Left to right - Lou, Bud, John, Jim, Dave, & Dick



Mission River; our 12th year as a band.


It is hard to believe that twelve years have gone by since a few neighborhood friends decided to get together and make some music. Very quickly on, once we decided to be an actual band  we also made a collective decision not  to be just another "bar band." Instead, we were devoted to use our musical talent to help raise money for local and national charities. Over the years, it has been our pleasure to play events to help raise money for organizations such as Make a Wish Foundation, Guitars for Vets, Special Olympics, ABCD (after breast cancer diagnosis), Mel's Pig Roast (Cedarburg, WI), Milwaukee Justice Center and Wounded Warriors, among many others. We  estimate that we have helped raised over $500,000 for charitable causes during the last 12 years.

 We have received some great publicity along the way. We have been featured on WTMJ's 'Morning Blend' show, in the Ozaukee News-Graphic, Fox 6 news, Murphy & Meg "in the morning" on local FM station 95.7, the ABA national monthly news magazine in the "giving back section" and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.  

 We have performed over 100 shows during our 12 years together and our set list has expanded to over 100 songs from artists as diversified as Ray Charles to Led Zeppelin. We have had a host of guest artists who have sat in with us over the years, including our great horn section, "the Sting Ray Horns." We want to thank all of our friends, fans and family members who have  followed us at all of our various gigs durirng the last 12 years. We couldn't have done it without you!




Thank you everyone  who came out in support of "Melapalooza"/Soft Ball Tournament in Grafton, WI to raise money for Mel's Charities. It was a weekend filled with great music by many bands donating their time for such a worthy cause, including the Mission River Band. 



Our next public gig is on Saturday August 26, 2017 for the annual Make A Wish Fun/Run on the Summerfest Grounds. Music starts around 9am. The race is at 10 am.  We are bringing in two very special guests for the show, including Elizabeth Feyrer Bagley on vocals and Jacob Sweet on saxaphone.

We will be playing at the second anniversary party for Raised Grain Brewing in Waukesha, WI on Saturday  afternoon September 23, 2017 from 12:30 - 3:30 pm.


 Stay tuned to our web site and Facebook page for further details for our performance dates throughout 2017.