Stavanger Band to Tour in Upper Midwest USA

The Stavanger Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster Per-Erik Petersen) from Norway will be in the United States 6 – 13 October 2017, performing in three upper Midwestern states.

Stavanger Band (Per-Erik Petersen), Summer 2017

Stavanger Band (Per-Erik Petersen), Summer 2017

The tour will begin in Rockford, Illinois, where the band will be a featured group at the Scandinavian Jubilee at Rockford Temple Corps. The Jubilee will be held from Friday, 6 October through Sunday, 8 October. On the evening of 8 October, the band will be in the Chicago area, giving a concert at Norridge Citadel Corps.

On Tuesday, 10 October, the band will perform in a second state as they give a concert at Stoughton Opera House in Wisconsin. The next night they will be in yet a third state as they travel to Lakewood Corps in Minnesota for another concert. The band’s last performance on the tour will be back in Wisconsin, as they participate in a soldier’s rally in Oak Creek on Thursday, 12 October.

Stavanger Band, cornets in concert

Stavanger Band, cornets in concert

Stavanger Band, trombones in concert

Stavanger Band, trombones in concert

During the band’s preparation for this tour, they were fortunate to have Bandmaster Kevin Larsson visit Stavanger for a week in August. Larsson also wrote a major piece for the band, entitled Hope. This piece is part of the repertoire for the tour.

We feel so blessed and grateful for this opportunity to share God’s wonderful message with our music. We look forward to meet and get new friendships during our stay.

– Atle Salte, Stavanger Band

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