Announcing the Friends of Brad 2013 Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to Byron Klimek and Alayna Starr, our 2013 scholarship recipients!


Alayna Starr is a Virginia High School graduate. Inspired by her aunt to play flute, she went on to win many awards for her solo and ensemble performances during high school. Alayna also plays piano and was active in pep and marching bands and musicals. She will attend Concordia College minoring in music performance and majoring in finance. Listen to Alayna perform Doppler’s Hungarian Rhapsody.


A graduate of Chisolm High School, Byron Klimek recently discovered a love of the cello while watching a performance of the Minnesota Orchestra. He quickly learned to play and served as the Associate Principal Cellist for the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra in 2012. Byron also plays the clarinet and took part in concert, jazz, pep and city bands. Byron will major in Instrumental Music Education at the University of Wisconsin at Superior. Watch this video to hear Justin play Bach’s Prelude to Cello Suite 2 in D Minor.

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