SMSU Briefs for Nov. 21

Tuba Christmas Dec. 8

The annual “Tuba Christmas” will be on performed at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Student Center lobby at Southwest Minnesota State University.

There will be a 9 a.m. rehearsal in the SMSU band room, FA 135.

Participation for this band is open to all low brass players regardless of age or experience. There is a $10 fee for participation in the event.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information contact John Ginocchio at john.ginocchio@smsu.edu, or by phone at 507-537-7209.

Walter “Super” LaBatte Jr. to present Nov. 26

Dakota storyteller and artist Walter “Super” LaBatte Jr. will give a presentation from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Southwest Minnesota State University in the Conference Center Ballroom.

Labatte is from Pejuhutazizi Kapi (the place where they dig for yellow medicine), better known as the Upper Sioux Community. He is known in native circles for his traditional process of tanning deer hides, making beaded moccasins, drums and his pasdayapi (corn soup). He turned his life around and found purpose through learning and mastering traditional Dakota crafts.

His presentation is free aqnd open to the public, and is sponsored by Access, Opportunity Success (AOS) and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at SMSU.

For more information contact Michele Knife Sterner at michele.sterner@smsu.edu, or call 507-537-7382.

SMSU Men’s Glee Club & Bella Voce to perform Nov. 29

The SMSU Men’s Glee Club and Bella Voce, under the direction of Stephen Kingsbury, will perform “I’m Bound Away: Favorite Folksongs and Carols” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the First Lutheran Church in Marshall.

This concert is free and open to the public.

First Lutheran is located at 100 Church St. in Marshall.

For more information contact Stephen Kingsbury at Stephen.kingsbury@smsu.edu, or by phone, 507-537-7247.

A Very Prairie Christmas, Dec. 1

The SMSU Chorale, SMSU/Community Concert Band, Men’s Glee Club, Bella Voce and SMSU Jazz Ensemble will perform “A Very Prairie Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts at Marshall High School.

This concert is a favorite of regional music fans and concludes with a sing-along.

Admission is $5, and children 5 and under are free.

All proceeds fund scholarships for SMSU music students.

This concert is free and open to the public.

For more information call 507-537-7103.