Wedding Season & 2020 Season Update

Hey Music Lovers

Can you believe it is Summer? We can’t either! Summertime also means it is wedding season, and we want to share our vision of a beautiful wedding being hosted at our Performing Arts Center. Imagine a cool summer evening in Thomas Owens Park with rows of chairs facing the outdoor stage as two lovebirds start a new chapter of marriage. With nearly 30,000 sq ft of green space, you will have enough room to invite anyone to your special day. Once the wedding service is over, it is time to move the party indoors. The inside lobby provides a reception area where catered food can be laid out and people can mingle while the outside green space can be converted into a dance area. Also with lights from the stage, the party can go all night long! We are really excited to see how couples are able to make their special day come true in the PAC.

Despite all of the fun speculation of how the PAC will be used, we do have sad news regarding the future of the 2020 Two Harbors City Band Summer Concerts. Due to complications with COVID-19 the Summer Concert Series will have to be canceled. Two Harbors City Band President Jim Glazer stated that the cancelation of Heritage Days, keeping band members and audience members were taken into account in the decision.

With all of that being said, this month the featured performance is “Frere Jaqcues March”, we hope this glimpse of last summer can keep you encouraged throughout this summer

PAC Preview!

Hey music lovers!

We are starting a monthly blog to keep all of our supporters updated on how the new Performing Arts Center project is going. We are going to be sharing exciting details of the project such as design concepts, contests, and much more.

This month we wanted to give you a look at the future of Thomas Owens Park from the concepts Pope Architects designed for the new Performing Arts Center. From the concepts, you can see that the entire park gets a new look since the PAC will be built on the southern end of the park. This creates an inviting green space for outdoor activities and a place to enjoy outside events. Along with the outdoor space, there will also be areas to gather indoors when the weather is not being nice. Inside there will be storage space for the Two Harbors City Band, a multipurpose room with a stage, and some office space.

As fun as it is to prepare and plan for such a big project, we are eager to see how the community will use the new PAC.

We are working with several organizations and individuals to raise funds for the Performing Arts Center project, with great opportunities being identified and significant progress being made.

With summer fast approaching, we are so eager to see all of our supporters in the park, and if you can’t make it to a City Band concert in person, we will be live streaming each of the Two Harbors City Band Concerts on Facebook!

As of now, we are still planning on gathering for the start of the concert season, but those plans may change. Please be sure to check our Facebook for any updates regarding COVID-19 and how it affects the concert schedule.

Featured Performance

Two Harbors City Band “Hosts of Freedom”

April Blog

Hey music lovers!  

We are starting a monthly blog to keep all of our supporters updated on how the new Performing Arts Center project is going. We are going to be sharing exciting details of the project such as design concepts, contests, and much more. 

This new Performing Arts Center will be a transformative project for downtown Two Harbors. Friends of the Bandshell Park knows that a new Performing Arts Center will be an amazing addition to the Two Harbors community, providing opportunities for enjoying the arts, experiencing local culture, and facilitating economic growth. The new space will be used not only for the Two Harbors City Band but also for other community organizations and individuals looking for space for their events.   

Along with updates for the Two Harbors City Band Concerts, we will be keeping you aware of all the other fun events that happen in Thomas Owens Park.   

We are working with several organizations and individuals to raise funds for the Performing Arts Center project, with great opportunities being identified and significant progress being made.   

With summer fast approaching, we are so eager to see all of our supporters in the park, and if you can’t make it to a City Band concert in person, we will be livestreaming each of the Two Harbors City Band Concerts on Facebook! 

As you all know, COVID-19 has shut down a lot of the things we enjoy on a day to day basis. As of now, we are still planning on gathering for the start of the concert season, but those plans may change. For any updates regarding COVID-19 and how it affects the concert schedule, check out our Friends of the Bandshell Park Facebook page. 

Featured Performance 

Two Harbors City Band “Agate City March” 

Band Shell Park group earns $300,000 grant

Lake County News Chronicle
By Teri Cadeau on December 13, 2018

The Friends of the Band Shell Park was recently awarded a $300,000 grant from the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation for the construction of a new performing arts center. The city of Two Harbors will own the new facility, which will replace the current band shell.

“We are excited,” Friends of the Band Shell Park member Deidre Schlunegger said.

The band shell was constructed 80 years ago, but the most regular user, the Two Harbors City Band, formed in 1897. The band performs weekly concerts in the band shell throughout the summer.

