recording and Technology program at the University. Hailing from Green Bay, Adam has played in small jazz groups since high school. After enrolling at UWO, Adam the New Orleans/Funk group Brass Differential that gigs regularly around the Green Bay area. He also subs in the Appleton based Big Band Reunion as well as maintaining a jazz combo in his hometown. Adam plays tenor saxophone in the University's Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble.
About the 3rd Thursdays
For more information on Third Thursdays or how to tune in to the live streams, please visit uwfox.uwc.edu/cac or join Third Thursday’s event page on Facebook. For additional questions, please contact Events Coordinator, Megan Mudge at (920) 832-2889 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!