Medalist Concert Band

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 850 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.

To learn more about Medalist Concert Band, please contact Jerry Luckhardt, conductor and artistic director.

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2016-17 Schneider Theater Concert Series

Join us for our 2016-2017 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)

Sunday, November 13, 2016
4:00 pm
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SUNDAY, december 18, 2016
4:00 PM

Enjoy all of your favorites, both traditional carols and modern classics, in this popular holiday program.

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SUNDAY, March 5, 2017
4:00 PM

Think of a movie with a great theme song, and chances are, it was written by award-winning composer John Williams. Enjoy music from Indiana Jones, Star Wars, E.T., and more!

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
4:00 PM

Music is at the center of every festival, whether a small-town Fourth of July or a royal coronation. The featured soloist at this concert is the winner of the 2017 Earl C. Benson Concerto Competition.

Past seasons: RepeRtoire

Medalist Band performs at the Schneider Theater four times each year in themed concerts.
We've listed the themes and repertoire for each of these concerts here.


Hands Across the Sea: 2016•05•15

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How "Suite" It Is: 2016•02•28

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Sounds of the Season: 2015•12•20

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The Greatest Generation: 11•15•15

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