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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • New director, Chapman, looks to revive Crookston Community Band

  • Monday evening rehearsals start Sept. 9.
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  •      The Crookston Community Band is being revived and Band Director TJ Chapman is encouraging anyone interested in playing with the band to join.
         Rehearsals will take place on Monday evenings beginning Sept. 9. The rehearsals will run from 7 to 8:30 in Kiehle 236, the music rehearsal room at the University of Minnesota Crookston. All are welcome.
        A concert is tentatively planned by the Crookston Community Band to take place later in the semester, perhaps early December, so dust off your instrument and join them.
        Chapman, who teaches mathematics at the U of M Crookston, is taking over directing the band from Associate Professor George French, who will focus on a theater production this fall along with his other responsibilities.
        The principle tubist with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, which is celebrating its 75th concert season, Chapman is also the acting principle tubist for the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra. He performs regularly with the North Dakota Trombone Choir.
        Chapman holds master of science in mathematics and a master of music with a major in performance from the University of North Dakota. He earned a bachelor of science in mathematics and a bachelor of arts in music both from Bemidji State University.

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