Music

Jade Presents seeks support to “Save Our Stages”

FARGO, N.D.–Jade Presents and other local venues are asking for support from concert goers and local government officials to help save independent music venues across the United States. Jade Presents hosts music events at venues such as Bluestem Amphitheater, Fargo Theatre, Sanctuary Events Center, Fargo Brewing Company and The Aquarium. A campaign titled “Save Our Stages” was created by National…

The Lights Plaza In West Fargo Has Its Soft Opening

West Fargo events say they were expecting between 500 to 700 people to attend.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – They wanted to let everyone know the plaza is open and they can come out and use the space. They also wanted to let them know of all the upcoming events that will be taking place including a number of concerts later this summer. People enjoying live music as well as some food and refreshments during…

MSUM Graduate Teaches Class Online In Italy To His Students During Shutdown

He says the switch to online classes has come with challenges but also new opportunities to test with his students

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The music room may no longer be creating harmonies as MSUM Music Education Graduate Antone Leustek and his choir kids at the Sigonella Naval Air Station outside of Catania, Sicily, Italy. It’s where Luestek has been leading this group of both American military and NATO kids from all different countries as the choral director working for the…

Ada-Borup Band Teacher And Students Puts Together Graduation Song For Seniors

Tuttle says he and his 27 students worked together over multiple days practicing and sending in video digitally to help craft a graduation song for the class of 2020.

ADA, Minn. — As the school year nears it’s close for seniors Ada-Borup, the school’s band director who’s seen two decades worth of seniors walk through his doors wanted to make sure this class wouldn’t be forgotten. “So my take was to take these performances, these videos they uploaded putting them together so in a way we can kind of…

Fergus Falls High School Teacher Becomes One-Man-Band For Graduating Seniors

Kummrow says he sent a different version to students with a personal message wishing them well.

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — It’s a new take on a one-man band. Fergus Falls High School band teacher Scott Kummrow performed “Pomp and Circumstance” for his graduating seniors. The Fergus Falls teacher played over 22 different parts in the song including conducting himself. The video has been going viral with over 13,000 views and continues to grow. Kummrow says he…

Fargo Church Becomes Caroling Caravan For Seniors Stuck At Home

The drive-thru service only lasted a handful of minutes but what most important Pastor Dan says is making sure those watching from the windows that they care.

FARGO , N.D. — A caravan of carolers in their cars circled up around the Edgewood Vista Senior Living Facility in Fargo. Living Waters Pastor Dan Dorfeld says the little rain isn’t going to stop this mobile congregation from belting some sound. “The weather is going to knock it down a little bit but whoever shows up I think it’s…

Rock Legend Little Richard Dies

NASHVILLE (AP) – Little Richard, the self-proclaimed “architect of rock ‘n’ roll,” has died. He was 87. Pastor Bill Minson, a close friend of Little Richard’s, told The Associated Press that Little Richard died Saturday morning. Minson said he also spoke to Little Richard’s son and brother. Known for his piercing wail, pounding piano and towering pompadour, he irrevocably altered…

International Music Camp Postponed To Summer of 2021

A fund has been started with a goal of raising $300,000

DUNSEITH, N.D. — The 65th Season of the International Music Camp is being postponed to the summer of 2021. Campers will be able to carry payments over to next year or get a refund. Summer camp operations make up over 90% of the International Music Camp’s annual income so the decision has a major financial impact on the organization. A…

Fargo violinist performs for senior living home amid pandemic

Kelsey Joy Buell says music has the ability to bring people together even when they're physically apart

FARGO, N.D. — For as long as she can remember, music has been a part of Kelsey Joy Buell’s life. “As I was playing the last song there, I was thinking about that, and how weird it is to think back through all of the events that have happened in my life that have led me to here,” she says….

Frostival Is Celebrating Its Fifth Year With Some Changes

Weather conditions postponed the event until next weekend.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The festival was a  two day event but it is now being spread out to cover a course of six weeks. This new change gives Fargo and Moorhead a chance to highlight what they’re doing instead of trying to do it all in one weekend. “Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo is such a unique community in my…