■ Just For Kix to perform in Outback Bowl
Nineteen Brainerd and Pequot Lakes area Just For Kix dancers and 12 family members will travel Dec. 28 to Tampa, Fla., to take part in the Just For Kix Outback Bowl Dance Team Tour.
The dancers will perform in the pre-game show and the beach themed half-time show at the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1, 2013, which will normally feature the No. 3 ranked teams in the Big Ten and SEC Conferences. There are a total of 290 dancers along with 220 coaches and family members on the tour this year, from 11 different states from around the country.
The dancers and their family members will attend a semi-formal awards banquet and dinner following the performance and game.
The Outback Bowl will be broadcasted on ABC beginning at noon central standard time.
Local dancers traveling are: Kaysie Carlson, Macy Clough, Makayla Clough, Avery Davidge, Shelby Ford, Sharaia Goble, Madison Gohman, Brionna Haag, Chloe Hollen, Leah Johnson, Sadie Jordan, Gracie Ostrowski, Danielle Popp, Amanda Richardt, Madison Riley, Ariana Rodahl, Jordan Rudolph, Hannah Ryback and Anna Vreeland.
Family members include: Andrea Carlson, Matt and Amanda Clough, Julie Davidge, Kari Gohman, Kim Johnson, Kathie Kinder-Goble, Pam Look, Talia Ostorwski, Sarah Richardt, Elizabeth Robeck and Michelle Rodahl.
The dancers have been working hard to fundraise for the trip since last April selling cookie dough, selling water at the 4th of July parade, brats, bagging groceries and are now currently selling Thanksgiving pies, Christmas wreaths and butter braid pastries.
They would like to thank all the local businesses that have helped support their fundraising efforts.
For more information on the Just For Kix Outback Bowl Tour, go to www.justforkix.com.
■ Legacy Chorale announces auditions
for spring concert series
The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota will be holding auditions for its spring 2013 Concert Series from 5-9 p.m. Jan. 3, 2013, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter.
Singers of all voice parts — especially tenors and second basses — are being sought by the chorale’s artistic director, Sarah Aamot. Aamot will be listening for the following musical skills during auditions: Intonation, tone quality (choral sound versus solo), ability to control vibrato and volume, vocal flexibility and expressiveness. A prepared piece is not necessary.
The Legacy will be preparing Celtic music for their spring concert series, including works from Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland. Concerts are currently scheduled for April 11, 13 and 14, 2013, at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin; Pequot Lakes, as part of the Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts series; and Brainerd.
Upon acceptance into the Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota, singers will be given season schedules, program information and membership guidelines and will be required to sign a “Statement of Understanding” contract, pay a season membership of $25 and pay for the cost of their own concert attire and transportation to rehearsals and concerts.
Rehearsals will be held every Tuesday from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 8, 2013, in the Brainerd High School choir room.
The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota is a non-profit arts organization created by Aamot in the fall of 2001. The group’s mission is “to ensure the legacy of excellence in choral music in the greater Minnesota area while enriching, inspiring and renewing the communities in which we live.”
Singers from any community in Minnesota, large or small, are being encouraged to audition for this opportunity.
For more information or to schedule an audition, contact Bill Satre, chorale manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org; 820-4558; or www.legacychorale.org.
■ First-graders to receive book
First-graders at three Brainerd schools are expected to receive “My Favorite Book,” a book about moral values.
The books are being made available in certain schools as a gift by local business leaders who are concerned about the future of children.
Students from Harrison Elementary School, St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic Schools and Lake Region Christian School will receive books.
The sponsors are Crow Wing Power, Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Wal-Mart, Mills Automotive Group, Donahue Harley-Davidson/Buell, Charter Communications, Essentia Health, Miner’s Inc., Cub Foods, Bernick’s, Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union, Good Samaritan Society and Brenny Funeral Home.