Summer means busy performance schedule for Minneapolis Police Band  

Spring and summer mark the busiest season for the Minneapolis Police Band. If you’d like to catch one of their concerts, here is their summer schedule.

Lake Harriet bandshell
4105 W. Lake Harriet Parkway
Sunday, June 10
5:30 p.m.

Northeast Parade
Central Ave.
from 28th St. to 14th St.
Tuesday, June 19
6:30 p.m.

Sunrise Assisted Living
4950 Olson Memorial Hwy., Golden Valley
Thursday, July 12
7 p.m.

Roseville Central Park
2540 N. Lexington Ave., Roseville
Sunday, July 15
6:30 p.m.

Aquatennial Torchlight Parade
Downtown Minneapolis on Hennepin Ave.
Wednesday, July 18
8:30 p.m.

Apple Valley Villa
14610 Garrett Ave.
, Apple Valley
Thursday, July 26
7:15 p.m.

Centennial Lakes
7499 France Ave. S., Edina
Sunday, July 29
7 p.m.

St. Anthony Parade
Location not available at this time
Friday, Aug. 3
7 p.m.

Formed in 1917, the band was initially composed of police officers only. In 1919, civilian members were allowed to join the ranks, and in 1969 the first women were admitted. The band's first parade was in the Armistice Day Parade November, 1918.  In 2007 the Minneapolis Police Band was inducted into the Minnesota State Music Hall of Fame. The marching band has been the official escort band for the Minneapolis Aquatennial Parade since the parade began in 1940.

For more information about the band, visit their website.

If you think you might be interested in joining, call (612) 673-5717 or come sit in on a rehearsal. The Police Band rehearses most Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the 5th Precinct, 3101 Nicollet Ave. S. Band members promise you’ll find a casual and friendly group.

 

 

Published Jun 6, 2012