Let’s Roll!

The old choir tour bus has more than 2 million miles on it and the maintenance is starting to add up.  It has served the choir well for five years, carrying the boys to the World Choir Games, Mount Rushmore, the “Westward Ho!” and “Big River” summer tours, and to many local concerts and weekend tours. But it’s time for something a little more reliable.

Bus flyerThe choir has an opportunity to purchase a newer bus (in the photo above) that has only one-quarter as many miles and is in much better condition. To pay for the new bus, the choir is “selling” seats, just as we did with the old bus.

The cost per seat is $300 (a tax-deductible charitable donation), and the names of all donors will be placed on a plaque at the front of the bus, alongside the plaque from the old bus. Of course you are welcome to “buy” more than one seat!  :) 

In order to make this work, we need to receive your contribution by the end of this month, September 30. This newer bus will be able to carry the choir for many years to come. Will you consider helping the boys with this important investment?

You can donate online using our secure PayPal donations account (click the Donate button below).  Or you can mail a check to our P.O. Box (see the Contact Us page).  Please add a note in the special instructions or on the memo line that your donation is for the bus.

Let’s keep the boys rolling. Thank you!

If you have questions, contact staff@nsbc-mn.org.

Fall registration night 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Immanuel United Methodist Church
10025 Brockton Lane, Corcoran, MN


You can register online but the medical/media release form must be
notarized Tuesday night at the church (Crystal Rossow is a notary).
All boys must register each fall.

Cadet Choir rehearsal is 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Viking Choir rehearsal is 6:30 to 8:00 pm
(Music Magic and Kantorei start next Tuesday, Sep 12)

NSBC information for new families 2017:

NSBC info for new families screenshotRegister here for the North Star Boys Choir!

Register for the 2017 summer day camp

Register here for the Summer Day Camp!

NSBC day camp flyer 2017Register here for day camp

* Learn European boy-choir singing techniques *
* Games, crafts, swimming field trip *
* Ride the official tour bus *
* Day camp T-shirt included *
* Family concert and potluck Friday evening *

Mon-Fri, Aug 21-25, 2017
9 am – 2 pm for ages 5-7
9 am – 2 pm for ages 8-12
$45 for the week (due on the first day)

Open to all boys age 5 to 12

Spring concert 2017 for all choirs

Get your spring concert tickets here!

Big River spring concertCLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS

Spring Concert and Bake Sale
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Bake sale at 2:00 p.m.  /  Concert at 3:00 p.m.  /  Dessert reception at 5:00 p.m.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church
7401 County Rd. 101, Maple Grove, MN
Get directions

Order tickets online through May 20
Adults $15  /  Seniors and students $10  /  Children $5
> Get tickets here <

Tickets at the door on May 21:
Adults $18  /  Seniors and students $12  /  Children $6

“Already for the second time
young American singers were guests of the Suhl Boys’ Choir.

Their excellent concert in the Hauptkirche was enthusiastically received.”
– Freies Wort, Suhl, Germany

The North Star Boys’ Choir was founded in 2011 and has its roots in the European boy choir tradition. It is linked to that tradition through the Artistic Director Francis Stockwell and the Executive Director Craig “Andy” Anderson, whose many years of working together in choral direction has resulted in a unique and musically powerful partnership. Mr. Stockwell, who studied in England, Germany, and Austria, and worked with the Vienna Choir Boys, is internationally recognized for his ability to guide boys to the heights of musical excellence and with them to craft the celebrated Viennese sound so noted for its brilliance, clarity, richness, and tonal range. Mr. Anderson, the Founding Director of the well-known and award-winning Land of Lakes Choir Boys also studied in Vienna, and has 35 years of experience working with boys in choral musical development and character building. He has extensive choral program experience, having served in posts as Executive Director, General Prefect, and Principal Choral Director.

The North Star Boys’ Choir is devoted to the traditional boy choir repertoire including sacred music of all periods, dating back to the 5th century, classical works, spirituals, and folk music from around the world. The hauntingly-beautiful sound of the North Star Boys’ Choir results, in large part, from the centuries old European voice training technique which Mr. Stockwell mastered while working in Vienna. Mr. Stockwell is one of a handful of voice trainers around the world who has preserved and currently practices this technique. The North Star Boys’ Choir was founded, in part, to provide an enduring American home for this rare and beautiful musical legacy.

Providing a well rounded experience for the choirboys is a significant part of the program, and is realized through a wide range of recreational and character building opportunities, including overnights and outings, Choir Camp, tours, both national and international, and competitions. Training is provided in manners, deportment, and leadership, which readies the boys for success in concert and tour settings, as well as in future life. The virtues of honor, integrity, and perseverance are represented by the three stars on the choir emblem and instilled in the boys throughout their choirboy careers.


Please email us at staff@nsbc.org
or call us at 763-221-9466 with any questions or comments.




Join the North Star Boys’ Choir!

Your boy can be part of Minnesota’s renowned boy-choir tradition.

  • Award-winning European sound.
  • Open to boys age 5 to 12+.
  • No previous musical experience required.
  • Learn proper vocal and breathing techniques.
  • Practice good manners and respect toward others.
  • Rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Corcoran/Maple Grove (10025 Brockton Lane).

To learn more read the short, two-page Information for New Families (pdf).

NSBC info for new families screenshotThe two-page pdf above should answer most of your questions about the choir.  If you still have questions, we’d love to answer them for you!  Send an email to staff@nsbc-mn.org or call us at (763) 221-9466.

“The beautiful sound of a boy’s voice is with him only a very short time, so don’t delay.”

When your boy is ready to be sing with the North Star Boys’ Choir, fill out the online registration form.  We look forward to having him sing with us.  Thank you!