Myron Sommerfeld and the music of the stars July 13

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VALLEY CITY, ND (NewsDakota.com) – The Valley City Parks & Recreation is thrilled to bring longtime local musician Myron Sommerfeld to City Park Bandshell on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:15 p.m.

Before the program, a tree planted in memory of Peggy Lee will be dedicated to her. Myron was instrumental in restoring Peggy Lee’s story to Valley City.

The Myron & The Music of the Stars Orchestra will perform swing, 50s-60s rock ‘n’ roll, classic country, waltzes, polkas, atin, patriotic and even sing-alongs!

Music has been Myron’s life. He was born on a farm in North Dakota where he grew up playing guitar and singing country tunes. His first record he bought was Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and later he did the Rock ‘n’ Roll hits of the 50s and 60s. While attending VCSU and UND, his mind was open to all kinds of music – Mozart, Beethoven, Jazz and the Great American Songbook.

Over the years, Myron’s music has been featured on radio, television and on recordings. They traveled to the United States, Canada, Germany and sailed on a 100-day cruise ship around South America. Myron has received VCSU Music Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumnus awards. His song “Steppin’ Out to Go Dancing” was chosen as the National Ballroom Dance Association theme.

Myron and his wife grew up in Valley City. They both taught…Jenneice taught 5e for 27 years and Myron taught K-12 including choir and instrumental for 29½ years. They raised their daughter Bonnie in Valley City. Myron is blessed to have the joy of music in his life and continues to be able to share it with others.

Plan to go out at night…. Bring your family and your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening with neighbors and friends! A voluntary offering is taken each evening for the continued support of the City Park Bandshell.

Music in the Park is sponsored by Valley City Parks & Recreation, Bridges Arts Council, NewsDakota.com, KOVC Radio, The Myron Sommerfeld family, CVB, Cass County Electric, Valley City Eagles Club and the North Dakota Council of the Arts. For questions, call Diane at 701-840-1743 or email dksommerfeld@hotmail.com

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