Dave Stordalen, St James resident and local teacher, was appointed Commander of the 34th Infantry Division’s “Red Bull” Band on March 1st. Warrant Officer One Stordalen is in his 26th year of service in the Army National Guard and has transferred from the North Dakota National Guard as of March 1.
Dave and his family have lived in the area since 1999, so Dave would go to Fargo, ND at least once a month to fulfill his guard obligation.
“It is an extreme honor to be given the opportunity to command the Soldiers of the Red Bull Band. The band and the 34th Division are legendary. It’s great to become a part of that history,” Stordalen said regarding his appointment.
The 34th Infantry Division Jazz Band will be in town to perform during the St. James All-School Reunion. They will present a full evening of classic and modern jazz band music on June 21, at 7:30 pm at the American Legion in St. James. Admission is free to the public.