A Tradition and a Vision for the Future

Friends of the Band Shell Park

The Two Harbors City Band was organized in 1897 and is now entering its 121st year as a representative of the City of Two Harbors. Each summer the Band performs weekly concerts in the Paul Gauche Memorial Band Shell located in Thomas Owens Park in downtown Two Harbors. The Two Harbors City Band has a rich tradition of providing music from dedicated individuals and the music has been enhanced ever since the construction of the Band Shell in 1937. However, the Band Shell is now over 80 years old and is showing its age. The City Band is also currently without its own rehearsal and storage space. Because of the uncertainty of how long the City Band can continue to rehearse at the Two Harbors High School as well as store music, uniforms and equipment there, and due to potential structural issues with the Band Shell, a group of Two Harbors area citizens including members of the City Band have formed a committee named “Friends of the Band Shell Park” to explore long-term options to enhance Thomas Owens Park and the Band Shell. The committee will not only be looking at options to include rehearsal and storage space for the Band Shell, but also will consider the addition of public restrooms, handicap accessibility, and multi-use areas to be used by the entire community.

Help Support the Friends of the Band Shell Park

Our community is passionate about this project

Chris Swanson

Mayor of Two Harbors

Janelle Jones

President/CEO of the Chamber of Commerce

Al Anderson

President of the Friends of the Band Shell Park


Help support the Friends of the Band Shell Park with your tax-deductible contribution. Make your PayPal donation here:


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Or if you prefer, please fill out our form here and mail it with your check to:

Friends of the Band Shell Park
P. O. Box 21
Two Harbors, MN 55616

Thank you for your contribution to allow us to continue to bring great music and other events to our community.



Volunteer Opportunity

Friends of The Band Shell Park needs your help. We have a number of committees and events throughout the year, especially at band concerts on Thursday evenings in the summer.

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out a contact form with "Volunteer" in the subject and submit - We will get back to you.

Please note The Application Form and Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form below:

PO Box 21
Two Harbors, MN 55616-0021

FOBSP Board Application

Online Form
FOBSP Conflict of Interest Form

Mailable Form
If you would like to download, print and mail the Conflict of Interest form, please use the following PDF:
FOBSP Conflict of Interest Disclosure

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