The Minnesota State Band

Minnesota's Musical Tradition Since 1898
Celebrating our 125th Anniversary in 2023

Upcoming Concerts - more info
June 18th (Tues) at 7pm, North Branch Highschool

The Minnesota State Band is the Official Band of the State of Minnesota and has been in existence for over 125 years (since 1898). The band is the only remaining State Band in the United States. While at one time the band received funding from the State of Minnesota, the band is now operated as a non-profit organization with an all-volunteer membership. The Band has represented the State of Minnesota on six International Goodwill Tours since 1986. While international travel is important, the band sees its primary mission as providing high quality music to the residents of Minnesota.

Aerial photo of the band at Sauk Centre's Sinclair Lewis Park

The Minnesota State Band is funded in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature. Grants for FY 2023 and 2024 were approved in April in HF1999-3 (§74.16).


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