Roseville Campus (Roseville, MN)

Roseville Campus

1524 W County Rd C2
Roseville, MN (map)
 

Traditional Worship

Sundays @ 9:30a 
Nursery & FaithWalk available
(FaithWalk = Sunday School)
 

Kids2 Worship

(kid-friendly, and for all!)
2nd Sundays @ 9:30-10:30a 

St. Anthony Park Campus (St. Paul, MN)

St. Anthony Park Campus 

2200 W Hillside Ave.
St. Paul, MN (map)
 

Contemporary Worship

Sundays @ 10:00-11:00a
Nursery & FaithWalk available
(FaithWalk = Sunday School)

Contact Us

 

Give us a call:

 651-633-7644
 

Send us an email:

cumc [AT] centennialumc [DOT] org
 

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Roseville Campus
St. Anthony Park Campus

 

 

The Stompers Dixieland Band was formed in spring of 2013 We comprised primarily of members of the Centennial United Methodist Church in Roseville Minnesota. The driving force behind the idea of forming this band was essentially one man's passion for Dixieland Jazz music.

 

Way back in 1980 in a small local church, a few musicians formed what some would call an "UM-PAH" band, mostly playing polkas. But they needed a trumpet player and they learned that Warren Wildes had bought an old "beat-up" horn for $25. Warren last played a mediocre trumpet in high school 25 years before, but his friends insisted. Warren's love for Dixieland Jazz (first encountered at parties in college) helped him persuade the band to make the change to Traditional Jazz (Dixieland). Within a year, the makeup of the band underwent some remarkable changes. Suddenly the music got much better as 3 new young players brought great talent and several years of Dixieland experience to what became the Lake Johanna Dixieland Ramblers. Three wonderful years of learning about Dixieland music and how to play it with these extraordinary musicians made its mark on Warren. These young men went on to become professionals and two still play with the Barbary Coast Dixieland Band in the Twin Cities and all around the country!

 

Warren put his horn away to tend to his engineering business and missed the music big time. He found his annual trips to the San Diego Dixieland Jazz Festival at Thanksgiving reminded him of what he missed so much. He stayed in touch with his young friends (now much older) through the years and their inspiration helped him rekindle the old dream 25 years later.

 

It all began with the church choir and Brass Ensemble at Centennial United Methodist Church in Roseville. Warren's thirst for Dixieland music made him realize that this mix of players looked like all they needed would be a trumpet (guess who?), lots of encouragement and time to generate some good Dixieland music! Starting in 2013, with considerable work and a mix of some real talent and experience, the Stompers are in business to play for you. Five of our original musicians are members of the church, (drums, banjo, trombone, tuba & trumpet). We discovered a couple of very talented Dixieland musicians willing to join our volunteer group (clarinet, baritone and piano) and our red-hot Torch Singer, Ms. Maisie (also a church member), adds to the fun. Half the band members are still gainfully employed while the rest enjoy busy retired lives. We play around the Twin Cities to audiences much like your group, hopefully generating as much fun for you as we have making this exciting music!

 

We also love it when our own"1920's Torch Singer" Miss Maisie joins us!

 

 

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