The 1st John Philip Sousa Memorial Band
The 1st JPSMB was formed in 1970 by a group of graduating Edina Minnesota 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 Dept. in 1973 and has enjoyed their support up to the present time. The 45 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.
The Band enjoys a large enthusiastic following attributable in part by the band's philosophy of playing what the audience likes to hear, and doing it with sincerety and a sense of great fun. The Concert Band STILL has the capacity to entertain and excite.