THE LIST: Intercollegiate Band...UND band/Children's Choir...Tops in Blue...more
Intercollegiate Band UND students picked to perform: Fourteen students from the UND Wind Ensemble performed with the 10th annual North Dakota Intercollegiate Band, joining with music students from seven other North Dakota colleges and universitie...
UND students picked to perform: Fourteen students from the UND Wind Ensemble performed with the 10th annual North Dakota Intercollegiate Band, joining with music students from seven other North Dakota colleges and universities in Jamestown, N.D., for rehearsals and a performance Feb. 11-12. Guest conductor and clinician was Russel Mikkelson, director of University Bands and professor of music at Ohio State University. UND student participants: Baldwin, Wis.: Adam Christianson, alto saxophone. Bismarck: Kristin Canham, percussion. Blaine, Minn.: Sarah Sevenbergen, percussion. Custer, Wash.: Monica Dorman, horn. Grand Forks: Matthew Hillestad, trumpet. Jamestown: Leah Entzel, percussion. Mandan, N.D.: Erin Lawler. Powers Lake, N.D.: Lexi Lucy. Rush City, Minn.: Matt Saari. Tea, S.D.: Brianna Larsen, horn. Thompson, N.D.: James Kerzman, trumpet. Williston, N.D.: Kilee Sundt, clarinet. Woodbury, Minn.: Jake Van Ornum, trumpet. UND director of bands: James Popejoy.
UND band/Children's Choir
March 3 in Grand Forks: The UND Wind Ensemble and University Band and guests the Grand Cities Children's Choir will perform at 8 p.m. March 3 at Chester Fritz Auditorium, Grand Forks. The UND Wind Ensemble will preview the program it will present March 20 at the 2011 North Dakota Music Educators Association Conference on March 20 in Bismarck, with works by Shostakovich, Eric Whitacre and others. The University Band will present works by Jack Stamp, Brian Balmages and others. The Children's Choir will feature the older students in the program who are members of Primo Voce and their performance will feature numbers with the UND Wind Ensemble. UND band conductor: James Popejoy. Children's choir directors: Becky Mercer, Melanie Popejoy. Tickets: Adults, $6; students/senior citizens, $3; families, $12. Info: (701) 777-2815.
Tops in Blue
Feb. 24 at Chester Fritz: The U.S. Air Force Tops in Blue will present "We Believe," a celebration of American ideals and values in song and dance, at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at UND Chester Fritz Auditorium. The show is free and open to the public, and no tickets will be issued.
Feb. 26 in Moorhead: Fargo-Moorhead Comic-Con featuring DC/Marvel comic creator Joel "Mojo" Moen and other comic creators will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 26 at Eastgate Event Center, Moorhead. Fargo-Moorhead Comic-Con is the celebration of comics and popular culture in print, film and television, games, toys, art and all media. Highlights will be local and regional vendors of all things comics and also assorted memorabilia, games-including Pathfinder, a role-playing game, assorted video game events, panels and workshops and the Superhero Smackdown. The event is geared for all ages. Sponsor: ValleyCon. Admission: Age 13 and older, $5; 12 and younger, $3. Info: www.fargomoorheadcomiccon.com; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
March 2 at Big D's: A CD release party is set for 8 to 10 p.m. March 2 at Big D's Bar & Grill, Grand Forks, for "Serenade for an Empty Soul" by Morriscode. Morriscode is Robert Dale Morris of Grand Forks, a longtime musician who grew up in Grand Forks and lived and worked in Minneapolis and Charleston, S.C., before returning to Grand Forks in 2006, according to a news release. To hear his music: iTunes, Facebook, www.myspace.com/m0rrisc0de .
March 12 in Bemidji: Popular bluegrass band Monroe Crossing will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. March 12 in the Historic Chief Theater, Bemidji. Celebrating its 11th year together, Monroe Crossing plays a blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and originals. Tickets: $17.50; available at Overbeek's Electronics and Music, Brigid's Cross Irish Pub, Wild Hare Bistro, Headwaters School of Music and the Arts; or by calling (218) 209-7884. Remaining tickets, if any, will be available at the door.
March 26 at Mandan, N.D.: Bring It Together 2, a concert featuring metal acts, will be 4 p.m. March 26 at The Post, 2½ miles south of Mandan, N.D., on N.D. Highway 1806. Bands: In Defence, Enshrined, Australis, Reaping Asmodeia, Vendetta Spoken, If I Ran The Zoo, High Hopes, I Apparatus, Primae Noctis, Tea For Ruby, Reach For the Sky, It Came From the Sea. Tickets for this all-ages event will be $10 at the door. Sponsor: 701 Crew, Lan Hoffer. Info: http://facebook.com/bringittogether701/ .