By Betty Vanderwielen

Chinook Winds wends music to rural Montana


November 21, 2019

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

The Chinook Winds Quintet plays for the community audience at Swan Valley School.

SWAN VALLEY - An appreciative audience gave a standing ovation to the Chinook Winds Quintet at the conclusion of their Nov. 11 concert at Swan Valley School. But the quintet's mission was only half fulfilled. They spent the next two days giving performances and instructions to the children in the Seeley, Swan and Potomac schools. For the Quintet, bringing music to students in Montana's rural schools is equally as important as performing for the adult communities.

All five members of the Chinook Winds Quintet are also members of the Great Falls Symphony Orchestra. As French horn player Madel...

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