Sunburg Community Music Camp

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There are limited spots available and space is filling up quickly! Scroll on to get registered before the camp is filled!

People of all ages and playing abilities are welcome to gather with us to make music and have fun! We strongly encourage parents, grandparents, unlces and aunts to learn playing instruments together. It changes the dynamic from "You need to practice" to "Let's play!"

We've Got Rhythm!

We've Got Rhythm is the 2024 Community Music Camp theme! Our focus is playing together in a group.


Wednesday - Sunday,
June 5 - 9, 2024


Wednesday - Saturday, 4pm - 7pm
Sunday, 2pm - 5:30pm


Hope Lutheran Church, Sunburg &
Sunburg Community Center

Workshop Offerings

Fiddle, bass, guitar, keyboard, whistle, ukulele, mandolin, and strum & sing.

No experience needed with any workshop offerings with the exception of fiddle! Instruments will be available on a loan basis at no cost; first come, first served.

Strum & Sing

Campers will learn the basics of strumming ukulele (easiest), guitar or mandolin. We will use a camp songbook with fun songs that you can keep.

Our hope is that one or more "Strum & Sing" groups will emerge and continue after camp!

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday - Saturday 4pm -7pm
4pm Community Gathering
4:30 First Workshop
5:30 Supper (provided)**
6:15 Second Workshop

Sunday 2pm - 5:30pm
2pm Practice for concert
4pm Concert

**We regret that we will be unable to meet special dietary needs. You may bring your own bag lunch.


Registration for the Sunburg Community Music Camp is free thanks to our many volunteers and community funders. To register, complete the online form.


Pre-registration is required. No walkins will be accepted.


Attendance at all sessions is required. As space is limited, we can only accept campers committed to attending every day of camp.


Questions? Contact Darlene Schroeder at 320-212-2050 or complete the registration form.

Sunburg Community Music Camp Registration

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Day Camp Instructors

Dempsey Schroeder grew up in Pennock and attended KMS and Willmar Public Schools. He is a well-known fiddler and is also accomplished on the upright bass, mandolin and guitar. He also composes and records originial music.

Maggie Harp is a former music teacher at BBE and is currently the music director of Hope Presbyterian Church in Spicer. She is an outstanding accompanist on guitar and keyboard, often playing by ear. She and Dempsey have played together for over 15 years.

Joyce Rudningen is a former BBE music and lives in Sunburg.

Alissa Hulstrand fell in love with the tin whistle the first time she went to music camp (relegating violin to second fiddle status!) She is an associate professor of biology at Northland College in Wisconsin.

Rev Daryl Thul is the pastor at Hope Lutheran and five other congregations in the ACT Parish and is a retired military chaplin with a passion for punk rock acoustic guitar.

Darlene Schoreder of Pennock, enjoys teaching fiddle and keyboard.

Special Thanks!

Sunburg Community Music for organizaing and sponsoring this event.

City of Sunburg/Sunburg Community Center for sponsoring our music programs.

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council This activity is funded in part with a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation form the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Hope Lutheran Church for the use of their facilities.

Willmar Area Community Foundation for funding ukuleles, banjuleles instructor and storage cabinets.

New London Spicer Area Fund for funding keyboards.

Willmar Lakes Area Vision 2040 This project is funded in part by Willmar Lakes Area Vision 2040; a grassroots movement in Kandiyohi County hoping to make our communities better than they were yesterday.

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