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Strings, Winds & Brass - MSC Southeast musical showcase at The Sheldon Theatre on Saturday, April 6

Strings Winds and Brass 2019


(Red Wing, MN) March 20, 2019 -- Where can you find a heavy metal string quartet and a blues singer on the same stage? At Strings, Winds & Brass, Minnesota State College Southeast's annual showcase of the college community's amazing talents! Strings, Winds & Brass will take place at The Sheldon Theatre on Saturday, April 6 (7:30 pm) in Red Wing.

Every year it's a different experience. At auditions in February, ten original acts were chosen to perform by a panel of music and arts professionals. This year, look for Tech Support Brass Quintet covering the classics and The Flying Chuck Keys, a brass rock band, covering pop tunes. Welding instructor Mike Ford will play harmonica and sing the blues, and the intense cello duo Metalbuddah will dazzle with their virtuosic original music. MSC Southeast Dean of Students Josiah Litant is on deck to serve as Master of Ceremonies.

And it's not just about entertainment. The performers are "paying it forward," as proceeds from the variety show are directed into Minnesota State College Southeast Foundation scholarship funds which will benefit future students.

The Red Wing campus's band instrument repair, violin repair, and guitar repair & building programs draw students from across the United States, many with advanced music degrees and professional performance experience. This year, Strings, Winds & Brass will feature the talents of 24 performers from as far afield as Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and of course, Minnesota.

Strings, Winds & Brass takes place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 (7:30 pm) at The Sheldon Theatre, 443 West 3rd Street, Red Wing, MN. Tickets are available at and by phone at 800-899-5759. All tickets are general admission.

The Strings, Winds & Brass concert line-up includes:
• Andrew McGowan -- solo euphonium
• Big Sissy Love Pig -- singer-songwriter with guitar, banjo, and mandolin
• Carrie Maynard-Allen -- poet
• Charlie Wylie -- solo trombone
• Isabel Collins -- vocals and guitar
• Mike Ford -- harmonica and voice
• Metalbuddah -- heavy metal cello duo
• Mad Dog and the Flying Chuck Keys -- big band rock music
• Tech Support Brass Quintet -- trumpet, euphonium, French horn, tuba
• Shagawa Shorty -- blues guitar, mandolin and vocals
• VC-BC -- two cellos, viola and bass

Advance tickets are $15.00 adults, $5.00 students. For tickets, call The Sheldon (651-388-8700, toll free 800-899-5759), visit the box office, or go to Advance tickets are also available at the MSC Southeast bookstore at the Red Wing campus. Seats are general admission; doors open at 7 pm day of show.

For press information, contact Katryn Conlin, 651-385-6364 or High resolution photos of all of the performing groups are available; view our Facebook photo album for a selection.


About Minnesota State College Southeast

Minnesota State College Southeast is a two-year technical and community college that prepares students for a lifetime of learning by providing education for employment, skill enhancement, retraining, and transfer, to meet the needs of students and the community. The Winona campus opened in 1949, merging with the Red Wing campus in 1992 and updating its name to Minnesota State College Southeast in 2016 with the change of mission to offer both technical training and the associate of arts degree. The college's signature band instrument repair, violin repair, and guitar repair & building programs draw students from across the United States and around the world, many with advanced music education and performance degrees. Minnesota State College Southeast is a member of Minnesota State. For more information, visit


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