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Bringing Seward Concert Band into the Community

As a lifelong band geek, I find a lot of joy playing in the Seward Concert Band. We’re a low-key group that has a lot of talent, which means we get to play some really awesome music. From super traditional Gustav Holst suites to crazy modern Maslanka symphonies, we hit on a bit of everything the concert band repertoire has to offer. In learning all of this music, we exercise our minds and our fingers to become better musicians. On top of all of those wonderful qualities, we also get to hang out with some really cool people and eat tasty treats at break time. It’s really the best of all worlds. Continue reading Bringing Seward Concert Band into the Community

Support the Seward Concert Band this Holiday Season

While we are only a few months into our 41st season, the Seward Concert Band is already seeing it as a season of growth. Under the direction of Cassandra Bechard, we have expanded our mission, bringing our music into senior communities with each performance cycle. By providing live music to the community we are creating happiness for others, giving our members and audiences a chance to create bonds that can last a lifetime, and give others something to look forward to!

With the rising cost of music, storage rental fees, and equipment, it takes a lot to keep the organization thriving and to keep expanding our reach. This is where your help is needed.

Your financial support will make sure that the Seward Concert Band can continue providing quality live music to our community, and our board has created a funding match to make your support go even further this month.

The Seward Concert Band Board will match the first $1000 donated through December 31.

Help us reach our goal by donating today. Your donation may even be doubled, as the Seward Concert Band board has pledged to match the first $1000 in donations.

You will not only feel good about making sure the band is able to continue but you also are helping others get happiness by making sure the band continues to make beautiful music!

Thank you for your support! We truly could not do this without you!

Jordon Schram
Seward Concert Band
Board President

Fall Concert Series

Join the Seward Concert Band as we celebrate fall with our first performances of the 2017-2018 season.

Edinborough Park – Sunday, October 22

The Seward Concert Band will provide a community performance at Edinborough Park in Edina on Sunday, October 22. Our performance begins at 7pm, and this is a great venue for the whole family.

Sanford Middle – Friday, November 3

The Seward Concert Band invites our community to our formal, season opening concert on Friday, November 3 at Sanford Middle School in Minneapolis. Our performance begins at 7:30 PM in the auditorium. Suggested donations are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 students and children.

Tentative Program

  • Thunder and Blazes  (or Entry of the Gladiators) by Julius Fučík
  • Hobbits from “Lord of the Rings Symphony” by Johan de Meij
  • Cinderella Waltz by Richard Rogers
  • Irish Tune from County Derry by Percy Aldridge Grainger
  • Suite of Old American Dances Robert Russell Bennett
  • Apollo March by Anton Bruckner

Rehearsals Begin September 7

The Seward Concert Band is excited to welcome everyone back for another fantastic season!

Please join us at Bethel Lutheran Church in Minneapolis on Thursday, September 7 at 6:50 PM. Please bring a music stand with you as there will be limited shared stands available.

Due to construction at several local high schools, the Seward Concert Band board of directors is still working to finalize rehearsal venues for the season. The board is evaluating options for the rest of the year, and they will keep the band posted as news develops.

Our new director, Cassandra Bechard has an exciting season for us, taking the band through music both familiar and new. Please join us and help us create a fabulous forty-first season!