Gloria Holtz

Gloria Holtz By Mitzi Beliveau Many times, I go to the Apple Valley American Legion in Apple Valley, MN for the Monday night Jam Sessions. I have learned that this is my happy place. I go there to relax and enjoy friendships. One of those friendships is with Gloria Holtz. Gloria as her friends calls … Continue reading Gloria Holtz

The Rock Rangers Band

The Rock Rangers Band By Mitzi Beliveau It was a Tuesday evening, and I was a bit bored. A few friends had told me about a Tuesday night dance night at the Minneapolis/Richfield American Legion Post 435. I decided to attend, and I was glad I did! After meeting with my friends, I met up … Continue reading The Rock Rangers Band

Mr. Winky Band

Mr. Winky Band By Mitzi Beliveau It was a chilly winter evening on a Saturday night. I was by myself and decided I needed to get out after a long week of snow. I went to one of the local Legions in my area. The North Saint Paul American Legion Post 39. (Link below) I … Continue reading Mr. Winky Band

Snapshot: Ace Barton

Snapshot: Ace Barton By Mitzi Beliveau Every once in a while I am blessed by a genuine legend in music. I am blessed to know Ace Barton a fantastic saxophone player. Ace as his friends calls him has been a saxophone player since his youth and in many bands through his years. I met Ace after … Continue reading Snapshot: Ace Barton

AppleValley Jam Sessions

AppleValley Jam Sessions By Mitzi Beliveau Its been a year since this jam session started at the Apple Valley, Minnesota Legion. Leading this jam session is Ace Barton with, Steve Meyer, Bill Swanson, Jim Meier, and many other very talented musicians and singers. Here are a few videos to watch on Facebook that I have … Continue reading AppleValley Jam Sessions

The Apple Jam

The Apple Jam By Mitzi Beliveau The Apple Jam is a Jam Session at the Apple Valley American Legion 1776 in Apple Valley MN. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood is a gem. The American Legion 1776 not only welcomes the vets home from the war but welcomes the area population and the music community. On … Continue reading The Apple Jam