The structural integrity and noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of the building has brought its useful life to a close for safety and liability reasons.

The nonprofit organization Friends of the Band Shell Park formed in 2010 to explore options for the current band shell. The planned new facility will have an outdoor stage and indoor space for citywide and regional performances.

The facility work is estimated to cost about $3 million. Additional money will be raised for the park. As of last year, the organization had raised about $1 million in donations and grants. This grant of $300,000, Schlunegger said, brings the project one step closer.

“We hope the community will donate and help raise money, have a party, sponsor a walk to help us,” Schlunegger said.

Construction is hoped to begin in the summer or fall if funding falls in line, but, Schlunegger said, “no promises.”

Grants, donations for Two Harbors band shell exceed $1M

Duluth News Tribune
By Jamey Malcomb on March 10, 2018

Every Thursday throughout the summer for more than 120 years, the Two Harbors City Band has filled Thomas Owens Park with music. Soon, the park could receive a major makeover and the band could see a new home.

The band shell in Thomas Owens Park is “nearing the end of its useful life” and needs to be replaced, according to Friends of the Band Shell Park (FBSP) President Al Anderson.

FBSP is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 to explore options for the current band shell “with the hope of revitalizing the area and creating a town square concept” around the park, according to the group’s website. Anderson and FBSP are not just exploring options to replace the existing band shell with another, similar structure — they hope to create an all-season performing arts center that would become a hub of activity in Two Harbors.

“It started as a city band-driven project,” Anderson said. “But it’s turned into a community-wide thing. We hope to use it for dance recitals or plays.”

Two Harbors Mayor Chris Swanson, also a FBSP board member, agrees that a new multipurpose building would be helpful in attracting people and businesses to downtown.

“The roots of Two Harbors are deeply embedded in music,” Swanson said. “To have a performing arts center in the center of your town is basically the crown jewel for our city … this kind of a project builds community pride. It drives home the concept that we want this area to be just beautiful.

“Waterfront Drive is the showcase drive of Two Harbors and this is going to be the thing that people will drive right by and see how beautiful it is,” he said.

The Two Harbors City Band was founded in 1897. Anderson said he believes it’s the oldest city band in Minnesota, though he admits there are some who would disagree.

“We like to say we’re the oldest continually performing city band,” he said. “Sometimes we get a little pushback, but we’ve been doing it a while.”

Anderson started playing in the band in 1968 and his mother joined in the 1940s, but the band shell, built in 1937, predates them both.

Now more than 80 years old, the structure is becoming more challenging to maintain, and it’s noncompliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. There are a few band members with mobility problems and other disabilities who can’t access the basement where instruments are stored and the rest of the band warms up before concerts.

In 2017, the project received a boost when it received a pair of grants: a $15,000 design grant from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation and a $5,000 starter grant from the Blandin Foundation. FBSP used the money to hire Krech Ojard & Associates in Duluth to create some conceptual drawings. After posting them on the FBSP website, money began to come in from other sources as well.

Anderson estimates the cost of the new facility to be about $4 million, but the FBSP already has a good start on the fundraising effort.

Deirdre Schlunegger, a grant writer who recently moved to Two Harbors, has been volunteering her services to the project. She said the FBSP has raised more than $550,000 in the past year. Another $350,000 has been committed to building the new center and renovating Thomas Owens Park.

Anderson said the organization is committed to keeping the new building a privately funded project. While conceptual renderings depict a brick structure, Louisiana Pacific has committed to donating its SmartSide panel siding for the band shell, which brings funding and in-kind donations to more than $1 million so far.

“We have not accepted any taxpayer dollars,” Anderson said. “It’s not been part of our plan to use taxpayer money. All the money we’ve raised has been from grants from foundations and corporations and individual donations.”

A Tradition and a Vision for the Future

A Tradition and a Vision for the Future

Every Thursday evening from mid-June through mid-August a crowd of people of all ages gathers under the tall spruces in Thomas Owens Park in the City of Two Harbors to listen to another concert of the Two Harbors City Band. They unfold their lawn chairs on the grass or settle in on one of the park benches. It’s 7:30, a time when the slanting rays of a setting sun are just beginning to cast a yellow glow on the old west-facing band shell. The conductor signals for a drum roll, the crowd rises to their feet, and the concert begins with the Star Spangled Banner continuing a long history of music in the park.

