Jingle for World Peace

Jingle for World Peace

Practices and concerts are cancelled due to the corona virus. Nevertheless, the MG Lyss continues on its innovative track.

We produced a jingle for the 'Week for World Peace' by Radio Chico, which will take place from 13 to 21 September 2020 – and all while in home office!

Our in-house composer, Yves Chapuis, had already composed the jingle and planned all the recordings before the current crisis. But because of the virus, we were not able to continue as planned.

Instead, recording devices and microphones were passed from band member to band member and the individual tracks were cut together by Yves. The result – including an exclusive corona-video – is now viewable on YouTube!

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History Repeats Itself

History Repeats Itself

'The flu hit our town badly as well. Our two good friends Marti Ernst & Dyli Fritz have been taken from us. As all gatherings are prohibited, we were not able to attend their funeral' – Protocol of the MG Lyss, July - August 1918.

Yves Chapuis – When I first read this entry about a year ago I though, 'luckily, this kind of thing no longer happens today'. I have been proven wrong. The MG Lyss has to cancel all practices in its 150th anniversary year. 

Such a situation demands a lot of solidarity and innovation. Unlike in 1918, we can at least to continue the social aspects of our band and with virtual hang-outs and meetings.

The MG Lyss wishes good health to all its members, fans and supporters. We hope to see you again soon!

The MG Lyss with a New Look

The MG Lyss with a New Look

Yves Chapuis Yves Chapuis – Starting today, the MG Lyss has a new look: A new logo, new colours, a new website, new social media channels. With this new look we are starting to practice our new programme under conductor Ueli Schori. Come, join us!

The MGL in the SMZ

The MGL in the SMZ

Simon Scheurer – Our tuba player, Yves Chapuis, who also studies musicology, has published an article in the journal Schweizer Musikzeitung under the title 'Visibility of Community Concert Bands'. Using the MG Lyss as an example, he describes the change municipal concert bands went through over the last 150 years. Here is the article (in German).

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