NEW YORK MILLS - The Wadena Area Community Band, under the direction of John Lindlief, will present a concert of marches and concert band music at 7 p.m. June 4 at the opening of the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall at VFW Post No. 3289 in New York Mills.
Selections for the concert will include "The Star Spangled Banner," "Minnesota March," "Let the Spirit Soar," "El Capitan," "Lead On," "O King Eternal," "A Hymn for Band, Stars and Stripes Forever," "Just A Closer Walk With Thee," and "Armed Forces Salute."
Wadena Area Community Band members are from many surrounding towns, including Staples, Motley, Clarissa, Henning, Hewitt, Fergus Falls, Ottertail, Verndale, Park Rapids, Eagle Bend and Wadena.
Crosslake Area Library Book Talk scheduled June 8
CROSSLAKE - Alan Loots, author of the FBI thriller "Storm Lake," will be the guest speaker in the Crosslake Area Library Book Talk series at 1:30 p.m. June 8.
Loots lives in Des Moines, Iowa, and has a summer residence in Pequot Lakes. His background includes working as a news and sports cinematographer for television and writing and recording music. He also has worked in film production, broadcast journalism and is currently an account executive for Hearst Television.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Copies of "Storm Lake" will be available for purchase and signing.
HSO to audition for principal players in strings
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra is seeking auditions for principal second violin, principal viola, cello and double bass.
Deadline for applications for auditions is June 30, with auditions Aug. 1. The location and times of individual auditions will be announced shortly after applications have closed.
This is an open-call audition and anyone, regardless of affiliation (past or present) with HSO or any other institution may audition, and there will be no preclusion on any other criteria.
The auditions will be screened and the candidate will audition behind a screen to protect his/her anonymity and the objectivity of the adjudicators.
These are part-time positions that will begin in August.
The Heartland Symphony Orchestra is a 50-piece volunteer, nonprofit community orchestra located in and serving the central Minnesota area of Brainerd, Little Falls and the surrounding communities. Musicians, from amateurs to professionals, come together from across the region to rehearse and perform three full-length orchestral music concerts each season in Little Falls and Brainerd. The HSO also contributes to its service communities through music education programs and special events.
For further information and/or to receive an application, contact Barb Arveson, president of the HSO board of directors, at (320) 632-5801.
Three BHS graduates tour with the Concordia Orchestra
Three Brainerd High School graduates and Concordia College (Moorhead) students recently toured with the Concordia Orchestra's 2009 European Tour.
The tour included concerts in Rome, Montecatini, Venice and Fosso, Italy; Salzburg and Vienna, Austria; and Budapest, Hungary.
One of several pieces of artwork by Amanda M. Gullixson that will be on display at Evelyn Matthies' Porthole Gallery starting Monday.
The three BHS grads to make the tour: Lise Holte, daughter of David and Ellen Holte of Brainerd; Brett Severson, son of William Severson of Brainerd and Cheryl Severson of Brainerd; and Joseph Trucano, son of Charles and Dagny Trucano of Brainerd.
Gullixson's work on display at Evelyn Matthies' Porthole Gallery
The work of artist Amanda M. Gullixson from Madison Lake will be featured in the June exhibition at Evelyn Matthies' Porthole Gallery.
The show opens Monday and a reception to honor the artist is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. June 6.
Gullixson holds a bachelor's of fine arts degree in studio art and a bachelor's degree in music from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her theme for the show is "Text Messages and Tangerine Dreams."
Since 2002, she has had 11 solo shows and participated in 13 group exhibitions.
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