Kiwanis: Serving the Germantown Community

Adult Wind Ensemble in the Gehl Foods Performing Arts Pavillion

Jim Barnes and the Germantown Adult Wind Ensemble were the first group to play a concert at the Gehl’s Performing Arts Pavilion.

First Concert at Kiwanis’ Pavilion

It was a perfect June evening, the air crisp and clean in the 70-degree sunlight. A crowd of about a hundred Germantown people were gathered along the rise in front of the new Gehl’s Performing Arts Pavilion next to the Senior Center in Firemen’s Park. They were listening to Germantown’s own Adult Wind Ensemble led by director Jim Barnes. Barnes noted to the crowd how exciting it was to be performing for them in their new music pavilion. The sound of the band carried perfectly across the park, evidencing the perfect acoustic quality eminating from the pavilion.

For the members of the Germantown Kiwanis Club who watched the performance it was a very satisfying feeling. After eight years of effort, the Gehl’s Performing Arts Pavilion was a reality. And tonight the effort seemed well worth it. 

A dedication ceremony to unveil the Gehl’s Performing Arts Pavilion will be held on June 20, 2018 in Firemen’s Park. The announcement was made by Germantown Kiwanis Club, the service organization which spearheaded the design and funding of the pavillion. The ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 5:30 PM.   

After the dedication ceremony, the Germantown Community Band will perform its first concert in the park at 7 PM. A full schedule of concerts in the park by Germantown groups has been published below. Later in July, the Kiwanis Club will be turning over the pavillion to the Village of Germantown at a special key presentation during Kiwanis signature event called A Taste of Germantown. A Taste of Germantown is a “Party in the Park” for the whole village. Food, entertainment and children’s activities will be enjoyed by all. All Germantown residents are invited to attend. 

The June 20 dedication will be the first opportunity for many Germantown citizens to see the pavilion and note the sponsorship plaques which have been mounted on the pavilion walls. Even more interesting are the sponsorship “bricks” which were purchased by area citizens which are now prominent along the foot walls of the pavilion stage. The Gehl’s Performing Arts Pavilion is located next to the Germantown Senior Center in Firemen’s Park. 

Adult Wind Ensemble in the Gehl Foods Performing Arts Pavillion


Gehl Foods Performing Arts Pavillion


Gehl Foods Performing Arts Pavillion

Major sponsors for the pavilion are honored on a sponsorship plaque.

Germantown Kiwanis Club members are honored for their efforts in building the pavilion.

This is what the “Bricks” look like for the sponsorship wall.


Here is a list of upcoming events at the Gehl’s Performing Arts Pavilion.

June 20      Germantown Community Band,
                      20th Year Celebration Concert

June 27      Change Makers Jazz Combo

July 11         All-Star Jazz Crusaders

July 18        Germantown Community Band
                      “It’s A Classic”

July 25         Muzik Bande & Dixielanders

July 26         Taste of Germantown

August 1       Germantown Community Band
                        “Theatrical Effect”


What Is Kiwanis?

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Kiwanians are volunteers changing the world through service to children and communities.

There are over 8,000 clubs in 96 countries with more than 260,000 adult members and approximately 320,000 youth.

Germantown, Wisconsin Kiwanis

Germantown Kiwanis has been serving the community for over 29 years. Its volunteers have raised funds to give back to the community and to help support Germantown youth with leadership programs in the Germantown schools at the elementary level with K-Kids, middle school level with Builder’s Club and high school level with Key Club. These clubs all help kids learn about the value of volunteerism in the community. In addition, Kiwanis awards educational scholarships; sponsors youth sports teams, works with the PTA to offer education grants to help teachers develop special educational programs in the classroom and other volunteer work to support youth and the community. To support these activities, Kiwanis organizes a number of fund-raising events including the Germantown July 4th Festivities, the Taste of Germantown events and the project to build the Gehl Foods Performing Arts Pavillion in Firemens Park.

The Kiwanis Club of Germantown, Wisconsin is proud to support youth in our community. We are a proud group of community volunteers comprised of individuals from a wide array of backgrounds. Some of our members volunteer as individuals, parents, educators, civic leaders, or business owners. Anyone who is interested in making Germantown a better place to live is welcome to join us!



General weekly meetings are held at 7:30 am every Wednesday at Aldo’s Pizza in Germantown. General weekly meetings are often times informal, but a great time to discuss pressing needs of the group or simply to gain fellowship and learn more about our fellow Kiwanians and happenings in the community. If you are interested in joining or just want to learn more about Kiwanis, feel free to stop in.

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Kiwanis Honored

A core group of members of the Germantown Kiwanis Club were present at the Chamber of Commerce banquet as the club was awarded the Service Organization of the Year Award.

Performing Arts Pavilion

IPC Sets Panels For Kiwanis GFPAP

Pavilion construction underway.

4th of July Celebration

Wednesday July, 4th 2018

Taste of Germantown

Thursday, July 26th at Firemen's Park

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

Sunday December 16th, 2018