The Seward Concert Band was thrilled to continue the tradition of performing at the Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery’s annual Memorial Day ceremony – especially this year, on the 150th anniversary of the observance. Continue reading Celebrating Memorial Day
The Seward Concert Band welcomes our friends and neighbors to celebrate the energy of the changing seasons with our 2018 season finale series. This June, we’ll be playing pieces that bring out the energy of the early summer and celebrate community. Continue reading 2018 Season Finale Series
The Seward Concert Band invites you to our Spring Concert on Friday, March 23. This concert series features a challenging and exciting set of works to entertain our community.
Join us at Sanford Middle School in Minneapolis on Friday, March 23 at 7:30 PM. Our performance begins at 7:30 PM in the auditorium. Suggested donations are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 students and children. Continue reading 2018 Spring Concert Series
The Seward Concert Band invites you to come out of the cold for an evening of music and community at our 2018 Winter Concert. Director Cassandra Bechard’s inspiration for the “Sounds of Winter” concert was to capture the feeling of winter and all of the season’s festivities in a variety of historical periods. Continue reading 2018 Winter Concert
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.
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.
- 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