Being part of the South Dakota Mines music family continues after graduation. Our music alumni maintain close ties, creating professional and personal networks that continue to benefit them.

Eight alumni singers accompanied the South Dakota Mines choirs on their first European concert tour in 1989, and the tradition has continued ever since. In 1993, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2009 choirs composed of both students and alumni performed in Rapid City and on tours to Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Ireland, winning awards and acclaim.

In 1999, the Alumni and Friends Choir, a vocal ensemble open to alumni, spouses, and friends of South Dakota Mines Music, was formalized and has developed a set of repertory that they have since performed at campus reunions, spring choral concerts, and special performance events in the U.S. and abroad.

A&F Choir Performances

2013: Rapid City, SD - 80 alumni performed at the spring concert in celebration of Dr. Feiszli's thirty years at South Dakota Mines
2004: Bellevue, WA – Meydenbauer Center
2002: Minneapolis, MN – Westwood Lutheran Church
2002: Rapid City, SD – South Dakota Mines Spring Concert
2001: Fort Collins, CO – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
2001: Italy – Concert Tour
2000: Denver, CO – Moses Hogan Festival
2000: Rapid City, SD – South Dakota Mines Five-Year Reunion

The High Energy Machine (THEM)

Established in 1984 as a 1950s do-wop music group, THEM was soon performing in nearly every venue available from the Governor’s Hunt Club Banquet in Pierre to European festivals. THEM now soldiers on as an alumni ensemble, appearing in European tours and maintaining an active social network.