Wieser brothers provide musical
treat for St. Anthony,
LEOTI -- Parishoners at St. Anthony of Padua Parish were recently treated to a musical addition to their regular liturgy. Bagpipers Dan and Mike Wieser (left) of Topeka were in Leoti to visit their grandparents, Lawrence and Margaret Wieser, and provided a unique musical offering during a Mass celebrated by Father Benjamin Martin (center).
Following Mass, the brothers provided a concert for the entire community, much to the delight of those attending. The two young men also answered many questions about their musical craft, and educated those present about the history of bagpipes, the costume, etc....
Janelle Downs, co-chair of the liturgy committee at St. Anthony, said, “Having them at St. Anthony’s was a real treat, as most of us in this part of the country do not have the opportunity to hear this instrument played in person.”