Wind Ensemble to salute veterans

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Photo of the director of the Minnesota National Guard's Red Bull Band

Mst.Sgt.-Commander Trygve Skarr will direct a massed band at the Nov. 12 tribute concert for veterans.

St. Cloud State Wind Ensemble joins hands with the Minnesota National Guard 34th Infantry Red Bull Band and the St. Cloud community to pay tribute to veterans 7 p.m. Nov. 12 in Ritsche Auditorium.

St. Cloud Mayor David Kleis will co-host the collaborative civic event. Patriotic music to honor men and women of the Armed Forces will be provided by the Massed Ceremonial Band, co-directed by Mst.Sgt.-Commander Trygve Skarr and Rik Hansen, professor of music.

View the American Spirit Concert poster (PDF).

This year’s tribute will extend special memorials on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with Angels in the Architecture. Veterans will be welcomed home. Profiles of Courage, chronicling selected heroic stories of the veterans will be rendered by St. Cloud State students to honor all veterans in attendance.

More than 500 veterans are currently studying at St. Cloud State.

Get free tickets at the Atwood Memorial Center information desk or at the St. Cloud Times:

Times Media
3000 7th St. N.
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Donations to local disabled veterans will be collected at the door.

Parking is free on streets adjacent to campus or a dollar per hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.

For more information, contact St. Cloud State Performing Arts office at (320) 308-3223; Rik Hansen at (320) 308-4257; or visit

The concert is sponsored by Times Media and St. Cloud State.

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