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Men & Women’s Tennis Triumph Over Mt. Vernon Nazarene

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – Grace’s men’s tennis team earned a 9-0 win at Mt. Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday.

The Lancers (1-2, 1-2 CL) won their first league match of the season. Grace’s win was also memorable in that the team won the first match played at MVNU’s new Ramser Tennis Courts.

Adam Yoder and Conner Bates got Grace’s day started out with an 8-0 victory at No. 3 doubles.

Uros Pajic and Diego Zamora were not far behind with an 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles, and Danila Kurkulin and Caleb Yoder finished off the doubles’ sweep with an 8-2 win at No. 1.

Pajic was perfect at No. 2 singles, and Zamora also won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3. Lucas Fonseca was a winner 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6, and twin brother Arturo Fonseca also won speedily 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5.

Kurkulin (No. 1 singles) and Adam Yoder (No. 4 singles) capped off the 9-0 sweep for Grace.

Additionally, freshmen Craig Manges and Noah Haupt each won 8-1 in exhibition play, marking the pair’s first collegiate wins.

“I am very proud of how our men did today. They were ready to go the moment they got off the bus,” said Grace assistant coach Andy Lewis.

The Lancers end the week on Saturday, traveling to St. Francis for a 3 p.m. match.

DOUBLES

1. Kurkulin/C. Yoder won 8-2

2. Pajic/Zamora won 8-1

3. A. Yoder/Bates won 8-0

SINGLES

1. Kurkulin won 6-2, 6-3

2. Pajic won 6-0, 6-0

3. Zamora won 6-0, 6-0

4. A. Yoder won 6-1, 6-2

5. A. Fonseca won 6-2, 6-0

6. L. Fonseca won 6-0, 6-1

 

Grace’s women’s tennis team had little trouble handling Mt. Vernon Nazarene on Tuesday in a 9-0 win.

The Lady Lancers (3-1, 2-1 Crossroads League) spoiled MVNU’s first home match in program history, winning the first official contest at the newly opened Ramser Tennis Courts.

In doubles’ play, Grace went a combined 24-4 against the Cougars (0-2, 0-2 CL). Emily Mast and Carrie Copeland won 8-1 at the top doubles’ position, and Shelby Bankson and Briana Diehl also won 8-1 at No. 3.

Jenna Jackson and Molly Fitzpatrick finished a perfect start in doubles with an 8-2 scoreline at No. 2.

Mast, who was named the NCCAA National Player of the Week on Monday, continued her undefeated season with a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles. Fitzpatrick was equally impressive at No. 4 singles with a 6-0, 6-1 win.

Copeland, Jackson, Bankson and Diehl each contributed to the Lady Lancers’ sweep by winning in straight sets at their singles’ courts.

Additionally, Samantha Meyer was perfect in exhibition play with an 8-0 victory over her opponent.

The Lady Lancers end the week with two more road matches. Grace plays at Trine on Thursday and at St. Francis on Saturday.

DOUBLES

1. Mast/Copeland won 8-1

2. Jackson/Fitzpatrick won 8-2

3. Bankson/Diehl won 8-1

SINGLES

1. Mast won 6-1, 6-0

2. Copeland won 6-0, 6-3

3. Jackson won 6-4, 6-0

4. Fitzpatrick won 6-0, 6-1

5. Bankson won 6-2, 6-1

6. Diehl won 6-1, 6-1

Grace College Welcomes New Faculty, Begins Forensics Team

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Melanie Eller, lecturer of communication and forensics coach.

Grace College is pleased to welcome five new full-time faculty members for the 2017-18 school year: Melanie Eller, lecturer of communication and forensics coach; Dr. Brent Krammes, assistant professor of English; Dr. Ronnie Pace, Dr. Jill Brue and Dr. Ashley Wildman, assistant professors of graduate counseling.

“We’re thrilled these talented individuals will be teaching at Grace,” said Dr. John Lillis, provost of Grace College & Seminary. “Their combined expertise and experience will be a great benefit to students. We’re also very excited to offer a new forensics team for students to foster excellent communication and speech skills.”

