Minneapolis Police Band performances

If you’d like to catch a performance of the Minneapolis Police Band, here are a few of their upcoming performances:

St. Therese at Oxbow
5200 Oak Grove Parkway, Brooklyn Park
Thursday, Dec. 6
7 p.m.

Holidazzle Parade
Downtown Minneapolis on Nicollet Mall
Friday, Dec. 7
6:30 p.m.

Mall of America – Sears Court
Bloomington
Thursday, Dec. 13

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.

 

Published Nov. 21, 2012