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!




We made some new friends this past Saturday at the annual fundraiser for the Collaborative Divorce Council of Wisconsin's Fall Halloween party. We also thank our very special guests, Elizabeth Bagley Feyer on vocals and Stan Riffle for sitting in with us on drums. Thank you for inviting us! 

We have had a busy year helping to play charitable funds, but our performance year has now drawn to a close. During the rest of 2017 and into early 2018, we will be practicing to learn some new material and working on our events to play in 2018.


 Stay tuned to our web site and Facebook page for further details for updates on performances in 2018. We thank all our friends, family and supporters who stand behind the Mission River band cause.