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November 18, 2013
Members of the University of Minnesota Marching Band perform Saturday in the Willmar Senior High Gymnasium. The band, comprised of more than 300 musicians, performed two concerts during the event, now in its 52nd year. Some 4,000 people were estimated to have attended the shows. Submitted photo by Dennis Benson
Big night for U band, music programs
November 18, 2013 - 11:49pm
Dennis Benson, who tuned the piano Monday at First Baptist Church in Willmar, has honed his skills during the past 46 years. In that time, he has tuned for well-known country artists, actors and singers. Tribune photos by Gary Miller
Willmar piano tuner plays ‘key’ role in an artist’s performance
November 18, 2013 - 11:38pm
October 1, 2013
Minnesota Orchestra conductor resigns
October 1, 2013 - 3:04pm
August 21, 2013
Brady Toops said he didn’t pick up a guitar until he was in college and was looking for “an escape” from the stress of high-stakes collegiate sports. “I’d devoted 20 years of my life to a game that now seemed to be pretty irrelevant,” said Toops, who said he went on a journey to find out what to do with the rest of his life. Submitted photo
NLS grad and former professional athlete hits stride in Nashville music scene
August 21, 2013 - 11:58pm
August 6, 2013
Ken Amundson, who has returned home to Benson, offers a wide range of violins, including affordable instruments for those first learning to play to those meeting the standards needed by professional musicians. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
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Luthier knows no better place than home to practice his craft (with video)
August 6, 2013 - 12:10am
July 21, 2013
Christian rock bands Love Out Loud and Kye Kye perform Saturday night on the Sonshine Festival Main button
Video: Sonshine Festival Main Stage
July 21, 2013 - 5:12pm
July 19, 2013
Joan Marcus, left, and Linda Friedlein, sisters from Willmar, talk Friday about their many years of working as Sonshine volunteer coordinators. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Music still the heartbeat of Sonshine
July 19, 2013 - 11:47pm
The Sonshine Christian Music Festival continues on Friday in Willmar Minnesotaplay button
Video: Sonshine Festival on Friday
July 19, 2013 - 6:03pm
July 18, 2013
The Sonshine Christian Music Festival continues Thursday with music and events at the kids tent being among the button
Video: Events from Sonshine Festival on Thursday
July 18, 2013 - 5:41pm
July 17, 2013
Bethany Hanson, left, and Hannah Gomes, both of North Branch, work together Wednesday at they erect a tent ahead of the Sonshine Festival on the grounds of the Willmar Civic Center and Senior High School in northeast Willmar. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Sonshine is more than just music
July 17, 2013 - 11:15pm
Campers set-up their tents in the tent city Wednesday at this year’s Sonshine Christian Music Festival in button
Video: Sonshine Festival Campers Set-up
July 17, 2013 - 5:36pm
Tent City is taking shape today at the Sonshine Music Festival camping area in Willmar. The Christian music festival officially starts today, with music beginning this evening. Musicians perform on four stages over the course of the event, with the final acts performing Saturday night. The event is held on the grounds of the Willmar Civic Center and Willmar Senior High School in northeast Willmar. (Tribune photo by Kayla Prasek)
Sonshine's Tent City taking shape in northeast Willmar, Minn.
July 17, 2013 - 2:32pm
July 12, 2013
Sonshine festival begins Wednesday in Willmar, Minn.
July 12, 2013 - 11:59pm
July 3, 2013
The Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Marching Saints brass line performs during the Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade. This week the high school students are in Washington, D.C., where they will march in the National Independence Day Parade on Thursday and also see several historic sights in the D.C. area. (Submitted photo)
KMS students to march in national parade Thursday in Washington, D.C.
July 3, 2013 - 5:00am
May 8, 2013
Fourth and fifth grade students at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar perform Wednesday during the folk song songfest titled "From East To West An American Treasure Chest."play button
Video: Kennedy School Songfest
May 8, 2013 - 5:29pm