Mar 2, 2011

Band concert

The Central Lakes College Instrumental Music Department on Tuesday, March 1 presented "Snowdrift Serenade," a concert featuring 30 musicians in the CLC Jazz Band, Brass Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble. The concert in the Music Rehearsal Hall on the Brainerd campus. The 16-member Jazz Band and the 14-player Brass Ensemble are under the direction of Steve Anderson, CLC instrumental instructor and performer with the brass and jazz groups. The seven-member Woodwind Ensemble is led by Chris Bolstad, Pine River, who plays soprano saxophone. Music featured ranged from Steely Dan to Duke Ellington to Charlie Parker. In July the Central Lakes College Community Band will travel and perform on its first-ever European Tour. The band is also preparing for a May 10 concert and the May 12 CLC graduation ceremony in the Brainerd High School gymnasium. Vocal and instrumental students at CLC will also participate in the April 8 and 9 Minnesota Colleges Music Festival at Breezy Point.