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:

Aquatennial Torchlight Parade
Downtown Minneapolis on Hennepin Ave.
Wednesday, July 20
8:30 p.m.

Keystone Assisted Living
3810 Alder Lane, Mendota Heights
Thursday, July 21
7 p.m.

Central Parks
2660 Civic Center Dr., Roseville
Sunday, July 24
6:30 p.m.

Normandale Bandshell
5901 W. 84 th St., Bloomington
Tuesday, July 26
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.

July 20, 2011

Published Jul. 20, 2011