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Classical Notes: July 21, 2006 Archive

Cow, Colleges, and Village Band Concerts

Posted at 8:43 PM on July 21, 2006 by John Zech
Filed under: Concerts

In the summertime you can find a lot of concerts in the parks of our region, but next week in Northfield you can hear band concerts the way they would have been given more than a century ago.

The Vintage Band Festival will feature more than 15 European and American bands with over 40 outdoor concerts in four days. Each day begins with noon concerts in several city parks, with continuous music into the night.

These are very experienced bandsmen (and women??) who wear period band uniforms and play authentic period instruments.

As an old bandsman myself, I wanted to give you the heads up on what promises to be quite a festival in a lovely town just south of the Twin Cities. You can find out the complete list of ensembles, schedules, etc. at their website.

Maybe I'll see you there!