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CLC bands to present concert Feb. 26

The Central Lakes College Instrumental Music Department will present its annual winter concert “Deep Winter Fun” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Chalberg Theater on the Brainerd campus.

The concert will feature three groups — the CLC Woodwind Ensemble, under the direction of Chris Bolstad, and the CLC Brass Ensemble and Jazz Band, both directed by Steve Anderson.

The music will range from swing to bop with the Jazz Band featuring tunes from Dizzy Gillespie and Neil Hefti.

The Brass Ensemble will run the gamut, from Tschaikovski to American Patriotic to Mariachi.

The Woodwind Ensemble will offer several tunes especially adapted by Chris Bolstad for this group by Philip Sparke, Vincent Persichetti and Richard Rodney Bennet.

There is no reserved seating and the house opens at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, with children 12 and younger and CLC students with ID admitted for free.

Jazz Band personnel includes:

Saxophones: Mike Bender, Crosby; Shaun Kob, Pillager; Frank Milo and Isaac Armstrong, Pine River.

Trumpets: Sue Kavanaugh, East Gull Lake; Claudette Kitzma, Lake Shore; Ian McNamara, Brainerd.

Trombones: Jerry Swanson and Doug Durant, Brainerd; Neil Leisenheimer, Little Falls.

Guitar: Greg Botts, Brainerd.

Bass guitar: Sue LaFlex, Brainerd

Drums: Cody Johnson, Deerwood.

Brass Ensemble personnel includes:

Trumpets: Dave Borash and Ashley Deem, Brainerd; Mike Pontius, Baxter.

French Horns: Claudette Kitzman, Lake Shore; Richard Salswedel, Backus; Becky Stadum, Brainerd.

Trombones: Jerry Swanson, Jim Anderson and Jennifer Paterson, Brainerd.

Euphonium: Cassidy Trott, Ironton.

Tuba: Doug Durant, Brainerd; Meredith Sternaman, Backus; Steve Anderson, Merrifield.

Woodwind Ensemble personnel includes:

Oboe: Cameron Trott, Ironton.

Bass clarinet: Sarah Jo Armstrong, Pine River.

Bassoon: Darrel Rodekuhr, Walker.

Saxophone: Isaac Armstrong, Pine River.

Flute: Robin Myers, Brainerd.

Clarinet: Jennie Plane and Kristina Myers, Brainerd; Kassandra Wisely, Ironton.

For information, contact Steve Anderson at 218-855-8215 or

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