Castles, Chapels, Churches, and Colorado – VSB Tour 2012

VSB Summer Tour 2012 -

Have you ever wanted to live in a castle but preferred the the United States over Europe. Why not build your own?!?! We stopped off at Bishop Castle to stretch our legs after a travel day into Colorado and had a great time seeing the castle. We also had a great opportunity to minster with Church at Briargate in Colorado Springs on Sunday morning for their morning services. We really enjoyed our time there! This morning we have been able to stop off at Focus on the Family and were able to go into the recording studios & voice overs, etc. as well as see what is going on around the world with adoption, abortion, same-sex marriage issues, and other family values ongoing conversations. It was fascinating.

Here are some photos from the past few days:

Vanguard Singers & Band, Summer Tour

The Vanguard Singers and Band have been out on tour for a few days now. So far, tour has taken them to Tecate, Mexico, Lake Havasu, AZ, and now they are on their way to Colorado with a fun little stop off at the Grand Canyon.

Here are some photos from the Grand Canyon.

See more about our Summer Tours here. Or, read all the summer tour blog posts.

Vanguard Singers & Band – Summer Tour

Title: Vanguard Singers & Band – Summer Tour
Location: Mexico, Utah, Colorado, & Nevada
Description: The Vanguard Singers & Band will be taking their Summer tour to Mexico, Utah, Colorado, & Nevada. The tour is scheduled from May 7th – 19th. Find out more about the Vanguard Singers & Band online at:
Start Date: 2012-05-07
End Date: 2012-05-19

New York Tour – Lincoln Center Memorial Day Concert

New York Skyline

Title: New York Tour – Lincoln Center Memorial Day Concert
Location: New York, NY
Description: The Music Department will be performing in the Memorial Day Concert in the Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. They will be singing the Music of Dan Forrest and will be directed by Dr. James Melton. Other groups joining Vanguard in this concert are the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Sanctuary Choir as well as other select high schools from around the United States.

Concert Date & Time: Monday, May 28th at 7:00PM.
Location: Avery Fisher Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
(212) 875-5030

For more information about the concert or to purchase tickets please visit: and search by concert date. Ticket Prices vary based on seating chart (ranging from $20-$100)

Vanguard’s performers will be staying at the Hilton New York from May 23rd through the 29th.
Start Date: 2012-05-23
End Date: 2012-05-29

VU Alumni: Mark Thallander ’72 plays the Hazel Wright Organ

Vanguard alumnus, former Alumni Board president, Music faculty, and Alumni Award winner Mark Thallander ’72 will play the Hazel Wright Organ at Crystal Cathedral on Sunday, April 22 for their 9:30am and 11am services.

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Vanguard Singers & Band – New Hope International Christian Center

Title: Vanguard Singers & Band – New Hope International Christian Center
Location: Long Beach, CA
Description: The Vanguard Singers and Band will be singing with New Hope International Christian Center on April 22nd for their 4:30pm service. Join us for the service and stay for a meal! Find out more about this church at:
Start Time: 4:30pm
Date: April 22nd, 2012

OC Register on Ellen Jung

Ellen Jung

The Orange County Register featured an article about one of our adjunct faculty members, Ellen Jung. The article entitled “Concert to feature violinist” told about Ellen as a featured soloist for the Laguna Woods Village Symphony’s Spring Concert on May 6th. You can find out more about Ellen and her performance group,  the Jung Trio, on their website at

We are proud to have such wonderful instructors like Ellen in our music department.

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