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Sunburg: Community Music Camp

05jun4:00 pm7:00 pmSunburg: Community Music Camp


Hope Lutheran Church

Hope Lutheran Church, 107 Western Ave Sunburg, MN


(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

Event Details

We’ll be Making Music in Community! Prepare to have fun!


Workshop Offerings:
Fiddle, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, Whistle, Ukulele, Mandolin and Strum and Sing.
No experience needed with the exception of fiddle.  Instruments will be available on a loan basis
at no cost. (First come-first served.)

Strum & Sing
Campers will learn the basics of strumming ukulele (easiest), guitar or mandolin. We will use a camp songbook with fun songs that you can keep.
Our hope is that one or more “Strum and Sing” groups will emerge and continue after camp.

Tentative Schedule
Wednesday – Saturday: 4 – 7 pm
4 pm Community Gathering
4:30 First Workshop
5:30 Supper (provided)**
6:15 Second Workshop
Sunday: 2 – 5:30
2:00 Practice for concert
4:00 Student Concert for Community

Camp Instructors Include:

Dempsey Schroeder grew up in Pennock and attended KMS and Willmar Public Schools. He is a well-known fiddler and is also accomplished on the upright bass, mandolin and guitar. He also composes and records original music.

Maggie Harp is a former music teacher at BBE and is currently the music director of Hope Presbyterian Church in Spicer. She is an outstanding accompanist on guitar and keyboard, often playing by ear. She and Dempsey have played together for over 15 years.

Joyce Rudningen is a former BBE music teacher and lives in Sunburg.

Alissa Hulstrand fell in love with the tin whistle the first time she went to music camp (relegating violin to second fiddle status!) She is an associate professor of biology at Northland College in Wisconsin.

Rev Daryl Thul is the pastor at Hope Lutheran and five other
congregations in the ACT Parish and is a retired military chaplain with a passion for punk rock acoustic guitar.

Darlene Schroeder of Pennock, enjoys teaching fiddle and keyboard.



Pre-registration is required. In order to plan, pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be accepted.  (Children 12 and under must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.)

To register, text or call Darlene @ 320 212 2050

Attendance at all sessions is required. As space is limited, we can only accept campers committed to attending every day of camp.


We strongly encourage parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts to learn playing instruments together. It changes the dynamic from “You need to practice” to “Let’s play!”


***We regret that we will be unable to meet special dietary needs. You may bring your own bag lunch.


This event is made possible through the support of the

Sunburg Community Music for organizing and sponsoring this event.

City of Sunburg/Sunburg Community Center for sponsoring our music programs.

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council. This activity is funded in part with a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural
heritage fund.

Hope Lutheran Church for use of their facilities.

Willmar Area Community Foundation for funding ukuleles, banjuleles instructor and storage cabinets.

New London Spicer Area Fund for funding keyboards.

Willmar Lakes Area Vision 2040.  This project is funded in part by Willmar Lakes Area Vision 2040; a grassroots movement in Kandiyohi County hoping to make our communities better than they were yesterday.

Vaxxinova for funding Irish whistles.


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