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Irma Allen to be guest piano soloist with WDC band

When Irma Allen sits at the piano, her fingers glide effortlessly up and down the keys. Playing is second nature to her. After all, she’s been at it for more than 87 years.

“I started piano lessons when I was in first grade and continued through 12th grade. My senior recital was in Wadena Memorial Auditorium in 1938,” recalls the 93-year-old Allen.

Allen will be the guest piano soloist at the Wadena Deer Creek senior high band concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the middle/high school gymnasium.

Allen, who grew up and attended school in Wadena, started teaching the neighbor kids piano lessons when she was in high school. She credits her high school piano teacher, Doris Eleanor Geer, for instilling the passion for music in her.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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