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'Concerts in the Park' Kicks-Off With Richfield Symphonic Band

Richfield's Concerts in the Park summer concert series gets underway for the season with a performance from the Richfield Symphonic Band.

The performed at Thursday evening under the lead of Conductor Paul Maybery as the first performance in Richfield's *Concerts in the Park series.

The concert opened with Herbert's "The President's March" and played selections of various styles  including fox trot, waltz, classical, patriotic selections including "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa, and even a solo with Dennis Opland playing the euphonium

The audience enjoyed the show from lawn chairs, blankets, or just a nice spot on the grass. The atmosphere was relaxed and there was plenty of room to stretch out and get comfortable. 

The Concerts in the Park series is sponsored by * and will feature performances at 7 p.m. every Thursday night at Augsburg Park until Aug. 11. For the Music in the Park Summer Schedule, click here. In addition, Richfield Arts Commission members lend a helping hand to city staff and performers.

Editor's Note: Richfield-Bloomington Credit Union is the sponsor of the series, arts commission members serve as helpers and hosts. Also, the series is "Concerts in the Park," not "Music in the Park"

Judy Goebel June 10, 2011 at 02:16 PM
CORRECTION: The concerts are generously sponsored by the Richfield Bloomington Credit Union. The Arts Commission members serve as volunteer hosts, helping performers with logistics, assisting paid city staff and selling refreshments.
Caitlin Burgess June 10, 2011 at 02:51 PM
Hi there Judy. I apologize for the error. It's been fixed. Thanks for reading!

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