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Wissmann family to conduct Black Dirt Days community worship service in Conrad

June 15, 2014
Reinbeck Courier

Conrad's Black Dirt days 2014 will come to a delightful close with a community worship service conducted by the Loren Wissmann Family of Milford, Nebraska. Church congregations in the BCLUW School district, as well as members of the general public, are invited to join in this service of music, fellowship and praise.

The service will take place on June 15 at 10 a.m. in the BCLUW High School Auditorium

Hailing from the Midwest, the 15 -member Wissmann Family have spent the past 12 years delighting audiences nationwide with their uplifting blend of gospel bluegrass music.

Featuring Loren, Gloria, and 9 of their 13 children, each concert is filled with tight vocal harmonies, award-winning bluegrass pickin' and memorable family moments. Filling their home with life and laughter, the 13 Wissmann children range in age from 32 to 7 years: Rachel, Ruth, Josiah, Bethany, Andrew, Elizabeth, Matthias, Stephen, Hannah, Susanna, Alaythia, Nathanael, and Charissa.

Due to marriage and job responsibilities, four of the older children no longer tour with the family.

Traveling in their 45 foot bus, the Wissmann family annually share their musical talents with an average of 200 services each year throughout 35 states, Canada and Mexico. Events have ranged from church services to conferences, conventions, county fairs, retirement parks, Christian schools, and prison ministry.

They have performed at the National Bible Bee, the National Homeschool Convention, and completed three Christmas seasons in Branson, Missouri.

Each family member is an essential part of each concert, singing in harmonies and playing a wide variety of instruments, including: guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, dobro, harmonica, fiddles, hammered dulcimer, cello, flute, and keyboard. The variety and creativity in their musical arrangements is a refreshing blend ranging from toe-tappin' bluegrass to orchestral elements.

In addition to pursing musical excellence, the Wissmanns purpose to make each concert about more than musical talent and variety. It's a showcase for their genuine passion to share the hope and promise found in Jesus Christ. The music and message provide a powerful kaleidoscope, reflecting the joy and purpose found in Christ.

Area residents of the BCLUW communities and the surrounding area will not want to miss the opportunity to experience these unique elements that make each concert an unforgettable family experience!



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