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Prairie Winds Concert Band headed to the movies with upcoming concert in Willmar

The Prairie Winds regional community band is set to play pieces from many well-known movies including "Star Wars," "Pirates of the Caribbean" and the James Bond movies.

The Prairie Winds Concert Band practices during a rehearsal session at the Willmar Education and Arts Center Monday, April 18, 2022, for their upcoming show, "Music in Color."
The Prairie Winds Concert Band will be taking its audience to the movies at its upcoming show April 23 at the Willmar Education and Arts Center.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune file photo

WILLMAR β€” It will be a blockbuster kind of afternoon April 23 as the Prairie Winds Concert Band performs selections from some of the hottest movie soundtracks around including "Star Wars," the James Bond movies and "The Magnificent Seven."

The band will present "At the Cinema" at 2 p.m. April 23 at the Willmar Education and Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, with children under 18 free.

The music to be played was composed by some of the most well-known composers in show business including John Williams, Klaus Badelt and Elmer Bernstein. Other soundtracks to be featured at the concert including "La La Land,." "Pirates of the Caribbean," "The Sting" and "How to Train Your Dragon."

The band will be conducted by J. Brock Duncan. He has been the band director for Benson School District for 31 years.

Prairie Winds Concert Band is a regional community band with musicians from around the Willmar region. It performs several times during the year including in the fall, early spring and for an outdoor summer concert series in Willmar's Rice Park.

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The band's mission is to give area instrument players a chance to continue playing and performing with a group while providing high-quality live music entertainment for the community during the year.

Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email slindrud@wctrib.com or direct 320-214-4373.


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