MSC Southeast

Contact: Katryn Conlin, Communications Director
651-385-6364, kconlin@southeastmn.edu

For Immediate Release

The halls are alive... with the sound of music

Southeast Technical musical instrument repair students to showcase their talent at The Sheldon Theatre for "Strings, Winds & Brass"

Red Wing, MN (March 5, 2015) -- Every year the talented college students (and a few employees) of Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical in Red Wing audition for the college's variety showcase. This year, those who were selected to perform will be featured in Strings, Winds & Brass at The Sheldon Theatre on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7 pm. Tickets are available in the college bookstore, the Sheldon Theatre box office, and at www.sheldontheatre.org.

"The auditions were judged by a panel that included musicians, media, education, and entertainment professionals. We had 23 wonderful acts audition and the judges selected 15 of them to be featured in this year's performance. It will make for a terrific show with lots of variety," said Jo Poncelet, Southeast Technical Dean of Academics.

Southeast Technical's world-renowned band, guitar, and violin repair programs attract talented musicians from across the United States, from as far away as West Virginia, Texas, Colorado, and California. With everything from hurdy-gurdy to sousaphone to electric bassoon by composers ranging from Wolfgang Mozart to Taylor Swift, expect a musical tour that surveys the range of strings, winds and brass - hence the name of the show!

This year's featured performers are: 

A Luthiers' Duet - two guitars
Carrie Allen - solo poet
Chamfered - hurdy-gurdy and guitar
Cymbalic Brass - trumpet, six trombones, and drums 
The Dentists - trombone, sax, bass, and drums
Flatt & Square - banjo, fiddle, bass, guitar, and mandolin
Nathan Glazier - solo fiddle
Kyle Nelson - solo electric guitar
Pushing Aether - electric hurdy-gurdy, electric bass, and drums
Red Rot'n Rhythm - trumpets, saxophones, trombones, and sousaphone
Ridiculous Reeds - bassoon and oboe
Triple A-Team - clarinet, flute, and oboe 
Willie G. - electric bassoon (with loop effects pedal)
Winter Birds - string bass, guitar, fiddle 
Wolf and the Gang - clarinet trio

Advance tickets are $14.50 adults, $8.50 students. Tickets are an additional $3 if purchased day of show. For tickets, call The Sheldon (651-388-8700, toll free 800-899-5759), visit the box office, or go to www.sheldontheatre.org. Advance tickets are also available at the Southeast Technical bookstore. All tickets are general admission; doors open at 6:30 day of show. 

For press information, contact Katryn Conlin, 651-385-6364 or kconlin@southeastmn.edu. 

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About Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical

With a clear mission of "Education for Employment," Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical provides students a strong foundation for acquiring the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they will need for a lifetime of learning. Its Winona and Red Wing campuses merged in 1992, becoming Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical in 1999. For more information, visit www.southeastmn.edu.



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