Lillian Bautch


I joined the Milwaukee Catholic Symphony Junior Orchestra in 1946. It was under the leadership of Eugene Wilczewski. In High School I transferred to the Senior Group under the leadership of Edward Zielinski. I continued to perform with the group in many concerts and various venues. In 1986, Michael Kamenski became our conductor. In 1997, we became the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra. I have continued to perform with all the various moves. I enjoy the music selections, the fellow members, and just being able to keep my playing intact. After 72 years with this orchestra, I retired as a playing member. Currently I perform with the Silver Strings (a senior group which performs at various senior citizens’ homes). I continue to serve on the MFSO Board of Directors. I am not quite “out to pasture” yet!