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Percussionist and former conductor of the Bemidji Area Community Band David Murphy (left) and Les Torgerson, backstage after the last BACB concert, joke about Torgerson's stint as conductor for the final concert of the season. Murphy is wearing one of the new shirts the band bought this year with grant money received from Region 2 Arts Council and the Bemidji Area Arts Endowment. Patt Rall | Bemidji Pioneer

Torgerson takes the baton

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BEMIDJI - When Les Torgerson takes the baton on Sunday for the last concert of the summer season for the Bemidji Area Community Band he will be returning to his alma mater.


The concert begins at 7 p.m. Sunday on the Bangsberg Green or in Thompson Recital Hall, if the weather does not cooperate.

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