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    A grand piano is coming to the great hall at Logan Middle School

    Generous community donors – spurred by a challenge from David Marck, a La Crosse native who is an acclaimed jazz pianist – raised more than $42,000 to purchase and maintain a grand piano for the Logan Middle School Auditorium. Of the total, $23,000 came from the Bob and Jean Marck Family Fund of the La […]

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    Major progress to be announced in effort to buy grand piano at Logan Middle

    UPDATE: See news coverage from News 8 WKBT on David Marck’s announcement: “… My sisters and I wanted to get a great piano in a great space to facilitate great performances, and we hope to do that.” Logan Middle School students are in for a musical treat on Sept. 7 — and La Crosse music lovers […]

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    Lincoln Show Choir is 3rd runner-up in Chicago event

      With the help of generous donors, the Lincoln Middle School Show Choir made it to Chicago — and finished as the 3rd runner-up in a competition against vocal groups from Chicagoland and beyond. The 9th Street Connection, a show choir featuring 7th- and 8th-grade students from Lincoln Middle School/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori, performed Friday, March 11 at […]

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  • River City Strings, comprised of La Crosse school students, performs at Jan. 10 Square Dance at Concordia Hall.

    Square dance Saturday benefits strings program

    Join the fun this Saturday at a traditional square dance — with all proceeds going to benefit strings music programs in the School District of La Crosse. No square-dancing experience is necessary to have a good time on Jan. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Concordia Ballroom, 1129 La Crosse St. Admission is […]

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  • Bremer Bank, two individuals honored with LPEF awards

    Bremer Bank La Crosse, Hamilton Elementary Principal Steve Michaels and LPEF Volunteer Ann Fowler were honored Jan. 19 with key awards from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Bremer Bank received the Corporate Partner in Education Award. Steve Michaels received the Leadership Award. Ann Fowler received the Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer Distinguished Service Award. For photos and […]

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  • Square Dance raises $640 for string music programs

    A Jan. 10 Benefit Square Dance raised $640 to support string music programs in the School District of La Crosse. The Coulee Region Old Time Music Association hosted the event at the Concordia Ballroom, with music by River City Strings, a band of La Crosse school students, as well as Prairie Smoke and Grand Picnic. […]

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  • Mid-Winter Square Dance benefits string music program

    Get ready to swing your partner and do-si-do — and just have a good time — on Saturday, Jan. 10 at a Benefit Square Dance to be held in the Concordia Ballroom, hosted by the Coulee Region Old Time Music Association. All proceeds will go to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation to benefit string […]

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  • Music education to benefit from new endowment

    In the hope of inspiring greater creativity within music education and lifelong appreciation of music, a local family has created a new fund to support music education projects in La Crosse public schools. The McGavock Family Endowment for Music Education will provide annual funding for a program or project to enhance music education within the […]

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  • Words to Music: student poems inspire composers

    The poetry of La Crosse school students is being set to music and will be performed Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 by The La Crosse Chamber Chorale. The Chamber Chorale’s ninth Words to Music program will feature original compositions based on the poetry of four students from the School District of La Crosse. The students’ poems […]

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