2024 Band Alumni Summer Band

UMBAS Concert Band performing at an outdoor venue.
UMBAS Band performance at Centennial Lakes in Edina.

Band Alumni Summer Band

A community concert band-style ensemble that performs several outdoor concerts in the Twin Cities area each summer. The band is composed of approximately 125 people, including current U of M students, alumni, and others that may or may not have previous affiliation with the U of M.

Rehearsal Details

The band rehearses on Wednesday evenings. As of now, all rehearsals will be held either outside on the West Plaza or in the Marching Band Main Rehearsal Hall at Huntington Bank Stadium (HBS) on the campus of the University of Minnesota from 6-9pm. You can enter through the marching band entrance, located inside the Pope County entrance on the North side of the stadium.

We are flexible with scheduling conflicts, since summer is frequently a time of traveling and activities. I will ask that you try to be present at as many rehearsals as possible, since it is still our intent to be able to play great music at a high level. A specific request in this regard would be to make sure that if you need to miss a rehearsal that it not be a rehearsal immediately before a concert – unless you are also not available to attend that concert.

Parking is available right outside the stadium ($1 an hour), but other parking and transit options are always utilized by our members. Events held near the stadium could effect the parking rate. Check the Parking & Transportation website often.

Rehearsal Dates

Wednesday 5/29 Rehearsal; 6-9pm; MRH, Huntington Bank Stadium
Wednesday 6/5 Rehearsal; 6-9pm; MRH, Huntington Bank Stadium
Wednesday 6/12 Rehearsal; 6-9pm; MRH, Huntington Bank Stadium
Thursday 6/20 Rehearsal; 6-9pm; MRH, Huntington Bank Stadium
Wednesday 6/26 Rehearsal; 6-9pm; MRH, Huntington Bank Stadium
Wednesday 7/10 Rehearsal; 6-9pm; MRH, Huntington Bank Stadium
Wednesday 7/17 Rehearsal; 6-9pm; MRH, Huntington Bank Stadium


Thursday, June 27, 2024                   St. Louis Park Middle School Performing Arts Center, 7pm
Thursday, July 11, 2024 Northrop Plaza Performance; 7pm
Thursday, July 18, 2024 St. Paul Cathedral Performance; 7pm


Our overall instrumentation will affect the concert repertoire that will be chosen for this season. Music will be sent out via email prior to the first rehearsal.

Traditional Music

Star Spangled Banner
Minnesota Rouser
Minnesota March
Go Gopher Victory
MN Fight
Our MN
Battle Hymn of the Republic             Hail! MN

Concert Band Repertoire

On Parade; Alrdidge, Amanda C.E. 
Halcyon Hearts; Copley, Katahj 
1st Suite in Eb; Holst, Gustaf
Overture to "Candide"; Bernstein, Leonard/ arr. Clare Grundman
The Thunderer; Sousa, John Phillip
Arabesque; Hazo, Samuel
Gopher Variations; Root, Thomas 
Terpsichorean Dances; Blackshaw, Jodie


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