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A photo, taken at the lab school at Bemidji State Teachers College, shows sixth-grader Bill Bender on the horn, Jim Thompson on the oboe and an unidentified student on the tuba. Send an email to prall@bemidjipioneer if you can identify the youngster. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Tuba Jim

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Happy music, bass line keeps Thompson playing

Back in the day when Bemidji State University had a lab school for students and teachers in training, Jim Thompson was trying out various instruments.


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