Programs & Activities
The Brookfield Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department offers a wide variety of classes, leagues, and programs for residents of all ages and interests. Below is a general summary of current class offerings. A complete listing of classes can be obtained through the Parks and Recreation Activity Guide or by calling our office at (262) 796-6675.
Youth sports provide the thrill of competition while developing skills, knowledge and teamwork. Currently, youth may participate in T-Ball, baseball, softball, flag football, and basketball leagues. Additional opportunities are available through our affiliated groups, . Youth sports teams are coached by parents and volunteers in the community. The league stress having fun, sportsmanship, safety, and sport skills pertaining to the sport you may be coaching.
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Youth instructional programs are offered to provide positive recreation experiences for children through organized classes and programs. Participants will have the opportunity to develop skills while having fun. Fall, Winter and Spring classes meet once a week for 10-week sessions. Summer classes meet on weekdays for 10 classes in a two week time period. Class ratios are typically one instructor per 10 children. Class length varies from 30 minutes to one hour.
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Summer Camp Programs
During the summer months, youth may enroll in our Discovery Camp or Day Camp programs held at Wirth Park, and Adventure Camp held at Mitchell Park. These camps consist of traditional camp activities such as arts and crafts, nature study, sports, swimming, outdoor cookery, and hiking. Counselor to camper ratio is 1:10 in Discovery Camp, 1:15 in Day Camp, and 1:10 in Adventure Camp.
Sports, Adventure, and Recreation Enrichment camps are also offered throughout the summer. All camps are supervised and staffed by qualified and experienced instructors.
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Adult sports are offered in both league and "open gym" formats.
Adult Slow Pitch Softball leagues include Men's, Women's, and Coed leagues for all ability levels. Teams are organized during the winter and spring, with league play occurring in the summer. There is a minimum residency requirement. Call our office for specific details.
Open Gym for basketball and volleyball is offered September through March at various school buildings throughout Brookfield.
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Adult Instructional / Leisure
A number of recreation opportunities are offered for adults. These consist of instructional classes such as golf, aqua-exercise, bridge, ballroom dance, swing dance, Latin dance, yoga, and aerobic exercise. Also included are leisure opportunities such as lap and open swim. Classes are taught by experienced instructors.
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Civic Music: Band & Chorus
Both the Civic Band and Civic Chorus perform music that reflects the interests of the members and is both challenging and enjoyable. Regular attendance at rehearsals is expected for both groups. Both groups require a membership fee. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Office.
Annual Concert Performances
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Any one who enjoys singing is invited to join this group of recreational singers. Adults from high school through senior citizens are encouraged to participate. Rehearsals are held weekly and several concerts are performed throughout the year. No auditions are required. Annual membership dues required.
The Brookfield Civic Chorus was founded in 1986 as an organization to provide Brookfield residents and surrounding communities with an opportunity to be involved in recreational music. The group has grown over the years to its current membership of over 45 singers.
For over 20 years, the Brookfield Civic Chorus has performed for a wide variety of audiences. Included are Spring and Winter Community concerts at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, performances for a variety of senior retirement communities, Wisconsin Memorial Park, The Pabst Mansion and the Pabst Theatre. The group traveled to London and performed at various venues in England.
The Brookfield Civic Chorus conducts no auditions for membership. Members of the group span a wide range of musical skills, ages, occupations, and backgrounds. The only requirement is a desire to make music with your voice and have some fun. Dues are paid by members on a per term basis. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. during the months of September to December and January to May.
Deborah Musante is honored to be the new director of the Brookfield Civic Chorus. Her past musical experiences include the direction of children’s choirs, instrumental ensembles, instrumental soloist work and private music instruction. She was a bassoonist with the Milwaukee Symphony at age sixteen as well as a performer with the Catholic Symphony, Milwaukee Civic Band and Orchestra. She has performed in Rome for Pope John Paul II and in all the major cathedrals in Italy. Her education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts Performance from UW-Milwaukee and continuing education at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. She is a recipient of the Julliard Scholarship Award. She currently is performing on the flute and recorder and has a love for all music from Renaissance to Contemporary. Deborah resides in Brookfield with her husband Peter, Daughter Melissa, son-in-law Steve and granddaughter Petra.
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Musicians of all experience levels are invited to join the city's recreational band. The band is made up of adults who are high school aged through senior citizens. Rehearsals are held weekly with concerts and parades held throughout the year. No auditions are required and music is provided. Band members are expected to bring their own instruments. Annual membership dues required.
Civic Band Schedule
The Brookfield Civic Band began rehearsing in 1986, offering a fun recreational band experience for adults from high school through senior citizens.
The Brookfield Civic Band conducts no auditions for membership. Members of the group span a wide range of musical skills, ages, occupations, and backgrounds. The only requirements are the desire play and have some fun. Dues are paid by members annually. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. during the months of September to December and January to May.
Karl Mueller has been the director of the Brookfield Civic Band since1998. As an active musician in southeastern Wisconsin since childhood, he has played with groups as diverse as the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps. He won the Contra Bass solo competition at the Midwest Championships in 1991, 1993 and 1994, placing as high as second in international competition. He is a founding member of the Wisconsin Chamber brass quintet, and plays the tuba with Milwaukee’s Knightwind Ensemble. Karl received his Bachelors of Music Education from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1996 and is currently working towards his Masters degree at UW-Milwaukee. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national American music fraternity, and has studied conducting with Drs. Thomas Dvorak and Glenn C. Hayes. Karl is currently a member of the nationally acclaimed music department of the Kenosha Unified School District No. 1 in Kenosha where he teaches at McKinley Middle School.