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Bell Bank Helps Local Stars Shine

Bell Bank is a proud sponsor of Trollwood Performing Arts School.

“It’s pretty amazing to see your child in the orchestra or on stage. The experience gives them a boost of confidence. I am in awe of the kids and what they can do. Trollwood is such a creative outlet for all of them. It’s a very worthwhile experience for all of the kids involved.” – Andrew Kalvoda, virtual bank service consultant, whose kids are involved with Trollwood Performing Arts School


Trollwood Performing Arts School

The Need

Trollwood Performing Arts School, located at Bluestem Center for the Arts in Moorhead, Minn., provides arts education and performance programs for students ages 6-20. The experiences help students learn valuable skills, such as leadership, creativity, communication and collaboration. Trollwood also provides high-quality entertainment for the community. Contributions help keep the school running. Gate receipts and contributions make up about half of the organization’s annual operating budget.

The Impact

Bell Bank has proudly supported Trollwood Performing Arts School for decades and is a major contributor to the organization. Our employees also volunteer behind the scenes, and some of their kids are involved in this summer’s Mainstage Musical production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!

Congratulations and ‘break a leg’ to the following cast members, who are kids of Bell employees:

Madison Inman (silly girl, ensemble, student leader for stage manager): Gary & Jill Inman

Konner Doucette (Maurice): Brian & Annette Doucette

Jordan Kalvoda (ensemble, orchestra): Andrew & Anja Kalvoda

Jacob Kalvoda (orchestra/electric bass guitar & tuba): Andrew & Anja Kalvoda

Gretchen Schrock (orchestra/clarinet): Sheri & James Schrock

Eliza Snortland* (vocal director): Julie and the late Mickey Snortland

* This is Eliza’s fourth year as Trollwood’s vocal director. She served as the vocal director’s assistant in 2012 when she was a student and officially joined the artistic team in 2013.

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