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→
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→
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.
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.
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