Melanie Eller earned her bachelor’s degree in speech and master’s degree in communication rhetoric from Liberty University. She has taught and coached debate in several states as well as Germany. At Grace College, Eller will teach communications and commence a competitive speech and debate team. “The forensics team provides one-on-one guidance in speech preparation and practice,” said Eller. “It also provides an opportunity for students to travel, perform and compete with students from other colleges. I’ve never met a student who felt it wasn’t worth his time.”

Dr. Brent Krammes earned his doctorate after defending his dissertation on American literature in May, 2017, at the University of Iowa. He also earned his master’s of fine arts from the University of Southern California. His written work, including articles, fiction and reviews, have appeared in “Word and Image,” “Natural Bridge,” “Five Chapters,” “SEEN: The Journal for Christians in the Visual Arts” and elsewhere. He grew up in Southern California, where his father teaches art at Biola University. Krammes now lives in Fort Wayne, Ind., with his wife Annmarie. He began as assistant professor of English at Grace this semester.

Dr. Brent Krammes, assistant professor of English.

“Dr. Krammes brings increased insight to our department,” said Dr. Lauren Rich, chair of the Languages, Literature, and Communication Department at Grace College. “The students will benefit from his knowledge on multiple levels, from understanding American literature to publishing written work.”

Dr. Ronnie Pace earned his bachelor’s in counseling and psychology and master’s in counseling from Louisiana Tech University. He earned his doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Walden University. For nearly 30 years, Pace has provided professional clinical mental health counseling, supervision and consulting throughout the U.S. Among other qualifications, he is a licensed mental health counselor and supervisor, and marriage and family therapist. Most recently, Pace worked as director of psychological health for the Air Force National Guard, where he directed all mental health activities in Texas.  His career also includes several positions in higher education, as his passion is to mentor and educate counseling students.  Pace joins Grace College as associate professor of counselor education.

Dr. Jill Brue is a 20-year licensed professional counselor from Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University, her master’s degree from Asbury Seminary and her Ph.D. at Regent University. She enjoys teaching and mentoring students as they prepare for a career in counseling. Her research interests include the integration of faith and professional counselor identity, developing character and counselor dispositions in online education, and effective teaching strategies. Brue has five children and lives in Amarillo, Texas. She will engage remotely with Grace College students via the online graduate counseling program.

After studying English literature at Denison University, Dr. Ashley Wildman went on to complete her master’s degree in counseling from Nyack College and her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from Western Michigan University. She has taught in a variety of classrooms, ranging from special needs preschool through masters-level counseling, including numerous health and safety classes for the American Red Cross. In addition to teaching, Wildman has experience in higher education as a resident director and academic advisor. She is a licensed professional counselor in Michigan and a National Certified Counselor.  Her clinical experience includes residential drug treatment, church-based practice, college counseling and integrated health care. Wildman is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, the American College Counseling Association, and Chi Sigma Iota, the honors society for counseling.  She joins Grace as assistant professor of graduate counseling.

 

Kings Kaleidoscope Sure to Inspire at Upcoming Concert

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Kings Kaleidoscope will perform Sept. 8 at the Winona Heritage Room.

Kings Kaleidoscope, an alternative Christian band based in Seattle, Wash., will perform at the sixth of seven concerts in the second annual Grace College & Village at Winona Festival of Music. This dynamic concert will take place on Friday, September 8, at 8 p.m., in the Winona Heritage Room, 901 Park Ave, Winona Lake. Tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, will be available at the door. Grace College students and their siblings may attend for free.

“Seeing Kings Kaleidoscope in concert is an experience,” said Walter Brath, music festival coordinator. “The talented group captures the extremes of music and projects emotion like few can. They’re sure to entertain and inspire an audience of all ages. ”

Kings Kaleidoscope has released four partial albums, including “The Beauty Between.” The band builds upon the mainstay sounds of drums, bass, keys and guitars. Then they add a vast array of orchestral elements including violins, cellos, woodwinds, trombones, trumpets and vibraphones.  Kings Kaleisdoscope boasts a strong hip-hop influence and an energy that nods toward The Mars Volta. The band’s self-prescribed “designed chaos” combines high energy musical exploration with classic style hymns and modern anthems.