In 1897, a group of 15 musicians held practice sessions in the Two Harbors 8th Avenue Fire Hall. This band was called upon to play at picnics and other community gatherings of the day. Early directors of the band were also skilled tradesmen, and through the years included a railroad boilermaker, machinist, a clerk, and a local blacksmith. Musicians of this day were mostly self-taught men and the term of “wood shedding” was coined as many practice hours were spent in the woodshed behind the house so as not to disrupt the households.

Around 1922 or so, the City Band performed at one of the first Lake County Fairs. By 1925, the Band had increased in size to about 25 men and were invited to play at the Minnesota State Fair.

During the late 1920’s a Duluth & Iron Range Railroad Band was formed in Two Harbors. This Band was composed of railroad employees only and played at various railroad functions and dinners, as well as taking part in civic affairs. At this same time, the City Band was also rehearsing and presenting a few concerts each summer. Due to the Depression in the 1930’s, the railroad band was disbanded and the railroad company very generously donated the larger instruments and their music library to the City Band. Some of this equipment and music is still being used today.

With a larger membership now by the combining of the Railroad Band and the City Band, rehearsals shifted to the basement of the Lake County Court House. Two programs of significance were instituted by the City Band during the 1930′ s that benefited the community. The first was to have instrumental music education set up in the school system. Paul Gauche was hired to head the instrumental music department of the school and also assume the directorship of the City Band. Through the efforts of Paul Gauche and other band officials, and in cooperation of the City Fathers, the second project was completed. In 1937, a band shell was constructed as a W.P.A. program and located in Thomas Owens Park.

During World War II some of the male musicians were called to military service. Two Harbors high school students and women were then welcomed into the City Band. Older musicians brushed up their musical skills and the Band survived. The weekly concerts in the park became tradition and once-a-week reprieve from the worries of war. The City Band continues to remember those who did not return from war by performing at the annual Memorial Day program.

As was mentioned earlier, some of the first members of the band were railroad workers. One such musician was Veikko Ingelin who immigrated from Finland. His mother had stressed that he learn two instruments before leaving his homeland as it would be helpful in getting employment in the United States. Because of his musical ability, Veikko was hired by the Duluth and Iron Range Railroad and initially played the tuba until switching to the flute in later years. His devotion and dedication to the band is still inspiring others today as he did not miss a rehearsal, a concert, or a parade in 54 years. To recognize Veikko’s service, the City Band performs the march “Old Comrades” at the concert nearest his birthday each summer. A further testament to his service is that his son, Paul, is currently a member of the City Band and at age 79 still carries his tuba in the annual Two Harbors Heritage Days Parade.

But probably the most influential and most well regarded individuals in the City Band’s history is Paul Gauche. Paul directed the Band for 35 years, and it was under his leadership that the band progressed to becoming an award winning musical organization not only in concert but also in parades. In his travels, Paul Gauche observed a band shell built in Valley City, North Dakota, that he thought would be beneficial to Two Harbors. Paul was able to obtain the blue prints and convinced the City Fathers to add a basement for its construction in Thomas Owens Park. Because of Paul’s initiative and dedication, the Band Shell was named the Paul Gauche Memorial Band Shell.

Even after his retirement as main conductor of the City Band, Paul would occasionally direct a few selections at the summer concerts. One of those selections he directed was the “Agate City March” composed by Paul in honor of Two Harbors. However, when his health started to fade, he would only be able to attend the concerts in his car and would honk his horn at the end of each piece. When the time came when he could no longer make the trip from Duluth to Two Harbors for the concerts, the City Band packed up all of their instruments and music and traveled to his front lawn to serenade him with a concert.

As you can see, the Two Harbors City Band has a rich tradition of providing music from dedicated individuals and it’s music has been enhanced ever since the construction of the current Band Shell. However, the band shell is now over 70 years old and is showing its age and the City Band is seeking support in providing a “home” for rehearsing and storage of its instruments, uniforms and music.

Our parents and grandparents helped in supporting the construction of the band shell, and except for some cosmetic changes, very little has been done to update the facility. It is now our turn to do our part in making for a better practice facility. As indicated earlier, the City Band has had a variety of rehearsal locations. The fire hall, the courthouse, the old high school, and the Minnehaha Middle School all have been used in the past. The new high school band room that is currently used for rehearsals does not have adequate space to store all of the City Band’s equipment and is located approximately two miles away from the Band Shell.

