Crookston Community Band to perform in Kiehle Auditorium on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3 p.m.; Special performance by Joel Pugh from the University of North Dakota

The Crookston Community Band, under the direction of TJ Chapman, will perform in Kiehle Auditorium on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 3 p.m. All are welcome and there is no charge, but free-will donations will be accepted. 

A special concert highlight will be the performance of Joel Pugh, instructor of Low Brass at the University of North Dakota, as euphonium soloist.

Chapman teaches mathematics at the U of M Crookston. The principal tubist with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, Chapman is also the acting principal tubist for the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra. He performs regularly with the North Dakota Trombone Choir.

Today the University of Minnesota Crookston delivers 28 bachelor's degree programs, 20 minors, and 39 concentrations on campus--as well as 11 degrees online--in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit

Contact: TJ Chapman, band director and instructor of mathematics, 218-281-8384 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (; Ruth Navarro, communications assistant, 218-281-8446, (