The second annual Festival of Music is sponsored by Grace College, Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts and The Village at Winona.  For more information on all planned events, visit grace.edu/musicfestival or contact festival coordinator Walter Brath at brathw@grace.edu.

2017 Preview: Cross Country Aims for Return to Nationals

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Grace’s cross country team will rely on a solid core of returners to lead a young squad in the 2017 season.

The Lancers, led by head coach Jeff Raymond, will strive to improve on a historic 2016 season. Last year both the men’s and women’s team finished fifth at the NCCAA National Championships, resulting in the best men’s finish since 2002 and the women’s best since 1985.

On the women’s team, Raymond expects the Lady Lancers to be marked by energy and competition. “This will be a fun team to coach. I don’t foresee us having a ‘superstar’, but I believe we have at least eight runners who could finish less than a minute from each other. That kind of pack will provide a challenging workout environment and give us some great depth on race day,” Raymond said.

The women’s team will lean on the leadership of its returning upperclassmen. “Emma Mitchell was our number three runner last year, and McCalah Mast was our number four runner. Juniors Liz Fox and Karla Singer were regularly in our top seven. All four will play key roles both in team leadership and in reaching our potential in competition,” Raymond explained.

Raymond also expects contributions from his experienced sophomores. Brigit Nemitz was the team’s No. 2 runner for most of the 2016 season, and Jesse Zvers made great improvements during the track season and has the potential to challenge for the front of Grace’s pack.

The Lady Lancers welcome two incoming freshmen to this year’s team. Aubrey Breininger, from Fairfield, reached regional status in cross country and track as a senior. Suzanne Sickafoose graduated from Whitko and rejoins Nemitz after teaming up in high school. Raymond thinks the freshmen have potential to make an immediate impact in the upcoming season.

Grace’s men’s team will look for new leaders to emerge after losing three of last year’s top-four runners. Even though they are young, Raymond sees the potential for success.

“We lost some great upperclassman leadership. Nevertheless, I still think we have the chance to be a pretty good team by the end of the year,” Raymond said.

NCCAA All-American and NAIA National Championship participant Ben Rankin returns for his sophomore season. “He set a high standard as a freshman and will need to continue to work hard and improve to move forward,” Raymond said, “Our conference is extremely competitive, so he will need to ‘earn his stripes’ every year; no one is going to make it easy for him.”

Other incoming returners are expected to step up to lead the young team. Tim Drew, Daniel Zawlocki, Brendan Hamilton and Sam Hall give Raymond a strong core of upperclassmen. “I’m counting on this group [of returners] to assume the leadership roles and play a big part in our team’s cohesiveness and daily work ethic,” Raymond said.

Raymond wants to see a breakout season from Hall after a strong track performance in the spring. Hall helped the 4×800-meter relay team to a first-place finish at the Crossroads League Championships on his way to competing at the NAIA National Outdoor Championships.

The men’s team added six exciting newcomers to this year’s team. Carter Meyer was an All-State runner for Carroll, helping his team to the state championship. Elijah Brooks from Columbus North competed in the Indiana State Cross Country Championships for the past two years. Jonathan Balda ran track for state powerhouse Carmel and ran on the 4×800 state championship squad this spring. Other newcomers include Matt Halbakken from Big Walnut, Drew Jones from Manchester and sophomore Blake Kirkham from New Prairie.

Due to their youth and a few injuries to start the year, Grace will look to gradually improve throughout the season. The Lancers are aiming to reach their peak performance in postseason play.

Grace’s cross country team will start its season on Sept. 8 at the IWU Invitational.

Lady Lancers Explode for Nine Goals Saturday

Monday, August 28th, 2017

On a special night for Grace’s women’s soccer team, the Lady Lancers pummeled Hannibal-LaGrange 9-0 on Saturday.

Eight players scored a goal for Grace, including two from Flavia Faria and the game winner from Emma Neahusan.

Grace’s players, in their new white and black home uniforms, also wore purple accents in their attire for the match. Purple, which is the symbolic color of pancreatic cancer, signified support of Neahusan who lost her mother Rhonda to pancreatic cancer earlier this year.