A committee named Friends of the Band Shell Park has been formed with the vision of providing a new rehearsal area attached to a band shell that will create a permanent “home.” It is hoped that a new facility will be more handicap accessible, will provide adequate restrooms for band members as well as the general public at concerts, and will provide the needed space for rehearsals and storage.

The members of the Two Harbors City Band give so much to the City of Two Harbors and surrounding area. The need to raise the necessary funds for construction is an opportunity to give back. The Committee needs a significant level of private support to build on the City Band’s proud tradition of 114 years of providing music. Your support will keep the tradition going and will enhance the Thomas Owens Park. Your support will ensure that the band marches boldly into the future with talented musicians young and old. The Band deserves nothing less than the best. Please consider making a gift to this project. Help in creating a permanent resource that will keep the tradition and spirit of the City Band alive and support music long into the future.

Music, like other art, nourishes the soul. Happy people usually have access to music and live in places that are attractive to the eye. It is hoped that the band shell with an attached rehearsal hall will become a symbol of the City, an icon of civic pride, a place for concerts, social gatherings, and other activities.

Thank you for your support from the Friends of the Band Shell Park and the Two Harbors City Band where all the tuba players are strong, the flute players good looking, and all the student musicians are above average.

Bandshell Plans Bring Praise and Questions

May 10, 2013

Bandshell plans bring praise and questions
More than 40 people gathered at the Two Harbors Community Center May 2 for a public meeting planned by the Friends of the Band Shell Park.

By: Tammy Francois, Lake County News Chronicle

kane-tewes-band-shell-discussionKane Tewes of Krech Ojard & Associates

More than 40 people gathered at the Two Harbors Community Center May 2 for a public meeting planned by the Friends of the Band Shell Park. In addition to members of the FBSP committee, those in attendance included five of seven city councilors; Kane Tewes of Krech Ojard and Associates, a Duluth-based engineering and architecture firm; and Okey Ukaga, executive director of Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership. NMSDP is a program of the University of Minnesota that connects communities with resources for special projects. Ukaga has been offering guidance to FBSP on its ambitious plans to build the Paul Gauche Performing Arts Center.The proposed center, designed by Tewes, would replace the 77-year-old band shell in Thomas Owens Park, and include a new band shell, indoor rehearsal space and storage areas for the equipment, instruments, uniforms and musical archives of the Two Harbors City Band. The facility would be owned and maintained by the city and used by other arts organizations or for community events, but the FBSP says the facility would be first and foremost, a home for the band. The building’s design has not been finalized, as funding has not yet been secured.

“I think this is a great start and it will add something to Two Harbors,” said Tewes, who described the structure as taking its cues from the city’s existing architecture, but “with a modern sensibility.”

The price tag for the building is estimated at $3 million, a figure that several FBSP committee members acknowledged is a significant sum. Diane Dinndorf Friebe said she has been researching potential sources of grant funding and has a list of 60 foundations that may be amenable to a proposal. She emphasized the importance of community support, however, in garnering outside financial backing.

“Once you get some money, then you can get more money,” she said.

Committee member Ken Sandvik pointed to the $1.5 million Clair Nelson Center in Finland as an example of what can be done when the community gets behind a project. Sandvik conceded that “$3 million may be somewhat more,” but added, “we’re comfortable that it is a do-able number.”

Ukaga said that Finland was able to achieve its goal of a new community center by taking its planning one step at a time. Although the construction of the Clair Nelson Center was a major accomplishment for the Finland community and it has been widely praised by many who live there, residents recently opted to increase property taxes to help pay down the center’s remaining debt. Asked if Two Harbors residents might face the same dilemma, committee member John Gregor said that FBSP plans to continue seeking funding sources for the Paul Gauche Performance Center over the long haul.

“We hope to fund this entirely without tax dollars,” Anderson said. Mayor Randy Bolen congratulated the FBSP on its ongoing efforts, but stopped short of making a definitive promise of support. He said that the council attended the meeting to hear what the community had to say and get more information about FBSP’s proposal. At least two city councilors, however, readily offered their backing. Councilor Robin Glaser, whose husband is on the FBSP committee, was enthusiastic about the proposed facility.

“When I looked at all this, I was pretty darned excited and I will support this project 110 percent,” she said.

