The Medalist Band

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The Medalist Concert Band, a volunteer group composed of 70 Twin Cities–area musicians, was founded in the fall of 1968. The primary purposes for the band were and remain (1) to provide adult musicians with an opportunity to perform; (2) to provide Bloomington and the surrounding area with outstanding musical concerts; and (3) to provide young musicians with a model of music as a lifelong hobby.

Since its founding, the Medalist Concert Band has given over 750 performances, many of them with high school and college bands, at summer concerts-in-the-park, and in church-sponsored programs. In addition, the band has distinguished itself through invitational appearances at such prestigious events as the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Music Educators National Conference, and the Minnesota Music Educators Association.

The Medalist Concert Band is proud to have earned a reputation as "one of foremost community bands in the nation," as described by the National Band Association. The band was the 1996 recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Silver Scroll Award, which is given annually to the top two community bands in the United States.

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2015-2016 Schneider Theater Concert Series

Join us for our 2015-2016 Schneider Theater Concert Series. TICKETS may be purchased online, by phone (952-563-8575), or at the door. $14 Adults, $12 Seniors & Students (under 25)

February 28, 2016 | 4:00 pm
How "Suite" It Is!

Some of the best-loved compositions for band are suites: sets of pieces of varying character played in succession. Join the us in exploring this musical genre. Click here to download a flyer for this concert.
May 15, 2016 | 4:00 pm
Hands Across the Sea
John Philip Sousa's "Hands Across the Sea" march provides the theme for this concert, which includes selections from around the globe. Also featured is the winner of this year's Earl C. Benson Concerto Competition.

Schneider Theater | 1800 West Old Shakopee Road | Bloomington MN 55431


Upcoming Performances

Sun, Feb 28th @ 4:00pm'
Series Concert: How "Suite" It Is!

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