Combat veterans launch performing arts series at St. ScholasticaA band made up of four U.S. Army combat veterans performs the opening show for the 2012-2013 Mitchell Performing Arts Series at the College of St. Scholastica. “4TROOPS” performs at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Mitchell Auditorium on campus.
A band made up of four U.S. Army combat veterans performs the opening show for the 2012-2013 Mitchell Performing Arts Series at the College of St. Scholastica. “4TROOPS” performs at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Mitchell Auditorium on campus.
The army veteran musicians served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through their music, 4TROOPS helps to honor the sacrifices of American military troops and raise awareness of their needs. Band members include: Sgt. Daniel Jens, who was a 2008 finalist on “America’s Got Talent;” retired Staff Sgt. Ron Henry; Sgt. David Clemo; and Capt. Meredith Melcher, the daughter of a retired three-star general.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students and $10 for children 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased online at spotlight.css.edu or call (218) 723-7000.
The rest of the 2012-2013 Mitchell Performing Arts Series, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium includes:
• Oct. 7, Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats — the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company presents a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
• Oct. 26, The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus — the premier touring musical representative for the United States Army. This musical ensemble has been thrilling audiences of all ages for more than six decades. This event is free of charge, but tickets are required.
• Nov. 9, Southern Fried Chicks, three very different female comics will share their hilarious take on life, love and the pursuit of happiness.
• Dec. 7, Katie McMahon’s Celtic Christmas features a Christmas tradition with new selections from Katie McMahon, the “Voice of Riverdance.”
• Feb. 22, Red Baraat, this unique nine-member ensemble creates a musical message of global unity through the sounds of North Indian rhythm, creating funk, go-go, Latin and jazz selections.
• March 22, Battlefield Band is a musical evening straight out of Scotland with bagpipes, a fiddle, synthesizer, guitar, flute, bodhran and accordion. The Battlefield Band has led and been at the forefront of a great revival of Scottish music.