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Concerts Canceled – Season Suspended

It’s with heavy heart that the Seward Concert Band made the decision this evening to suspend the remainder of our season indefinitely.

We will be canceling the performances we had scheduled for this weekend – March 13 and 14 – and we will suspend rehearsals immediately. We hope for our community and our world that the coronavirus is contained soon.

Should the situation improve enough for the band to feel it is safe to resume rehearsals, we will inform our musicians via email, website, and social media. Otherwise, we hope to see everyone again in the fall.

Thank you for your support this season.



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Seward Concert Band Hits the Red Carpet

Join the Seward Concert Band as it rolls out the red carpet for stars of the silver screen. You will hear gems by John Williams and Disney Studio song smiths as well as orchestral classics which were cast in big screen roles. All this in the luxurious sound you get only with live music. Bring your date and spend a night at the movies!

Join the Seward Concert Band for their formal concert on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 PM at Sanford Middle School at 3524 42nd Avenue South in Minneapolis. Suggested donations are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 students and children.

The band will reprise the performance on Saturday, March 14 as part of Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Second Saturday Music series. The performance begins at 3pm, and donations will support both the Seward Concert Band and Bethel’s music program. Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 4120 17th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407 .

Tentative Program:

  • Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms
  • Sheep May Safely Graze by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • The Cowboys by John Williams
  • How to Train Your Dragon by John Powell
  • Irish Washerwoman by Leroy Anderson
  • Mighty Fortress is Our God by Martin Luther
  • Finlandia by Jean Sibelius
  • Disney at the Movies arranged by John Higgins

Welcome to Our New Director

Christopher Gough is joining the Seward Concert Band as our newest director.

Christopher Gough

The Seward Concert Band is thrilled to welcome our thirteenth director, Christopher Gough, to lead us beginning this September.

Christopher is energized by the possibility of working with a group of musicians who share a passion for lifelong involvement in the arts. Gough also looks forward to working in collaboration with band leadership to create performance opportunities that are rewarding for all involved, bringing together the goals of growing our band and spreading the joy of music throughout our community. Continue reading Welcome to Our New Director