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Music - Vocal - Instrumental Arts Organizations

Central MN Boys Choir
The mission of the Central Minnesota Boy Choir is to provide an opportunity for young boys to participate in a group that is challenging, enriching and rewarding, as well as to provide an opportunity to socialize wiht others who share the same musical values. It is the goal of the choir to develop musical interest, leadership skills and talents among boys in central Minnesota. The group also provides a positive and challenging opportunity of high artistic quality. CMBC is directed by Mary Moen, and accompanied by Debra Haraldson.

Legacy Chorale
Currently there are 65 singers in the Legacy Chorale, representing 13 greater Minnesota communities: Aitkin, Baxter, Brainerd, Breezy Point, Crosslake, Deerwood, East Gull Lake, Hackensack, Lakeshore, Little Falls, Merrifield, Nisswa and Pequot Lakes.

Staples Area Men's Chorus
The Staples Area Men's Chorus has been a cultural resource to Central Minnesota since 1935.

Staples Area Women's Chorus
The Staples Area Women’s Chorus is dedicated to excellence in the performance of women’s choral music. The Chorus seeks to inspire and enrich others through the choral art form and celebrate women in music.

Lakes Area Chamber Music Festival
The Lakes Area Music Festival connects the nation’s best performers and audiences for excellent classical music and inspiring education.

The Heartland Symphony Orchestra
Heartland Symphony Orchestra is a 50-piece volunteer, nonprofit, community orchestra located in and serving the central Minnesota area of Brainerd, Little Falls, and the surrounding rural communities. Musicians, from amateurs to professionals, come together once a week from all over the region to rehearse and perform three full-length orchestral music concerts each season in both Little Falls and Brainerd.

Madhatters Community Theater
Wadena Area Madhatter’s Community Theater, established in 1954, produces musicals, dinner theaters, plays, lab theaters and Camp Madhatter.

Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts
The Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts (GLAPA) is a group dedicated to enriching local culture through performing arts. Since our inception, we have established a reputation of providing well-received, quality performances.

Lamplighters Community Theater
Founded in June of 1937 as The La Mesa Little Theatre and incorporated as The Lamplighters Community Theatre on November 1st of 1976, the theatre has now had continuous productions in La Mesa for 80 years.

Upsala Upstage Players
The Upstage Players is the name of the community theater group that is run by the Upstage Arts Board located in Upsala, Minnesota.

Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra
The orchestra continually stretches its ideas to center the concerts as family friendly and to show you a deeper appreciation towards music. The orchestra and chorus is comprised of people from as far as Walker, Wadena, Perham, Saint Cloud and Osakis to Long Prairie, Sauk Centre, Grey Eagle, Melrose - plus more! There is no audition to attend the orchestra or chorus. Please contact Hannah Kroll for more information.


The Crossing Arts Alliance
The Crossing Arts Alliance (TCAA) is a 501c (3) non-profit arts organization founded in 2000 with assistance from the Blandin Community Investment Partnership. With over 400 members, TCAA is comprised of artists, arts enthusiasts, and interested community members who hope to inspire and enrich our community for those who create, and those who appreciate the arts.

Great River Arts
Great River Arts is where creativity meets community. Serving the greater Morrison County area, we offer a variety of artistic experiences, from live theater and music performances to revolving visual art exhibits, as well as art classes for youth and adults. Our mission is to enrich lives through the arts and become the art hub for the Morrison County area, playing a significant role in sustaining the community's artistic and economic vibrancy. Established in 1992 by Little Falls arts leaders, Great River Arts is a nonprofit agency.

Five Wings Arts Council

Serving Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena Counties of Minnesota

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Street Address:
121 4th St. NE
Staples, MN 56479

Use West entrance
located in parking lot behind
1st International Bank & Trust

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 118
Staples, MN 56479