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2014 Air Guitar Championship

On occasion, we like to break from the serious nature of music ministry (because we are always so serious) to report on a lighter topic: The 2014 CTI Air Guitar Championship.
 
Each summer the small town of Willmar, MN doubles in size for a weekend to host Sonshine Music Festival.  CTI has been privileged to partner with the organizers of Sonshine by having a booth in the exhibit hall.  It is a great opportunity to connect with music lovers that travel from all of the US (and Canada) to see acts like: Switchfoot, Thousand Foot Krutch, Kari Jobe, and August Burns Red.  
 
For the last few years, we have hosted an Air Guitar Competition at our booth on the final day of the festival.  This year's competition was particularly fierce as a South Dakotan faced a Minnesotan in the final round.  The proverbial trophy (indeed proverbial, because we are too cheap to hand out a real one) went to Brandon from South Dakota.  
 
Check out some pictures (below) of the competition and be sure to join us for the 2015 Championship next year at Sonshine. 
 
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Final Preparations

 

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Yesterday evening the teams had their last chance to play their instruments before flying out of country. Team Guatemala started off the night followed by Singapore. If you didn’t get a chance to see the concert you can find the recording on our live stream at www.ustream.tv/search?q=ctimusic.  Today is our final day with the teams before sending them to the airport. The day consists of mostly flight packing and eating but also a commissioning service later in the evening. Team Singapore will be the first of our teams to depart (leaving Willmar at 7:00PM tonight). Guatemala gets one more night at their host homes before departing at 8:00AM tomorrow. Join us in prayer while these teams take the good news of the Gospel overseas.

  

Here are some shots from the evening.

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Round Two Send Off Concert

Joinsite Round Two Send-off Concert Slide

Training is coming to an end as teams are getting geared up to go overseas. Teams only have one more day of rehearsal before setting up for their send off concert Tuesday, July 15th (6:30CST). The teams only have one more day here on the training site, which consists mostly of flight packing and then it’s to the airport! Don’t forget to tune and join us for there send off concert at Willmar CRC or http://ctimusic.org/live. Streaming will begin at 6:25CST and the concert will start at 6:30CST.

Mainsite Round Two Send-off Concert Slide

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