We’re so excited to have Doug Woolverton play for us next week at the Chicago Tribute show. (April 7!) We’re glad to see excitement has spread to the West Central Tribune and their feature on Doug and the upcoming performance…
Woolverton is a 1999 graduate of the Lac qui Parle Valley High School in rural Madison.
It’s where he said a lot of good things happened to him that played a very big role in making his career as a professional trumpet player possible.
“I didn’t realize how much I had learned naturally just living in such a great place,” said Woolverton in a recent telephone interview. The small town values of working hard to succeed and being nice to others, which he acquired while living in Minnesota, helped him create his career as a professional musician, according to Woolverton.
And of course, the people he came to know on the Minnesota prairie also played a big role in shaping this career, he said.
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association announces the performance of Beginnings: The Ultimate Chicago Concert Experience on Friday, April 7 at 7:30pm at Memorial Auditorium in Dawson. This show brings to life the timeless classics of the band Chicago and expertly recreates every decade of the band’s hits. Produced and performed by professional musicians and veterans of the New York music scene, Beginnings is an enjoyable and entertaining show.
The Beginnings band includes trumpeter Doug Woolverton, a 1999 LQPVHS graduate and son of former Montevideo pastor Paul Woolverton. Doug joined the Beginnings band in 2015, but also plays with the group Roomful of Blues and has created A Tribute to: Miles Davis, performed annually at the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island.
Event sponsor is Dawson Co-op Credit Union. Coffee from Marc’s on Main will be served in the lobby. Tickets to this reserved seating performance are available through the box office by calling 320-312-2311 and are also available online
Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents an evening of barbershop music as part of its fifteenth performing arts season on Friday, March 18 at 7:30pm at Memorial Auditorium in Dawson. The featured barbershop quartet of the evening will be Kordal Kombat, with opening selections by the West Central Connection Chorus.
Kordal Kombat, an award-winning barbershop quartet based in central Minnesota, performs everything from doo-wop to Motown to traditional and modern barbershop repertoire. The group began in 2009 on the campus of University of Minnesota – Morris and a few years later became intensely interested in the style of barbershop music. In 2013, Kordal Kombat made history in the Land O’Lakes Barbershop District by becoming the first quartet ever to win both the Novice Quartet Championship and the District Quartet Championship in the same year. The following year, the quartet won the Land O’Lakes Collegiate Quartet Championship.
The West Central Connection Chorus, under the direction of Todd Mattson, is based in Willmar and performs in the western part of the state.