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SCV Community Band to give special performance during Rustic Lore Days

The St. Croix Valley Community Band will give a special concert at Peterson’s Valley View Farm on Thursday, September 10 as a kick-off to the 2015 Rustic Lore Days celebration. The concert is being given in honor and memory of Wayne Peterson, who passed away this past winter.

Peterson hosted the annual “Concerts in the Country” on his family’s homestead each June and July, the past several years with the St. Croix Valley Community Band being one of the featured performers.

The St. Croix Valley Community Band’s 2015 concert series concludes on July 23, July 28 and July 29.

Conducted by Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj, the 65-plus member ensemble collaborates with the Metro Brass on Thursday, July 23 for River Fest at the Hudson Band Shell, 7:00 p.m. This event will feature guest vocalist Peggy Sutherland, poet Laurie Allman, and Phipps Center for the Arts summer camp participants.  A delightful evening of music, prose, and special surprises will make this event fun and inspirational for all ages.  The rain site is the Hudson High School Auditorium, 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the pubic.

On Tuesday, July 28 the SCVCB presents “Chill on the Hill” at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Amphitheatre at 7:00 p.m.  Music of Henry Mancini, John Philip Sousa and other American classics will be featured along with horn soloist Dennis McGinn on “Moon River”.   This event is at 7 p.m. with food available on site for purchase.  The rain site is Wm. Abbott Concert Hall, free and open to the public.

The final concert of the summer season, “Symphonies, Sundaes and Song”, will be held on Wednesday, July 29 at William Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, on the UWRF Campus (FREE with Sundaes following).  This is a collaborative concert with the newly formed Community Chorus, Debra Fristad conductor. Music will feature America, Deep River and more.  For further information contact Dr. Tjornehoj at 715-410-7416, or visit