McGovern Center visits Avera Brady

The McGovern Center staff, along with McGovern Scholar student, Nathan Bader, stopped by Avera Brady Assisted Living yesterday to share some of the stories happening through our office and visit with the residents.  We love being able to tell our community about the projects our students are involved with– both here in Mitchell and around the world!  Thanks to the Avera staff for inviting us!


World Premiere of new composition performed by DWU band… with a special McGovern theme!

On Sunday, February 11th at 4pm in the Sherman Center, the Dakota Wesleyan Band will perform the world premiere of a piece written specifically for them by a South Dakota composer.

The band will perform a composition created specifically for them called “A Higher Plain.” It was composed by the well-known South Dakota musician and composer Jeremy Hegg and commissioned by the Glenn E. Soladay Estate for the Dakota Wesleyan University Band.

Composer Hegg took it a step further to customize the piece to DWU itself. He was inspired by George McGovern’s legacy and the title of the piece, “A Higher Plain,” was taken from a famous speech by McGovern where he says: “The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one’s country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.”

This concert is free and open to the public. We are excited to hear it and invite you– as McGovern supporters– to attend!  It should be a great show!

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