Regional Spotlight: St. Olaf Band

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
April 14, 2011
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St. Paul, Minn. — The bright colors of early spring flowers, crocus and tulips are always a surprise. There is a sassiness about them. It's as if they say each April, "We're here and we're not leaving. Winter be gone!"

Spring was still a long way off on February 10 when the St. Olaf Band - fresh off the bus from a mid-winter tour - performed at Skogland Center Auditorium on the campus of St Olaf College.

The band's bright sounding performance was a true harbinger of spring.

Old and new works displayed the ensemble's virtuosity and musical commitment.

The St. Olaf Band with director Timothy Mahr is in this week's Regional Spotlight.

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