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Work of Cunning Giants and The Upfuls win Founders Weekend Band Contest

Posted by Matthew Privratsky '11, Walker on Friday, Sep. 17, 2010


Work of Cunning Giants and The Upfuls will open for Monroe Crossing and Johnny Holm Band at the Founders Weekend street dance on September 25, 2010. Both bands were winners of the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) online band contest.

Work of Cunning Giants is comprised of Darren Baum ’12, Scottie Hedstrom ’13, and Drew Schield ’12. They play original music that incorporates elements of rock and metal sounds. Braum, Hedstrom, and Schield started Work of Cunning Giants last year and have been playing together ever since. Work of Cunning Giants will be playing on the mall at the UMM campus at 1:30 p.m.

The Upfuls band is comprised of Dave Herring, Jared Fink, Jeff Rogers, JR Hartley, and Nate Sperl ’11. They play reggae tunes by Bob Marley and various other artists with influences from numerous musical genres. Sperl, the band’s UMM student, joined the group this past summer after he nailed his audition with the group. He loves their sound. The Upfuls will be playing on the mall at the UMM campus at 2:30 p.m.

Later that night on the mall, Monroe Crossing will play from 4 until 6 p.m., with Johnny Holm Band playing at 7 p.m.

Founders Weekend, September 23–26, 2010, celebrates UMM’s 50th birthday. For more Founders Weekend event details, visit the 2010 Celebration Web site or call 320-589-6414.

Photo below: Work of Cunning Giants