First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band

Trombone Player
Blazing trumpets, screaming woodwinds and thundering drums make up the sensational sound of the First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band. Sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department since 1973, the First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band performs in local parks and throughout the metro area.

4th of July Performance


The First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band performs the evening of July 4th before the sky lights up. The music begins at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks, sponsored by Fairview Southdale Hospital, begin at 10 p.m. The First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band has been playing at the Fourth of July celebration at Rosland Park before the fireworks since 1970.

Torchlight Concert


The band tops off Lighthouse Night at Centennial Lakes Park each year with a concert at 8:30 p.m. Lighthouse Night traditionally is the second Sunday in August.

Centennial Lakes Parks Concerts


The band plays at 7 p.m. the second Sunday of each month during the summer.  See the park's entertainment schedule (PDF) for dates and details.

All Edina concerts by the band are free to attend. 

Additional Information


For more information or to see a listing of upcoming concerts, visit the First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band website.
First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band