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Sounds of Spirit Lake concert series begins

Park Rapids Area Community Band

The Sounds of Spirit Lake 2014 concert series opens at 7 p.m. Friday, June 27 on the shore of Spirit Lake in Menahga. Rain venue is the auditorium of the Menahga School.

The Park Rapids Area Community Band will be performing several pieces, including Armed Forces Salute to honor our Veterans. If you served our country in the military, please come and be recognized as your branch of the military’s song will be played.

Also on the concert list is a Finnish composition, Majakkasaari (Lighthouse Island). It is a moving piece featuring a baritone solo.

The Park Rapids Area Community Band is conducted by Dr. Russell Pesola, Concordia emeritus professor of music. He led the Concordia College Band to national prominence during his 29 year career at the college.

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy an evening of music as the sun sets over Spirit Lake! Refreshments will be on site. For more information on the 2014 concert series, visit

This concert series is partially funded by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.