DWU Music to Travel Southeastern South Dakota On Spring Tour

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Two Dakota Wesleyan University musical ensembles – The Highlanders and Wesleyan Bells – will kick off their spring tour beginning Friday, March 6.


The groups will be hitting towns all across southeastern South Dakota on their annual spring tour that will run March 6-10. All concerts are free and open to the public.


The tour will begin with the first stop on Friday, March 6 at Harford United Methodist Church, Hartford. The group will continue into the weekend, March 7-8, with stops at Second Reformed Church, Lennox and Gayville Lutheran Church, Gayville. The tour will wind down Monday and Tuesday of the following week. Monday, March 9 will feature Gayville-Volin High School, Menno School, Freeman School and Bethany Mennonite Church, Freeman. The Highlanders and Wesleyan Bells will conclude their tour on Tuesday, March 10 with performances at Scotland High School and Hanson High School.


“We are excited to head to the Southeastern part of the state,” said Dr. Clinton Desmond, associate professor of music at DWU. “We are singing nine concerts in five days. We are also excited to give a helping hand at Kids Against Hunger in Sioux Falls [Saturday, March 7]. The Highlanders and Wesleyan Bells will be helping to pack meals for starving children in America and around the world. The McGovern Foundation gave us a generous donation towards our service project, and we will dedicate a portion of our freewill donations towards this charity.”


Tour Dates and Locations:

March 6; Hartford United Methodist Church, Hartford, 7 p.m.

March 7; Second Reformed Church, Lennox, 7 p.m.

March 8; Gayville Lutheran Church, Gayville, 4 p.m.

March 9; Gayville-Volin High School, Gayville, 8 a.m.

March 9; Menno School, Menno, 12:45 p.m.

March 9; Freeman School, Freeman, 2:45 p.m.

March 9; Bethany Mennonite Church, Freeman, 7 p.m.

March 10; Scotland High School, Scotland, 9 a.m. 

March 10; Hanson High School, Alexandria, 1 p.m.