Other members of the audience were not so easily persuaded. Linda Melcher of Arts on Superior questioned whether other non-profit arts organizations could use the facility for storage, since the city (and taxpayers) would ultimately own and maintain the building.

“The band would be the anchor tenant. It will not be a permanent storage space for other tenants,” said Sandvik. Despite the lack of enthusiasm for Melcher’s proposal, the committee did not immediately rule out Fran Kaliher’s proposal that the Two Harbors community radio station be housed in the building. Melcher also asked if the choice to build the center would be presented to the community in the form of a referendum.

“I think the governing body should make the decision,” said Sandvik, referring to the city council. After the meeting Mayor Bolen was asked if the new Paul Gauche Performing Arts Center was a slam-dunk with the council.

“I’d never say that,” he replied, “but we’re going to hear from people in the community, get the facts and make the best decision we can for the city of Two Harbors.”

Community Informational Meeting

May 2, 2013

The Friends of the Band Shell Park (FOBSP) held a community informational meeting Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Two Harbors Community Center with 45 community members attending which included 10 members of the FOBSP Board of Directors.

Here is the video of public meeting:

Alan Anderson, President of the FOBSP, introduced the members of the Board and Okey Ukaga of the Northeast MN Sustainable Development Partnership which funded the conceptual design for the renovation of the Band Shell Park. After Mr. Anderson’s brief remarks, Two Harbors Mayor Randy Bolen was introduced and spoke about the importance of citizen initiative on community projects. He also commented that he was impressed by the work of the FOBSP Board and thanked the Board for their hard work.

Larry Saur, Board Member, played a short video giving a history of the 116 year old Two Harbors City Band from its inception to today, including information about the revitalization project currently underway. He also reported on the recent appraisal of the band’s music, which contains 1376 compositions and is estimated to be worth $98,000.

Kane Tewes, an architect with Krech Ojard & Associates, presented and described the architectural design and the process of developing the Band Shell Park renovation. Besides creating a new band shell for summer concerts by the Two Harbors City Band he described the indoor rehearsal space which could be used year round as a multi-use area for meetings, ensemble concerts, lecture series, theatre productions and other activities. Public restrooms and ADA accessibility concerns were also commented on by Mr. Tewes.

Alan Anderson talked about the funding of this approximately $3 million project. He stressed the importance of community support which is the basic building block for the funding along with businesses and small organizations. Larger contributors and foundations need to see local support of a project before they will commit their dollars to it. Research has been done on many foundations and a grants plan is ready to execute, along with other Capital Campaign fundraisers.

The final portion of the program was a community input forum moderated by FOBSP director, Ken Sandvik. Many long time and newer residents spoke of their concerns, questions and ideas. These included a new resident of Two Harbors who indicated one of the main reasons for relocating to Two Harbors was the weekly band concerts held in the Band Shell Park. Long time residents spoke of how much they appreciated the work of the FOBSP Board of Directors who have devoted 3-5 years of monthly meetings in designing this renovation of their city park.

Some resident comments included:

  • Remember the sentimental attachment that people have to the old band shell and incorporate the look and feel, maybe even some actual pieces of the old shell.
  • Light the stage for nighttime use.
  • This is a wonderful project and very much needed.
  • Don’t forget the north to south slope of that park; make sure it is graded well so it does not flood.
  • The band has stored music and instruments and uniforms all over the place all these years and it is wonderful that this treasure of the city will have a new home of their own. The band shell flooded several years ago and brand new sound equipment which the band itself had purchased with a grant was ruined, along with an old City Band drum. I’m behind this project 110%!
  • The band deserves this new band shell.
  • First I thought, why use this small park for storage of things that could be stored other places. But now that I hear of the multi-use abilities of this building I have a more positive outlook on the project.
  • We hope to develop a Two Harbors radio station in the next year or so and would like to broadcast the band concerts. We’d like you to consider offering a small space in the building for the radio station.
  • I’m from a town in Michigan of a similar size with a very similar type band that is also multigenerational. They have a new band shell that is multi-purpose, very much like the plans for the new one here. I played in that Michigan band with my grandfather and it was a very special experience for me. I hope that I can play in the Two Harbors band with my children and hopefully grandchildren one day. It is also very neat to see your city grow and improve. I am behind this project.

Questions and answers included:

Will the building have a flat roof?
No, it will be sloped and done according to current architectural standards.

Will the building belong to the FOBSP or the city?
The building will belong to the city.

