Entries tagged with ‘music’

View from the Hill

  Music is an important part of student life, both formally and informally.  Here two students were captured playing guitar on a warm evening by the Jackson Campus Center.

Blast from the Past

The Gustavus Marching Band performing on the streets of St. Peter, circa 1909. Read the inscription to the right.

Factoid Friday

Percy Grainger, a renowned pianist and composer visited campus for a few days in 1940 to teach, perform, and lecture with the Gustavus Band. He enjoyed himself so much he joined the ensemble for their 1941 tour of Minnesota. For two weeks in March they traveled from Willmar to Duluth playing to enthusiastic audiences all […]

Blast from the Past!

  This is a fun picture featuring “collegian entertainers” at Gustavus. How fun!

Factoid Friday

Did you know that Vasa, the name of a Gustavus wind orchestra has multiple historical connections. Vasa was the name of the Swedish Royal Family from 1523-1668 (and Poland from 1587-1668). This Royal Family included Gustav II Adolf, the College namesake. Vasa is also a township in Goodhue County where Eric Norelius was a pastor […]

Sunday-Funday Gustie Thoughts

Please answer below. If you participated in music, or were just a fan of music at Gustavus, what was your favorite concert/performance experience?

Factoid Friday

The tradition of playing and singing O Come All Ye Faithful as  the closing hymn of Christmas in Christ Chapel is a favored tradition among Gusties. An arrangement specifically for Gustavus Adolphus College for Christmas in Christ Chapel was commissioned in 1976 and is performed each year. This is a picture of the performance from […]