Triumphant Trumpets: Guidry Completes Sixth Year at International Music Camp

Bemidji State University’s Scott Guidry, assistant professor of music, completed his sixth year of teaching trumpet at the International Music Camp (IMC) in June.

IMC is held at the International Peace Garden, located on the border between Dunseith, North Dakota and Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada. This camp holds seven consecutive week-long sessions for middle and high school students interested in performing arts. Each session is unique, offering teachings in different aspects of fine arts, such as music, theater, dance, visual and creative arts.

Guidry began teaching at IMC in 2014 during the first session this camp was offered. His wife, Heather Guidry, adjunct oboe instructor at Bemidji State, got involved in 2015 and now they teach at the first and second session of IMC every summer.

“I am fortunate to be associated with the International Music Camp for six years now. Students of all ages, skill levels and experiences come to IMC for not only excellent instruction, but for camaraderie, personal growth and a beautiful experience in a beautiful setting,” Guidry said. “Personally, I love teaching trumpet there and I always learn something new about teaching. It is a great way for me to recharge my batteries between sessions at BSU.”

Guidry will also conduct two upcoming concerts with the Bemidji Area Community Band (BACB) on July 14 and 28. The BACB is made up of musicians of all ages from the greater Bemidji, Minn. area. They spend the summer months rehearsing and performing outdoor concerts at BSU.

July 14 — Journey into the Stars:A concert featuring space-themed music to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Sponsored by SND Appliances.

July 28 — Back to Woodstock:A concert featuring retro-themed music from Woodstock and other favorites from the era. Sponsored by Iverson Corner Drug.

Both concerts will be held at 7 p.m. on the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex south lawn with free admission. Audience members are encouraged to bring a chair to sit and watch the show.


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