Will there be space inside for offices for non-profit groups other than the city band?
No, that is not its purpose and the city band is affiliated with the City of Two Harbors.

What type of sound system will there be and can all groups use it?
The sound system will be chosen later and all groups using the building may use it, in accordance with rules set for by the city administration.

Is it possible to purchase the rental house adjacent to the park to increase the size of the park?
That question has come up and is being considered.

Could you stake out the footprint of the new building this summer so people could get a feel for its size?
That is an excellent idea.

What is the plan for the existing shell?
That is under discussion. If anyone would like to move it elsewhere they should talk to the city.

Is there a plan for a city referendum on this?
No, as the goal of the Board is to build this building with no public monies.

Will there be an arched shell like the lovely one we have?
Yes, one designed by an acoustical engineer for optimum sound quality.

Have you raised any money yet?
Yes we have raised several thousand dollars in the last three years without a conceptual design. We also have some funders who have promised grants or donations, but are waiting to make sure of City Council and community support. Foundation grants have been researched and we are planning our Capital Campaign. But before we go further we need a resolution from the City Council to proceed.

In a straw poll, the vast majority of the attendees were in support of the conceptual renovation plan. Five of the seven Two Harbors City Councilors were in attendance at the meeting and had some questions, but also voiced their strong support of the project. One of them pointed out that the vision of the City Council is to make Two Harbors a destination and this project would go a long way to making that dream a reality.

The FOBSP Directors stressed that the committee would not disband once the building is built but would continue as a fundraising group for the betterment of the Band Shell Park and the Paul Gauche Performing Arts Center (proposed name).

Al Anderson closed the meeting with remarks. He is excited about this project and foresees it bringing many events, groups and people to Two Harbors. It is a legacy project for our children and grandchildren and beyond.

If you could not attend the meeting you can view the plans and make comments on the FOBSP website (www.friendsofthebandshellpark.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Band-Shell-Park). You can also call John Gregor, Architectural Subcommittee Chair at 218-830-0767 or Al Anderson, President of the Board of Directors at 218-834-9526.

Conceptual Renderings Unveiled

April 23, 2013

The Friends of the Band Shell Park (FOBSP) is a local non-profit that has been working for over 4 years on a project to rebuild the Paul Gauche Band Shell in Thomas Owens Park, Two Harbors, MN. In 2012 they received a grant from the Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership (NMSDP) for assessment and planning purposes. The NMSDP is part of the Extension office of the University of Minnesota and partners with area groups to share the resources of the university with local communities. The Two Harbors City Council gave permission to the FOBSP to pursue assessment and planning for the park. The Architectural firm Krech Ojard & Associates was hired to do the preliminary design.

The FOBSP is inviting the public to come and view the preliminary design for the proposed Paul Gauche Performing Arts Center and the proposed redesigned Thomas Owen Park. After the presentation there will be a question and comment period where the public can contribute their ideas. The meeting will be held Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30PM at the Two Harbors Community Center, 417 South Ave, Two Harbors MN.

If you cannot intend the meeting you can also view the plans and make comments on the FOBSP website (www.friendsofthebandshellpark.com) in the News section and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Band-Shell-Park). You can also call John Gregor, Architectural Subcommittee Chair at ( 218) 830-0767 or Al Anderson, President of the Board of Directors at (218) 834-9526.

Here are the conceptual images of the proposed Paul Gauche Performing Arts Center and the proposed redesigned Thomas Owen Park:

Friends of the Band Shell Park Conceptual Renderings

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KUMD Interview

June 11, 2012

Friends of the Band Shell Park members, John Gregor and Larry Saur talked about future of the band shell on KUMD. You can listen to their interview here:

“Friends of the Band Shell Park, Inc.” (FOBSP) is pleased to announce that they have been awarded an $8,000 grant from the Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership (NMSDP), a division of the Extension Office at the University of MN/Duluth. Grant funds will be used to assess and develop options for the band shell and surrounding area in Two Harbors’ Thomas Owens Park. The current band shell is over 70 years old.

The first phase in the planning process will be to hire an architectural/engineering firm to assess the current band shell and to develop preliminary plan options for the bandshell and park from which an artist’s rendering will be drawn. Community meetings, facilitated by staff from the NMSDP/UMD,  will be held during the planning process to ensure that the band shell and park meet the needs of the community.

FOBSP
PO Box 21
Two Harbors, MN 55616-0021

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