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History Label

Performance Highlights

2018
12/08/2018
"Christmas Gala" - Gaylord, MN
10/07/2018
Annual Show - "Music Through the Generations", Christ the King Lutheran Church, Mankato, MN
2017
12/09/2017
"Holiday Favorites", Old Main Village, Mankato, MN
12/08/2017
"Holiday Favorites", New Perspective Senior Living, Mankato, MN
10/15/2017
Annual show, "Pop, Rock & Fun", Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Church, North Mankato

2016

12/09/2016
Our Holiday Favorites” at Willow Brook Cooperative Living, Mankato
10/02/2016
It’s Showtime!” Annual Concert, Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Church, North Mankato

2015

12/05/2015
Advent Concert -- Scandian Grove Lutheran Church, Norseland, MN
10/25/2015
Annual Concert "Bells and all that Jazz at Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Church, North Mankato, MN

2014

12/6/2014
"Ringing in the Season" concert, Scandian Grove Lutheran Church, Norseland, MN
10/12/2014
"Disney Magic" concert at Belgrade Ave. United Methodist. Church, North Mankato, MN
8/03/2014
Church Service at Scandia Grove Lutheran, Norseland, MN
7/20/2014
Church Service at Grace Lutheran Church, Waseca, MN

2013

12/19/2013
Christmas Performance Primrose Retirement Community, Mankato, MN
12/14/2013
Christmas Performance Ecumen "Pathstone", Mankato, MN

10/13/2013

Annual Concert "Big Band Bells"
07/26/2013
Wedding Performance -- Woods Chapel - Orono, MN

06/09/2013

Church service - Eagle Lake, MN Epiphany Lutheran Church
06/16/2013
Church Service - North Mankato,MN - Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Church
04/14/2013
MN Valley Hanbell Festival at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
2012
12/13/2012
Holiday Music -- Real Life Living Cooperative - Mankato
10/07/2012
Annual Concert; "Rockin' Witih River Bend Bells"
07/29/2012
Worship Service at St. John Lutheran Church in Mapleton, MN
06/10/2012
Worship Service at Eagle Lake, MN
04/14/2012
Perform pre curtain music for Riverblenders Annual Show

2011

07/17/2011
Worship service at Fairmont, MN
10/02/2011
Annual Concert "Happy Birthday"
11/12/2011
Anniversary performance - Good Thunder Lutheran Church
12/17/2011
Assisted Living Holiday Music in Mankato

2010

10/03/2010
Annual Concert,"Rhythm 'N Bells"
08/27/2010
Wedding at Mankato, MN
08/08/2010
Worship service at St. James, MN
07/25/2010
Worship service at Mapleton, MN

2009

12/13/2009 Performance at Pathstone Living in Mankato
09/27/2009 Annual Concert "Our Favorites"
08/02/2009 Perform at Blue Earth County Fair
06/14/2009 Worship service at Trimont, MN
05/02/2009 Worship service at Adams, MN
04/04/2009 Four Handbell Choirs in Concert -- Performance with Bells of the Lakes, StrikePoint, and Twin City Bronze.  Bloomington Center for the Arts

2008

12/05/2008
Martin County "Courthouse Christmas", Fairmont, MN 
11/30/2008
Joint concert with Stub Highway 253, fund raiser for Faribault County Historical Society, Blue Earty, MN 
10/05/2008 Annual concert "Let's Dance"

2007

12/01/2007 Private Holiday Party in Mankato.
09/23/2007 Concert in Bricelyn, MN with Stub Highway 253, Bricelyn area singers. 
09/22/2007 Concert in Mankato, MN with Stub Highway 253, Bricelyn area singers. 
09/16/2007 Mentored the AGEHR Handbells 101 session held locally. 
09/09/2007 Performed in the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome International FASD Awareness Day
08/26/2007 Provided the worship service for Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato, MN 
07/29/2007 Provided the worship service for United in Faith Parish, Bricelyn, MN 
06/10/2007 Provided the worship service for Messiah Lutheran Church in Mounds View, MN 
03/18/2007 Performed at the 24th annual Minnesota Valley Handbell Festival.  Click here to view the Mankato Free Press article highlighting the event. 

