The 1st JPSMB was formed in 1970 by a group of graduating Edina High School band members with the purchase of 50 used band uniforms and $30.00 worth of marches. The Band was brought into the sponsorship of the City of Edina Parks and Recreation Department in 1973 and has enjoyed their support up to the present time. Band members come from throughout the Twin Cities area and rehearse once a week. A different one hour "show" is presented on the last Sunday of the month September through May at their home venue, the Edinborough Park Indoor Amphitheatre. Ten concerts are performed throughout the Twin Cities during the summer. John Philip Sousa Memorial Band celebrates its 21st annual September concert (on September 23rd at 8 pm) in a new location, the Ives Auditorium in the brand new Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center. With 40 musicians, the JPS Memorial Band recaptures the spirit of bands at the turn of the twentieth century when they were an integral part of the community.
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