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Celebrating the Close of our 40th Season

Founded in 1977, the Seward Concert Band has had a wonderful year strolling down memory lane. Now it’s time to close out our 40th Anniversary Season with four opportunities to share our music with our community.

The Seward Concert Band extends a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has performed with us or supported us over our last forty years. We would not be here without you. Please continue joining us for this concert series as well as those in our next forty years.

Memorial Day

The Seward Concert Band welcomes you to join us for our traditional, Memorial Day performance at Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery on Monday, May 29. The band will play a collection of patriotic pieces to remember those who gave their lives for our country and community.

The Seward Concert Band will begin playing at 9:40 AM, followed by a short program.

Season Finale Concert

Please join us for our formal season finale on Friday, June 2 at 7:30 PM at Washburn High School in Minneapolis. Our repertoire for the evening includes favorite pieces from our 40 year history, patriotic pieces featured at our Memorial Day concert, and we will play some new pieces as well.

Our performance begins at 7:30 PM in the auditorium. Suggested donations are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 students and children.

Minnehaha Falls Performance

Bring the whole family to hear the Seward Concert Band play in this beautiful venue. The Seward Concert Band performs on Wednesday, June 7 at 7pm at the Minnehaha Falls Bandshell (next to SeaSalt). This performance is free to the public, and it’s a great event for even our youngest fans.

St. Joan of Arc Performance

The Seward Concert is venturing to a new venue in the final performance of our 40th season. Join us at St. Joan of Arc Church in Minneapolis on Sunday, June 11 at 3 PM. The band looks forward to sharing their music and mission in this new venue and community.

Tentative Program

  • March from Symphonic Metamorphosis by Paul Hindemith
  • Children’s March by Percy Aldridge Grainger
  • Cape Brenton Postcard by Catherine McMichael
  •  Toccata by Girolamo Frescobaldi
  • The Symphonic Duke arranged by Tommy Newsom
  • Acrostic Song by David Del Tredici
  • The Minnesota March by John Philip Sousa
  • If Thou Be Near* by Johann Sebastian Bach
  •  Concord Village* by Charles Ives
  • The Star Spangled Banner* by Francis Scott Key
  • Armed Forces Salute* by Bob Lowen
  • America, the Beautiful* by Samuel Augustus Ward
  • God Bless America* by Irving Berlin

* Only likely at the Memorial Day performance