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S.R. No. 126, as introduced: 90th Legislative Session (2017-2018) Posted on February 20, 2018

1.1A Senate resolution
1.2honoring Destiny Band.
1.3WHEREAS, Destiny Band is a Hmong-American pop band formed in Minnesota in 1999
1.4consisting of five members: Kace Vang (lead singer), Blaize Vang (bass), Cha Vang (drummer),
1.5Chong Vang (keyboard), and Niko Vang (guitar); and
1.6WHEREAS, their compilations include six albums. Some of their top hit songs include:
1.7"Hmo No," "Just for Love," "Hli Xiab," "Tus Kuv Nco," and "Siab Nyob Ua Ke"; and
1.8WHEREAS, since 2000, Destiny Band has performed throughout the United States, has
1.9been featured in community media such as Hmong magazines, local newspapers, and media outlets,
1.10and was awarded the Pioneer Musical Award of 2000 by Lao Family Foundation; and
1.11WHEREAS, Destiny Band has volunteered to play at various venues such as Hmong New
1.12Year celebrations, community fund-raising events, and City Parade Show and, in 2008, Destiny
1.13Band was invited to perform for the "We R the Hmong" concert in Chiang Mai, Thailand; and
1.14WHEREAS, in 2012, Destiny Band received the Hmong Music Award for Soft Rock Category
1.15for Wicked Mayhem; and
1.16WHEREAS, in 2016, Destiny Band hosted a free concert in St. Paul to honor and celebrate
1.17the 40th year of the Hmong diaspora. This concert featured Tik Shiro, one of Thailand's legendary
1.18artists; and
1.19WHEREAS, Destiny Band's music has reached and influenced many people in the world
1.20across multiple generations, cultivating and encouraging talent in music and art; and
1.21WHEREAS, Destiny Band has used these talents and skills to create a platform for community
1.22leadership; and
2.1NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the State of Minnesota that it
2.2celebrates Destiny Band's accomplishments and contributions to the community and commends
2.3them as the most established Hmong-American band in Minnesota.
2.4BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate is directed to prepare an
2.5enrolled copy of this resolution, to be authenticated by the Secretary's signature and that of the
2.6Chair of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, and transmit it to Destiny Band.
Cal R. LudemanSecretary of the Senate Paul E. GazelkaChair, Senate Committee onRules and Administration
Foung HawjState Senator, District 67

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