2006

12/03/2006 Private Holiday Party in Mankato 
10/29/2006 7th AnnualConcert – “Around the World in 80 Minutes” at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Mankato.
07/30/2006 Provided the worship service for Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mankato, MN 
07/22/2006 Provided music for a wedding in Mankato.
04/30/2006 Provided the worship service for United Lutheran Church, Frost, MN.
04/28/2006 Waseca Community ISJ Hospital Volunteer Thank You Luncheon Entertainment at Waseca VFW.
03/26/2006 Participation in 23rd Annual MN Valley  Handbell Festival at Christ The King Lutheran Church.
02/19/2006 Thank-you dinner for congregation at Sleepy Eye, MN 

2005

12/03/2005 Provided dinner music at Best Western Hotel, North Mankato for Masterpiece Studios annual employee Holiday dinner & achievement awards
11/13/2005 Mankato Handbell Ensemble 6th AnnualConcert – “In Style” at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Mankato.
07/17/2005 Provided the worship service for St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mapleton, MN 
04/03/2005 Participation in 22nd Annual MN Valley Handbell Festival at School Sisters of Notre Dame.

2004

12/05/2004 Provided holiday background music at Mendakota Country Club for the annual Holiday Season Brunch in Inver Grove Heights, Mpls.
12/04/2004 Holiday background music for Masterpiece Studio’s annual event social hour at Kato Entertainment Center.
11/20/2004 Holiday background noontime music Madison East Center, Mankato for craft & bake sale event.
11/14/2004 The 5th Annual Community Concert, “At The Movies” at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Mankato 
09/12/2004 Provided music for the Fall Kick-Off and Block Party celebration at Belgrade United Methodist Church, North Mankato 
04/17/2004 Featured entertainment at the Bell Collector’s Regional Meeting, Rochester.
03/21/2004 “Happy Holidays” Concert at Redeemer Lutheran Church covering every month's holiday through the year.  (New Ulm)
03/14/2004 Performed at the Minnesota Valley Handbell  Festival at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Mankato.
02/08/2004 “Happy Holidays” Concert at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (Faribault) –Toured the year of holidays – from Snow to Spring to Silent Night. 

2003

12/13/2003 Performed at the Madison East Mall Holiday Craft Show, Mankato.
12/12/2003 Performed with the Mankato Area Youth Symphony & Peter Ostruschko in their “Cathedral Christmas” concert. (Provided 2 solo numbers plus performed 2 pieces with handbells and orchestra.) 
12/06/2003 Provided dinner music for a local company Christmas party.
12/01/2003 Recorded our 2nd CD – “Ringin’ In the Season.” [Christmas Music] 
11/09/2003  “Happy Holidays” Concert – Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Mankato – featured a variety of pieces for every holiday throughout the year!
07/19/2003 Provided processional, recessional and special music for a local wedding. 
06/28/2003 Provided the morning devotions in music and word through handbells at AGEHR’s 2nd Annual Director’s Seminar & Workshop hosted by Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Mankato.
03/23/2003 Performed at the Minnesota Valley Handbell Festival – Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mankato. 
03/02/2003 “At the River’s Bend and Beyond” concert.  Celebrated the history of Mankato & Owatonna history through music as well as slides and script. (Owatonna, MN)
02/09/2003 “At the River’s Bend and Beyond” concert -celebrated the history of Southern Minnesota covering both the highlights of Mankato & Sleepy Eye history through special musical selections as well as slides and script. (Sleepy Eye, MN)

2002

12/08/2002 Mankato Symphony’s Candy Cane Concert – Provided the opening number for the concert. 
11/18/2002 Recorded our first CD – “At the River’s Bend.”
11/17/2002 VINE Choral Festival – performed during the concert as well as providing accompaniment for the massed choral number, “Hallelujah Chorus.”
11/10/2002 “At the River’s Bend” concert – featured pieces  that reflected the history of the Mankato area.  This concert was performed in honor of Mankato’s sesquicentennial celebration.
07/26/2002 Local Wedding – River Bend Bells provided music for prelude, postlude, processional, recessional and special music during the ceremony.
05/05/2002  “We’ve Got the Technique” concert – featured different handbell techniques, instrumentation and a variety of styles from Handel and Grieg to Disney’s “Under the Sea.”  This concert closed with an arrangement of the “Hallelujah Chorus” featuring River Bend Bells accompanied by a brass ensemble and vocal choir.
12/06/2001 Mankato’s Festival of Trees concert – featured  a variety of sacred and secular Christmas music.

2001

11/01/2001 “A Note of Thanks” concert – featured pieces that focused on thankfulness to God for all the blessings we in America have been given.