The packed crowd at 1st Source Bank Field gave Neahusan an electrified applause when she scored the game-winning goal in the 15th minute. Faria picked out Neahusan at the top of the 18-yard box, and Neahusan curled her shot into the top-left corner of the net.

Less than four minutes later, Faria doubled Grace’s lead. Faria, who had another goal disallowed shortly before due to offsides, finished off a nifty play in the box to beat a defender and slice her shot past the goalkeeper.

Grace scored two more goals before halftime. Kristen Bellinger made a perfect leading pass to Liz Van Wormer, and Van Wormer finished her shot around the charging goalkeeper in the 25th minute.

Autumn Raulerson tacked on her first collegiate goal six minutes before halftime after an assist from Clair Snodgrass.

Grace went into halftime with a 4-0 lead, taking 31 shots while holding the Trojans (0-1) to zero attempts.

Two minutes into the half, Faria scored her second goal of the contest which Van Wormer assisted.

Shortly afterward, Corinne Villalobos got on the scoresheet when she finished a connecting pass in the box from Bellinger in the 50th minute.

In the 63rd minute, Snodgrass earned her first collegiate goal after scrapping her way past the defense and squeezing in a goal from a tight angle.

At the 71:23 mark, Jenni Phillips added the first goal of her Lady Lancer career, and Shelby Fort finished off the game’s scoring after a crafty assist by Liz Aalbue.

“The women put in two good trainings days and as expected made very good adjustments. This group consistently works to be more intelligent and has a deep hunger to learn,” said Grace head coach Michael Voss. “The biggest difference tonight was that their joy was evident. They improved their quality of shot selection and maintained high tempo for movement. The finishing produced was a direct result. Something unlocked in them this evening. They worked as a team and are becoming more fluid.”

Faria finished with two goals and an assist, and Van Wormer, Raulerson and Snodgrass each had one goal and one assist. Bellinger had two of Grace’s nine assists on the evening.

The Lady Lancers embark for the West Coast this week to play a pair of matches in California against No. 21 Kansas Wesleyan and No. 19 Embry-Riddle.

2017-18 PREVIEW: Men’s Golf Looks to Build Off Last Year’s Momentum

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Grace’s men’s golf team enjoyed a successful season last year under head coach Denny Hepler.

In 2017-18, Hepler’s Lancers hope to replicate that success with a young but experienced roster.

The Lancers reached the NCCAA National Championships last season for the first time in 17 years. Grace went on to finish fourth in the national tournament.

To return to nationals, Grace will need to replace the void left by graduated seniors Jonathan Schram, Tyler Ham and Zachary Allyn. Hepler acknowledged the young team may experience a learning curve at the start of the season.

“We will be very young this year with no seniors,” Helper said. “We’re also starting the year with a couple injuries, so we’re going to be a little thin starting out. But we trust our returners and look forward to seeing our new guys step up.”

Despite their youth, Grace still has the goal of returning to the NCCAA tournament. “We will be hosting the NCCAA regional qualifier, and of course our goal is to get to the national championship like we did last year,” Hepler said.

Hepler will rely on returning juniors Chad Spencer and Cameron Bates to be the team captains and lead the rest of the squad. Grace also expects a large contribution from sophomore Tristan Nienhuis. 

Nienhuis made an impact immediately as a freshman, routinely finding himself near the top of Grace’s leaderboard. Hepler praised Nienhuis’s attitude on and off the course. “He has a tremendous work ethic and leads the team in that category.”

Nienhuis earned All-American honors as a freshman at the NCCAA National Championships in 2016. Bates also had one of his best career performances at last year’s NCCAA Nationals, as he finished one stroke shy of earning All-American recognition. 

Spencer’s most notable outing last season came at the IU-South Bend Invitational where he finished fifth overall.

The Lancers have three incoming freshmen to help replace last year’s seniors. Tim Rata is a local standout from Warsaw, helping lead the Tigers to a sectional championship in 2017 on his way to earning All-Conference recognition. Isaiah Brown led Fairfield to sectional championships in 2016 and 2017. Camden Gongwer is an All-County golfer who aided Avon to a county title his senior year.

