Last week Debbie Vogt arranged for a reporter to come to Peace to write a story about our anniversary. The reporter asked me what is distinctive about the Lutherans, among Protestant denominations. One answer is, the tradition of music-vocal, band and orchestral music-at our Lutheran colleges. We all know about the Division I sports at American universities. St Olaf and some of the other Lutheran colleges are sort of like Division I music schools. Apart from the conservatories which are dedicated to music (such as Berklee, New England Conservatory and Juilliard), the colleges of our Lutheran Church together are notable for music training and performance.The St. Olaf College Band begins its winter tour in the next few days. If you have friends or family in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh or Bowling Green, tell them that the band is coming to town. They could say hello to Matt who plays the bass trombone (in the center of the picture above).