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Three of Luverne High School’s vocal and instrumental groups earned superior ratings March 21 at the Minnesota High School League’s large group music contest in Pipestone. The concert band, concert choir and ninth-grade girls’ choir participated in the event. Three judges evaluated each group’s...
Luverne High School band and choir students performed a concert Saturday night for the community after working with guest conductors from Augustana University and Northern State University. The conductors, sponsored by the Luverne Music Boosters, worked with students Friday and Saturday to...
Color guard instructor Gavin Folkestad (left) and band director Richard Owen watch students practice Friday morning in the Luverne High School gymnasium.
The 82 members of the Luverne High School Marching Band packed into the gymnasium Friday morning, the third out of four mornings in the past week that rain has forced the group to practice indoors. “It’s frustrating,” said director Richard Owen of the morning rain showers. “We’ve learned some...
Samantha Van Maanen plays the xylophone Monday at the music camp hosted by Luverne Street Music in St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Luverne. The xylophones are new to the fourth annual music camp and were purchased with grants from Continental Western and Red Arrow.
Children at this week’s Luverne Street Music camp were laughing, playing instruments and singing. “We want them to be excited,” said instructor Mistyn Kozisek. “We want them to be creative in front of a group and be comfortable with movement.” For five days, 38 children ages 4 and older...
The high school band concludes Friday's concert with "Lightning Field," which was accompanied by crashing percussion and a slideshow featuring lightning strikes.
The Luverne Instrumental Music Department presented its 2016 Spring Concert Friday night, April 29, in the Cardinal Gym. The annual event included performances by the fifth-grade band, under the direction of Angie Swenson, and by the sixth-grade, seventh- and eighth-grade, and high school bands,...
Mitchell Graber (front) composed a song for Friday's band concert. He's pictured with his choral director Seana Graber and band director Richard Owen.
Seventeen-year-old Mitchell Graber hopes to write music for Disney someday. The Luverne High School junior composed a song called “Glory” that will be performed during Friday night’s spring band concert. The song has an action film sound to it, and it’s the first in a portfolio that Graber hopes...
Luverne High School’s concert band, concert choir and ninth-grade girls’ choir received superior ratings March 15 at the Minnesota State High School League’s large group music contest in Pipestone. Three judges evaluated each group’s performances out of a possible top score of 40. Superior is the...
It was once a popular pastime to spend Thursday nights on Main Street Luverne when businesses were open late and community members came downtown to shop and socialize. Business owners and local leaders are working to restore that pastime by creating additional reasons to be downtown Luverne on a...
Seventh and eighth grade band
Luverne Middle School band and choir students presented a free public concert Thursday night, March 3, in the Luverne High School Middle School gym. The sixth-grade band and choir performed individual numbers, and the seventh- and eighth-grade band and choir combined forces on their performances....
Have a gift of music that you'd like to share with the community? Local musicians are encouraged to attend a Jan. 20 organizational meeting for what could become a Luverne Area Music Ensemble. The group has a potential to form a community band or choir, small choruses or even pep band ensembles for...

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