Jacob Kennedy and Max Leary round out the returnees for Grace. Both will be entering their sophomore year with tournament experience. Leary competed in the Crossroads League Championships in 2017.

Grace will open up the season at the Lancer Invitational on Aug. 22. The tournament tees off at 3 p.m. at Stonehenge Golf Club.

Women’s Golf has High Hopes for 2017-18

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Pictured is Grace head women’s golf coach Denny Duncan (center) and April Bishop (right).

They are young, they are experienced, and they are ready to conquer the 2017-18 season. The Grace College women’s golf team, coached by Denny Duncan, is thrilled to be swinging the clubs once again.

In just the third year of the program’s existence, Grace already boasts an impressive group of returners. Lauren Keiser, Anna Marshall, Sydney Abbott and Libby Tully were mainstays in Grace’s lineup last year, a season which shattered expectations for the young team.

“This team has no seniors and could start four underclassmen at times, but I really don’t consider us to be a young team,” Duncan said. “Our players have so much varsity experience, and we have high expectations for this season. We are still growing, but we are going to get better in the months ahead. The future looks bright for this team.”

The Lady Lancers made tremendous strides last year as the women won four events, including the nine-team Spring Arbor Invitational. They also finished second in the NCCAA Midwest Regionals and are looking to improve even more this upcoming year. Duncan is looking for his younger players to step into the four and five positions to bolster the squad’s depth.

During the offseason, the team added three golfers to squad. Kristin Holt, daughter of Notre Dame women’s golf coach Susan Holt, comes from Penn. Three-time conference selection Rachel Harvey graduated from Southern Wells and all-league player Kara Godsey attended Worthington Christian (Ohio). “The freshmen have had excellent high school careers and enjoyed great success this summer. We need and expect immediate contributions from this group,” Duncan said.

April Bishop, Sarah Ganger and Amanda Gifford return this year and bring experience and leadership.

Duncan has many goals he wants the team to accomplish in the upcoming season. “Our first goal [is to] grow in our faith and honor Jesus Christ in everything we do.” The third-year head coach also wants to qualify for the NCCAA National Championships, finish in the top three in the Crossroads League and have a team GPA of 3.3 or higher.

The Lady Lancers open up the season with their only home match of the year on Aug. 22, at Stonehenge Golf Club. First tee time is set at 3 p.m.

Mount Memorial Art Gallery to Host ‘Through the Iris’ Exhibit

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Image pictures Anna-Marie Veloz’s “Playground” from her Inhabitance series. The work is a blend of graphite, color pencil and watercolor. Veloz earned her MFA from Azusa Pacific University in 2010; she currently lives and works in southern California.

“Through the Iris,” a touring art exhibition showcasing the work of 25 contemporary, professional female visual artists, will open on Monday, August 14. This exceptional, free exhibit will be hosted in the Mount Memorial Art Gallery at Grace College, 200 Seminary Dr., Winona Lake. The opening reception will be held Friday, September 1, at 7 p.m., preceded by an Artist Talk at 6:30 p.m.

Through a variety of mediums, “Through the Iris” depicts the personal journeys and narratives of the artists. “Threads of meaning weave through the work to reveal themes of home, refuge, longing, reconnection, discovery and transcendence,” explained Kim M. Reiff, director of the exhibit and chair of the visual, performing, and media arts department at Grace College. “Together, the 25 artists offer the viewer a rich visual experience. We encourage the community stop by and enjoy their work.”

The catalog accompanying the exhibition includes images, artist statements and essays by artists William Catling, Sandra Bowden and Chris Anderson that expand on content, meaning and relevance of female visual artists’ work. William Catling, professor of art at Azusa Pacific University and co-curator, examines the role of women artists in the contemporary art world. Sandra Bowden, renowned artist, collector and co-curator, offers a historical perspective of women in the arts. Chris Anderson, award winning artist and scholar, provides a contextual overview of her journey as an artist.

