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Chamber Winds plans Hillside Series stop

The Heritage Hillside Series continues with a group out of River Falls. The St. Croix Valley Chamber Winds is a select group of musicians that present quality music "from rags to riches."

Music from New Orleans, marches from America and Europe, dances from polkas to courts make up the styles represented in their program.

Director Dr. Kristin (Skoglund) Tjornehoj leads the group in a lively program that will be fun and entertaining for people of all ages.

Soloists for the Heritage Center performance will include Dr. Gary Bird from Spring Valley, on "Launische Tuba," Mary Maiden Mueller from Luck on "Danny Boy" and Gershwin's "Someone to Watch Over Me," and Kristin Tjornehoj from Hudson on alto saxophone playing "Persuasion" by Sammy Nestico.

Audience participation, a children's parade and more await you as part of the St. Croix Valley Chamber Winds performance next week.

The St. Croix Valley Chamber Winds recently returned from a performance tour of the Czech Republic in June commemorating 25 years of music making.

Concerts in Prague, Pilson, Domazlice and Kdyne were well received by many. Ensemble members were treated to concerts by folk musicians complete with dance lessons for all.

The tour participants range from 20-65 years of age and represent communities from Luck, Wis. to Minneapolis, Minn. Occupations range from students to lawyers, philanthropists to professional musicians.

Tjornehoj hosts numerous groups from the Czech Republic and other traveling ensembles annually at UW- River Falls.

The performance is sponsored by First National Community Bank.

It begins at 6:30 p.m. Pack up your picnic supper, bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and make yourself comfortable by the bandstand.

This is a rain or shine event, in case of inclement weather the music will move inside where space will be somewhat limited.

For more information, call the Heritage Center at 246-3276.