Minot City Band takes on Oak Park

The Minot City Band, under the direction of Joseph Alme, will present the second and third concerts of the band’s 98th season on Sunday. Both performances will be held at the Oak Park Band Shell with the first starting at 4 p.m. and the evening concert at 7 p.m.

The Minot City Band was started in 1921 by C. G. Humphries with the purpose of not only providing entertainment at civic and community functions, but to also offer opportunities for community music to young and old alike. They do this through the medium of wind and percussion instruments.

Over the years, the band has performed for the North Dakota State Fair, Minot Air Force Base, International Peace Garden, Downtown Minot, and area retirement homes, as well as numerous park and community engagements.

Compositions for the Sunday concerts will include “A Festive Overture,” by Alfred Reed, “A Symphonic Suite,” by Clifton Williams, “Rush Street Tarantella,” by Paul Yoder, “Midway Concert March,” by John Williams, “Fandango,” by Frank Perkins, “Selections from Mary Poppins,” arranged by Ted Rieke, “Sea Songs,” by Ralph Vaugn Williams and “The Thunderer,” by John Philip Sousa.

Both concerts are free and open to the public.