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Photo by Dana Pavek Warren Hartman has been a practicing musician since the age of 10, and still plays with the Wadena Community Band at age 78.

Dr. Warren Hartman: Wadena's music man

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At the age of 10, Warren Hartman's mother and father surprised their young son with a special gift. Decades later, Hartman is still reaping the benefits of his parent's generous gesture -- the gift of music.


"My mom and dad bought me a trombone when I was in fifth grade," Hartman, 78, said as he pulled the shiny brass instrument from its weathered case. "I have two other trombones, but this one -- it's special."

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