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About Milwaukee Croatian Tamburitzans


Meet our Directors


Kristin Aasen, Musical Director

Angie Dougherty, Choreographer

Heidi Spellman, Assistant Director

Molly Krejcarek, Assistant Director

Mara Braovac, Assistant Choreographer

Directors Emeritus:

Patsy Lucas

Nancy Hall

Kenn Werner

Each Spring MCT hosts an annual concert at a local theatre. In addition to the annual concert, MCT hosts events, performances, & dances that include:

  • Holiday Folk Fair (November)

  • Annual Cookie Bake (December)

  • Membership Christmas Party (December)

  • Winter Dance (January)

  • Hunter's Dinner (February)

  • Annual CFU Youth Cultural Festival (early July)

  • MCT Sponsored Croatia Trip Every 5 years 

  • Mukwonago Croatian Day Picnic (July)

  • Croatian Fest at Croatian Park (July)

  • St Augustine's Picnic (July)

  • Sacred Heart Parish Picnic (August)

  • Golf outing (August)

Interested in learning more about joining the Milwaukee Croatian Tamburitzans?Email the MCT board at

Annual CFU Junior Festival is a 3-day National Junior Festival with 22 other groups from the U.S., Croatia, and Canada. It rotates to a different location each July. In the past, the Festival has been held in:

Indianapolis (2023)

Baltimore (2022)

Cleveland (2020)

Indianapolis (2019)

Croatia (2018)

Cleveland (2017)

Chicago (2016)St Louis (2015)

Baltimore (2014) Croatia (2013) 

Detroit (2012) 

Festival held in Orlando, MCT went to Croatia (2011)

Toronto (2010) Chicago (2009)
Philadelphia (2008) Montreal (2007)
Los Angeles (2006) Milwaukee (2005)​

Croatia (2004) 


Throughout the year MCT hosts multiple fundraising events. This is also largely helped by Booster Members who help support our efforts to preserve Croatian culture, for which we are always accepting!

  • Winter Dance (January)

  • Hunters Wild Game Dinner (February)

  • Christmas Cookie Sale (December)

  • Annual Concert and Ad Book (April)

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