Dec 8, 2014

Merry Tuba Christmas a "Booming" Success


The CLC Music Department sponsored its annual "Merry Tuba Christmas" on Saturday, December 6 at the Westgate Mall in Brainerd. The low brass ensemble was directed by Steve Anderson, CLC Instrumental Music Instructor.

Merry Tuba Christmas is a low brass player tradition going back to 1971 when it started in honor of Bill Bell, one of the greatest tuba players and teachers. Low Brass Players gather in groups ranging in size from a few to several hundred all over the United States each Christmas to celebrate the season and the art of low brass playing. 

Military Advanced Education Selected CLC as a Top School


Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Central Lakes College the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide will be released in the December issue of MAE, and will be available online at www.mae-kmi.com. 

The Guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform. 

New Scholarship Fund Created to Support CLC Students

Clareen Eklund created the endowed Lester and Clareen Eklund Scholarship Fund with the Central Lakes College Foundation in memory of her husband. 

Lester and Clareen Eklund retired to the Brainerd area to enjoy the outdoors - hunting, fishing, and traveling. Lester passed away in 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Lester received his education at the Dunwoody Institute as a non-traditional student after serving in the Navy for 2 years during World War II. Lester started his career with the State of Minnesota Natural Resources in International Falls, MN and retired from the City of Minneapolis as a heavy equipment mechanic. Clareen worked in accounting for various agencies until retiring to the Brainerd area. 

Dec 3, 2014

CLC Vocal Music Department's ​Christmas Choir Concert


The Christmas Choir Concert presented by the CLC Chamber Singers is Tuesday evening, December 9 at 7:30 pm in the Chalberg Theatre at the Brainerd Campus. Admission is free and there is no reserved seating.   

Nov 26, 2014

CLC Diesel and Heavy Equipment Students Honored


The 2014 Fall Celebration recognized and honored students graduating from the Heavy Equipment Operations and Maintenance Program and Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician Program. 

The guest speaker for this year's celebration was Patrick Hockett of Kindred Plumbing & Heating Incorporated. CLC Student Representative Hunter Fairchild also provided remarks during the ceremony.

Men's Basketball Team Destroys MState

Darsean Woodson finished with 17 points and five assists as the Central Lakes College Raiders destroyed Fergus Falls 88-49 Tuesday.

Radamus Jones added 17 points and Davaghndre Jones added 13 points and seven rebounds for the 3-2 Raiders.

CLC shot 52 percent from the field and built a 43-29 halftime edge over Fergus and first year head coach and former Raider C.J. Peeters.


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Nov 25, 2014

Merry Tuba Christmas


The CLC Music Department will sponsor its annual "Merry Tuba Christmas" on Saturday, December 6. 

Merry Tuba Christmas is a low brass player tradition going back to 1971 when it started in honor of Bill Bell, one of the greatest tuba players and teachers. Low Brass Players gather in groups ranging in size from a few to several hundred all over the United States each Christmas to celebrate the season and the art of low brass playing. 

Rehearsal for this year's event will be on December 6 from 10-11 am in room E471 at the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. The performance will be at 1:30 pm in front of Herberger's in the West Gate Mall. 

Stands, chairs and music will be provided. Merry Tuba Christmas is open to all Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba players playing at a high school level or at the discretion of their band director. For further information, contact Steve Anderson at 218-831-3652 or at sanderson@clcmn.edu