Each participating artist holds a masters of fine arts (MFA) from Azusa Pacific University. The MFA program at Azusa Pacific University is the first graduate art degree within the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). It encourages students to integrate the essential elements of their faith, life and art. As one of the first five graduates from Azusa Pacific University’s MFA program, Reiff initiated and directs “Through the Iris” to showcase the inspiring, exceptional work of other MFA graduates.

“Through the Iris” is scheduled to show at the Mount Memorial Art Gallery from August 14 – October 7. It will then will travel to Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Ind., from October 16 – December 16, followed by presentations at Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas,  February 19 – March 16, 2018, and George Fox University, Newberg, Ore., August 27 – September 28, 2018. It will close at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, Calif., after exhibiting from October 9 – November 2, 2018.

Biographies of Curators and Contributors:

William Catling founded and directed the MFA program from 2005-2014. As a prolific artist, educator and author, his work focuses on figurative clay sculptures. Mentored by sculpture Stephen De Staebler, he has served as professor of art and design at Azusa Pacific since 1991 and as department chair for over 10 years. His work is held in public and private collections. He lives and works in southern California.

Sandra Bowden, a renowned painter, printmaker, author and art collector, has presented over 100 one-person shows. Her work is held in private and public collections including the Vatican Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, Brauer Museum, Atwood Museum and the Haifa Museum. Sandra was president of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) from 1993-2007. Her book, “The Art of Sandra Bowden,” was published by Square Halo Books in 2005. She lives and works in Chatham, Mass.

Chris Anderson is known internationally for her fine work in drawing, painting and printmaking. Her work explores landscapes, the concept of “home” from modern suburban architecture to ancient castles, as well as faith and art. An award-winning artist, Anderson lived and worked as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in the Arts in Berlin, Germany. Her work is featured in the Vatican Museum, Armand Hammer Museum at UCLA and in over 50 university, corporate and private collections. She has been the recipient of multiple residency fellowship awards in the United States and Germany, Austria, England and Scotland. Anderson served as Artist In Residence at Azusa Pacific University, July 2009. She lives and works in Manhattan, NY.

Kim M. Reiff has an extensive background in visual art, graphic design and corporate marketing communications. She serves as associate professor of art, assistant dean of the school of arts and sciences, and chair of the department of visual, performing, and media arts at Grace College. Her artistic pursuits include merging traditional and digital art forms that explore the visual and tactile nature of “being.” Reiff is one of the first five female visual artists to graduate with her MFA from Azusa Pacific University in 2009.  In 2006, Azusa Pacific University became the first to launch an MFA graduate program in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Inspirations for directing and producing this exhibit include Jean Coverstone, the first woman to chair the art department at Grace College.

The Mount Memorial Hall Art Gallery hours is open Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., and on Saturday, 1-4 p.m.  To learn more about the Mount Memorial Art Gallery, call Kim Reiff at 574-372-5100, ext. 6022 or email vpma@grace.edu.

Grace College Statement Regarding the Mark Soto Verdict

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Dr. Bill Katip, President of Grace College, has issued the following statement regarding the recent verdict in former Grace College professor Dr. Mark Soto’s case.

The Grace College community is deeply saddened by this situation. We will continue to pray for all individuals involved and for healing in our community. There will not be any further statements from Grace regarding this matter.

 

 

Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass to Perform in Winona Lake

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass

Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass will perform at the fifth of seven concerts in the Grace College & Village at Winona Festival of Music. The family-friendly concert will take place on Tuesday, August 8, at 8 p.m., in the Winona Heritage Room, 901 Park Ave, Winona Lake. Tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, will be available at the door.

“The King’s Brass is a truly unique, spirited team of performers,” said Walter Brath, music festival coordinator. “The group blends story and music in a powerful way. They’re sure to entertain the whole family. ”

The King’s Brass is directed by professional trumpeter Tim Zimmerman, previous chairman of the music department at Grace College.  The group provides innovative worship for all ages through the best in sacred brass music. By teaming together, these Christian professionals from around the United States perform their original arrangements in over 100 concerts each season. They weave story into music using three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, keyboards and percussion.

The second annual Festival of Music is sponsored by Grace College, Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts and The Village at Winona.  For more information on all planned events, visit grace.edu/musicfestival or contact festival coordinator Walter Brath at brathw@grace.edu.