Special to the Times-Record
The Maasjo Sisters from the Valley City and Fingal area will be sharing their talents at the final evening of music on the Courthouse lawn on Wednesday, August 8 at 7:15 p.m.
The Maasjo sisters, Sandy Maasjo, Shirley Buttke, and Carol Thibeault, were raised on a farm southwest of Fingal, North Dakota. The daughters of Orvis and Ella Maasjo, the sisters all attended and graduated from Fingal High School. The Maasjo family has a history of musical talent and these Maasjo sisters were each very musically inclined and not until after the High School years did they actually get together one day, preparing to sing solos in church, when they thought they would actually try singing together as a trio, just as an experiment. Well, as the saying goes, “the rest is history!” Realizing for the first time they could actually harmonize together, the Maasjo Sisters Trio was born!
Since that time, the sisters have throughout the years sang as a trio for various church events, weddings, anniversaries, funerals, community events, outdoor mini concerts, talent competitions and shows. They also sang with the band, “Old Hat” for a few years whose members were from the Enderlin/Lisbon, ND area.
The sisters have a long history of singing together and continue to this day. They enjoy singing all types of music and hope to continue to grow musically as a trio. The sisters all presently live in the Valley City/Fingal area.
Music at the courthouse is sponsored by the Valley City Parks & Recreation District, Bridges Arts Council & KOVC - Dakota Country. A free will offering is taken in support of “Saving the Bandshell.”. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the City Auditorium.