We’re Back!

Posted on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 by

After one week, five concerts, and over 30 hours on the bus, The Concordia Band is finally home in Moorhead! We had an amazing time sharing our music and making friends from all over the Midwest.

My favorite stop was our free day in Chicago. Thanks to Lake Michigan, the weather was much more moderate than here in Moorhead. Tragically, that also meant an entire band had wet shoes after a day of traversing an urban paradise. I love Chicago; I have been there before, and my dream is to move there after college. I sauntered up and down the Magnificent Mile, touched a 5000 dollar Alexander McQueen dress, and then visited the Museum of Contemporary Art.

In addition to our free time in Chicago, we also got to spend some time with high school students along the way. We even spent the day at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. It is an art-centered boarding school, and we interacted with their amazing players. I am kind of torn about how I feel about that place. Though I think I would have enjoyed a place like that in high school, I am very thankful for my well-rounded high school education. Thankfully, Concordia offers high-expectations music making as well as a well-rounded education!

This was our interaction in Hudson, Wisconsin.

This was our interaction in Hudson, Wisconsin.

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I’m Dan. I am a Spanish major after studying music education for two years, and I am in the class of 2015. Being a newfound Spanish scholar after training to become a teacher shows my diverse interests—I love languages, I love music, and I love learning. Most importantly, I get a lot of fulfillment from advocacy. Most recently, I have been assisting the deaf, hard of hearing, and speech impaired communicate via the telephone. My favorite things to do at Concordia are the CEC events like grocery bingo, theme dances, and trivia night. I grew up as the youngest of three children in the metropolitan town of St. Anthony Village, Minnesota. My house is literally a mile away from the city of Minneapolis, and I love every aspect of the city–unique shops, diverse people, and amazing arts.

When I’m with my friends, I enjoy playing board and card games (though they can get intense), watching TV and movies (I’m a huge fan of 30 Rock, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and reality TV), thrifting, and spending hours just chatting. Meeting friends who have these same interests as me has been one of the best parts of being at Concordia!