Northeast Community Band

Welcome to the internet home of the Northeast Community Band, NE Minneapolis!

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Welcome! We are just getting started on music for our March concert. If you were thinking about joining us, now would be a good time. Just send us an email at

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Feel free to contact us if you are interested in joining us!

Contact us by email at and remember to visit and like us on Facebook!

**Details subject to change with Covid. Keep up-to-date here or on our Facebook page.

General information about the Northeast Community Band!

  • We gather Thursday nights during the school year, adults (including sometimes high school kids), to play concert band music, such as marches, show tunes and anything else we can scrounge up. We practice from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the band room at Edison High School in Northeast Minneapolis and play about four concerts from September through May.

  • Most members have their own instruments, but not all. Some played or play now in school. Others have taken up instruments recently as adults.

  • There are no auditions and all skill sets are welcome. It does not matter if you last played in High School or College, or if you continue to play today. We do ask however, that you have experience reading music and know how to keep time.

  • Dues are $60 annually for adults and you can pay as you go, within reason. We offer a three-rehearsal “trial period” at no cost. Junior high and high school students are free. We’ve had some boffo garage sales, and as a 501(c)3, we also take charitable donations.

  • COVID Protocol:

We are requesting all playing members:

      • be vaccinated (boosters encouraged);

      • optional - wear masks in the building and when not playing;

      • optional - use bell covers if you are a brass player;

      • maintain 3 feet social distance from others;

      • stay home if you are sick and experiencing symptoms; and

      • should you test positive after attending a rehearsal or concert, please contact us so we may further notify others.

Contact us by email at

Remember to visit and like us on Facebook!

We also have community gigs that present themselves throughout the season. If you would like some music entertainment for a community event you are planning, feel free to contact us. We love performing out in the community.

We always welcome new members!!

Upcoming Performances:

  • Thursday, March 16, 2023: NE Band Festival, Edison High School Auditorium, 6p-8p.

  • Thursday, March 23, 2023: Spring Concert, location TBA, 7pm.

Contact us at if you'd like to book us for a gig!