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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.

If you’d like to join our mailing list — US Mail and/or email — click here. Thank you!

Medalist Alumni Band Concert

Next season Medalist Concert Band will celebrate its 50th anniversary! We're going to begin the celebration this summer with an Alumni Band Concert at Normandale Lake Bandshell on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. A picnic will follow the concert—details to come!

If you are a Medalist Band alumnus, please click here to RSVP. If you're in contact with a Medalist alumnus, please pass this information on to him or her. We look forward to hearing from you!


2017-2018 Schneider Theater Concert Series

The dates and themes of our Schneider Theater Concert Series are listed below.
TICKETS may be purchased online, by phone (952-563-8575), or at the door.

If you'd like to join our mailing list (email or US Mail),
please send your name and address information to:
medalistband1968@gmail.com

Sunday, March 4 | 4 p.m.
Create a Concert!

Join audience members in choosing what pieces the band will perform. Vote for your favorites!

Tickets: Adults $17
Seniors and students: $15

Sunday, May 20 | 4 p.m.
Scandi-hoo-via!

Enjoy the rich musical heritage of Scandinavia and perhaps embrace your own heritage as well.

Tickets: Adults $17
Seniors and students: $15

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.

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Music for a Festival: 5•21•17

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John Williams —The Mozart of the Movies: 3•5•17

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Sounds of the Season: 12•18•16

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American Celebrations: 2016•11•13

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