Calypso, led by Directors Tim Rush and Charlie Short, is comprised of students from various Milwaukee schools, was created in 2007 with an MPS Partnership for the Arts grant; our sincere thanks to MPS for the continued support of the program. The program consists of intensive rehearsal and training of students who come from various Milwaukee schools and auditioned into Calypso by showing a positive attitude, a natural sense of rhythm and a genuine desire to learn. Calypso has performed throughout Milwaukee, with highlight performances including African World Festival in 2008, at United Performing Arts Fund events, the Lakefront Festival of the Arts and multiple appearances at Summerfest and the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebrations at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
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Please call CALYPSO Director Tim Rush at 414-267-2950.
Location and Times:
Location: Rehearsals are held in the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 West Walnut Street, located at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive and Walnut Street, just north of downtown.
Times: CALYPSO rehearses on Thursday afternoons from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Where such programs exist, CALYPSO members must be members of their school band, orchestra or jazz program.