Strum and Drum Concert to Benefit New Guitar Program

Concert will benefit new program at Salish and Kootenai College

By Beacon staff
Rob Quist. Courtesy Photo

“Strum and Drum,” a benefit concert to support the launch of a new guitar education program at the Salish and Kootenai College, will be held on Thursday, March 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theatre on the SKC campus in Pablo.

It will be an evening of outstanding guitar music featuring many leading musicians from Northwest Montana, including Jack Gladstone, Rob Quist and Halladay Quist, Tim Torgerson, Kevin Van Dort and Mike Murray, with additional musical support from Erica Von Kleist and friends. Dennis Anderson, owner of Anderson Broadcasting, will emcee the event.

The concert is being organized by the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation and the Salish Kootenai College Foundation (SKCF) to provide support for a guitar music education program for youth from pre-school through college age, who live within the boundaries of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Flathead Indian Reservation. The benefit performance will help to support class expenses including the purchase of guitars for the students.

Tickets for the benefit concert are $20 for adults and $5 for students with valid ID. SKC students receive $5 in Bison Bucks with proof of purchase of a student ticket. For tickets and information call 406-275-4983 or purchase at the door.

More information about the upcoming spring classes will be announced at the concert or by contacting SKCF at 406-275-4983.

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