Local talent jams, raises funds for seniors at Rogers Revue

“Quarter to Three” opened with five country songs. From left are Tony Hines, Candi Lucas, Dave McNellis, and Ross Jorgenson. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


The fourth annual Rogers Revue talent show drew another nice crowd on Friday, April 13, at Word of Peace Lutheran Church, enjoying 15 local musical acts performing in an event with proceeds going for senior citizens activities.

“Quarter to Three,” local foursome that gets together occasionally just to jam, was featured as they opened with five songs capped by a rousing edition of “Jackson.”

The Accordian Band played "White Sport Coat" and an Elvis medley.
Mary Kline played an obscure Bobby Dylan song she likes "Make You Feel My Love"

Others performing were singers Brianna Schulzetenberg, Eric and Kristina Trombley, Barbara Gruys, Kate Tripoli, and Mary Kline; pianists Logan and Owen Sabinash;  Ashley Wiger on guitar; Keith and Eric Saxton on tenor and  bari sax with Alison Saxton on piano; Bell Choir directed by Sahlen; Rogers Flute Choir directed by Dawn Saxton; and, new this year, Edie Vavrichek and the Accordian Band doing an Elvis medley.

Rogers Flute Choir performed "Music of the Night" and "Smooth"


Servicemen and women and their families were applauded and the crowd joined Gruys to sing “God Bless America.”

Organizer and master of ceremonies Harold Trombley said paid admission was 210, a little lower than hoped, probably due to an area-wide talent contest taking place in St. Michael.

Ashley Wiger strummed "My Favorite Things"
John Langdok (right) and Michael Sahlen did a comedy song, "All for the Best."