Allison grew up on the east side of Wauwatosa, and now is a music teacher who lives on the west side of Tosa with her husband Nick. She enjoys working with a couple local non-profits, playing out with her wind quintet, listening to live music, attending arts events, baking, cycling, and wine.
I'm a little ashamed to admit I hadn't been to Tosafest for quite some time until last weekend. What perfect weather it was for an outdoor festival!
Over the last year or so I personally have gotten more into reading books again. It's a delightful passtime, and being a part of book clubs is a great way to get oneself reading (by a deadline!), discussing, socializing, etc.
Did you know that the Milwaukee Choristers are a choral ensemble that rehearses regularly in our very own Village of Wauwatosa? They are a fantastic chorus that's been around in the area for over 80 years now, currently under the direction of a nationally-renown conductor, Dr. James Kinchen. They sing such a wide variety of music (one of my favorite features of the group!) from baroque to contemporary, sometimes Broadway, Americana and international music. All this, and they are a super fun group of people who enjoy each others' company both in rehearsals and performances as well as those great post-concert parties :-)
I've gone on about how proud I am to be a Tosan before. But the wealth of summer activites we have going on in this town inspired me again, so to speak.