2012 Concert Information

We are pleased to announce our host for this years concert is Frank Vascellaro of WCCO 4 News.


Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj
Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj is a Professor of Music & Education at UW-River Falls where she conducts the UWRF Symphonic Wind Ensemble and St. Croix Valley Orchestra, and teaches related courses. She holds a BA and BM from Luther College in Deborah, IA, a Master's degree in performance from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Minnesota.


Karla Miller
Karla Miller is in her 19th year as full-time Music Instructor/Director of Choral Activities at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Prior to her full-time position she was employed part-time as Choral Director and Piano Instructor. She now directs three choral ensembles as NHCC: The College Choir, Chamber Singers and a Community Choir which draws many of its members from surrounding suburbs. Her classroom teaching includes teaching beginning Music Theory, Music in World Cultures and History of Rock and Roll. Karla also directs the Northwest Singing Seniors, a performing chorus of retired persons from the northwest metro area, and she has served as organist/accompanist at Brooklyn United Methodist Church in Brooklyn Center for eleven years. Karla received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and a Vocal Music Education degree from Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Her Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting and Choral Music Literature is from St. Cloud State University. She is currently a member of ACDA, MMEA, MSCF and MEA/NEA.

Heroes of '76
Heroes of '76 unit of Minnesota Chapter #25, National Sojourners is an organization of Freemasons who have served or are serving in the Military of the US or its allies.


Bob Bayers
Bob, is the creator of the 9-11 Tribute Concert. Bob announced last year that he was retiring from actively producing the 9-11 Tribute. "It was a great 10 years and I deeply appreciate the support from everyone. I'm giving the concert to the community and I hope some will feel inspired to want to form a committee that will continue the legacy we have all started." Bob's dream of the 9-11 Tribute continuing on is alive in the newly formed Minnesota 9-11 Tribute.

Please plan on attending the 9-11 Tribute each year on September 11th at the Band Shell. - God Bless America


2012 Concert Program
Lake Harriet Bandshell – Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 7:00 P. M.

Orchestra Conductor –Kristin Tjornehoj
Chorus Conductor – Karla Miller
Tribute Producer – Bob Bayers

Co-sponsored by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

FLAG PROCESSIONAL -------National Sojourners, Heroes of '76* Unit of Minnesota, Chapter #25
SCOTLAND THE BRAVE, Traditional -------Mike Breidenbach
STAR-SPANGLED BANNER - Raising of The American Flag ------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra
INVOCATION ---Rev. Ann M. Svennungsen, Bishop Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
FLAG TRIBUTE -------------Heroes of '76*
WELCOME -------------Frank Vascellaro WCCO 4 TV
FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN, Aaron Copland ----------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra
NATIONAL EMBLEM, E.E. Bagley ------------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra
AMAZING GRACE, John Newton ------------Mike Breidenbach, Director of Piping Macalester College
PRAYER OF THE CHILDREN, Kurt Bestor/Arr. Andrea Klouse -----------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Chorus
WITNESS, Spiritual/Arr. Jack Halloran --------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Chorus
ARMED FORCES SALUTE, Bob Lowden -----------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra & Chorus
SEMPER FIDELIS, John Philip Sousa ---------------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra
VARIATIONS ON A SHAKER MELODY, Aaron Copland ----------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra
BUGLER"S DREAM, Leo Arnaud -------------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra
CROWN IMPERIAL, William Walton ---------------------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra
HOE DOWN FROM 'RODEO', Aaron Copland --------------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra
BUGLER'S HOLIDAY, Leroy Anderson -----------------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra
REFLECTIONS FOR 9-11, Doug Wilhide ----------------Frank Vascellaro
FINLANDIA, Jean Sibelius ---------------------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra & Chorus
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, Samuel Ward ---------------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra & Chorus
BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, Steffe/Wilhousky -----------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra & Chorus
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL ------------Audience may begin to light their candles. Boy Scouts will assist
LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH, Jackson/Ades-------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra & Chorus
GOD BLESS AMERICA, Irving Berlin -----------------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra & Chorus
THE STARS & STRIPES FOREVER, John Philip Sousa ---------Minnesota 9-11 Tribute Orchestra & Chorus

Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj – 9-11 Tribute Orchestra Conductor, Professor of Music and Education, UW-River Falls

Karla Miller – 9-11 Tribute Chorus Conductor, Director of Choral Activi t ies, North Hennepin Community College

*Heroes of '76 is an organization of Freemasons who have served or are serving in the Mil itary. Flag Tribute: Dale Seubert. Color Guard: Don Bauman, Eldon Larson, Jay Leitzow, Robert Selden, Fred Vihovde and Don Wurden.

The Minnesota 9-11 Tribute committee was organized this past Summer to ensure that this annual event takes place every year on 9-11. We invite your support of donations and time to continue this annual event. Please contact us at sept11tribute@gmail.com to help.

Board of Directors: Jim Sample - Interim Chair, Tom Schneller, Bob Bayers, John Weingart, Susan Gray, Dave Wall, Chuck Clay, Mary Helmbrecht, Wendy McCourtney


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