By Erin Wood
The Lake Region State College Band and Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Gary Fulsebakke will present a spring concert Thursday, May 8, at 7:30 pm in Robert Fawcett Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
The concert will feature a mix of classic and contemporary numbers with the choir performing selections from their concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City earlier this year. In February, the LRSC ensemble joined forces with four other community college choirs from around the Midwest to form a 110-voice choir under the direction of Peter Eklund. The joint choir practiced for four hours each day for three days before the concert and received a standing ovation from the nearly sold out audience.
In 2012 Lake Region State College started to offer students additional opportunities to participate in vocal ensemble, band, and guitar, private lessons (voice, piano, and various instruments) along with classes in theory and music history. Studies have shown that students who participate in music and other fine and performing arts activities tend to perform better than their peers academically, to stay in school, and to graduate on time.
Refreshments will be served and a cake raffle featuring creations from local bakers will be held during intermission. For more info, contact Director Fulsebakke at 662-1658.