The Minot State University Concert Band will close its Winter Tour with a finale concert Wednesday. The 7:30 p.m. event will be held in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on the campus of Minot State University.
After performing at schools in North Dakota, the university musicians and prospective music educators took in events at the annual state conference of the Minnesota Music Educators Association in Minneapolis, one of the largest state conferences for music educators in the United States.
Compositions included on the program are: Symphony No. 1, "The Lord of the Rings" by Johan DeMeij; "Who's Who in Navy Blue" by John Philip Sousa; "The Legend of Danny Boy" by James Swearingen; "The Music-Makers Concert Overture" by Alfred Reed; "Pentland Hills" by Capt. J. H. Howe, director of music for the Royal Scots Guard; "American Barndance" by Richard Saucedo, and the famous trumpet trio, "Bugler's Holiday" by Leroy Anderson. Trumpet soloists with the band are music majors Angela Orluck and Alan Jermiason, Minot, and Joel Weidrich of Hazen. The band performs under the direction of Joseph T. Alme.
'Seeds of Change' exhibit open
WILLISTON Have you ever said, "It's as American as apple pie?" Check out "Seeds of Change," an exhibition that explores the exchange of food from the Old World and the New World in 1492, on display in the Center Stage at the James Memorial Art Center through April 30.
This exhibition, on loan from the Barnes County Historical Society, is thought provoking and full of "I didn't know that" information. Tomatoes, potatoes, corn, beans, squash and peppers the very stuff we take for granted today are totally new to the European diet in the last 500 years. So much of our "ethnic" food is based around these basic staples Norwegian lefse, Italian pizza/spaghetti, etc. After you've seen this exhibition, you will never again say that something is as American as apple pie.
"Seeds of Change" gets you thinking about food and introduces topics present in the upcoming Smithsonian exhibition "Key Ingredients: America by Food." "Key Ingredients" will be on display at the James Memorial Art Center from March 20 through April 30.
The James Memorial Art Center is located at 621-1st Ave. W. in Williston. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. There is no admission charge. For more information call 774-3601.