The Dell Rapids band and choir held a unique concert on Thursday, October 8th. The musicians held an outdoor concert at the band shell at Dell Rapids City Park at 11:00 a.m. Audience members were encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the outdoor concert.
Dell Rapids High School band director Karla Pulscher said, “Not having marching band this year due to all our contests being cancelled, I wanted to have a performance sometime this fall. And being outdoors, everyone can be socially distant, and we can also play some of the songs that we started on last year but was unable to due to the shutdown.”
Putting together an outdoor concert was not without challenges. Pulscher said that there was always a worry about weather. The weather cooperated very well for the event. The students had to battle a little bit of wind, which required the use of clothes pins to keep the music from flying away. Pulscher also said the guitar players had to find battery-operated amps.
With the quick plan of having the outdoor concert and holding it in the middle of the day, Pulscher was happy with the turnout. “I think there was about 50 people there. I think it was a good turnout for a daytime event that we just put together in a few weeks of school,” she said.