July 15th Centennial Season Concert

Welcome to week six of our Centennial Concert Season.

The program for the July 15, 2015 concert is:
The Star Spangled Banner arr. Smith
Florentiner March Julius Fucik, arr. Bourgeois
Air For Band Frank Erickson
Scenes from “The Louvre” Norman Dello Joio
*** Special Guest Conductor ***
Historical Interlude: Presented by Dr. Dan Barr, Written by Shawn Kennedy-Lee
Can You Read My Mind John Williams, arr. Holcombe
The Teddy Bear’s Picnic John Bratton, arr. Yoder
The Minnesota March John Philip Sousa, arr. Fennell
ROBIN HOOD Prince of Thieves Michael Kamen, arr. Lavender
America the Beautiful Samuel Ward, Arr. Dragon

Our Concert Sponsor for the evening is the Knitcraft-St. Croix Foundation. Our Arts Partner, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, has fun activities planned for kids and adults. And Ferrara Candy will provide special treats! Visit our special web page dedicated to our history lesson on the Winona Bandshell.


Knitcraft began in 1960 when a young knitting engineer, Bernie Brenner, came to America from Stuttgart, Germany, determined to create the finest sweaters in the world. He selected Winona as the place he wanted to start his business, for its beautiful setting and great work ethic of its people. For over 55 years, Knitcraft has been part of the fabric of the Winona community. Knitcraft Corporation – manufacturer of the exclusive St. Croix Collections – has consistently created the highest quality men’s knitwear and outerwear in the world. Since its founding, the St. Croix label has grown to comprise a complete collection of the world’s finest knits, sport shirts, denim, trousers, outerwear, leathers, and hosiery.

Each season, the St. Croix design team researches worldwide to discover the latest fashion trends, color palette, and styles to create a sophisticated line of men’s luxury sportswear with an American fit in a contemporary European style. Unparalleled craftsmanship, fit, and design earn St. Croix international recognition among upscale clientele who appreciate the very finest. Knitcraft’s underlying philosophy has always been to offer the absolute best quality possible, with the perfection of the product being the ultimate goal. This philosophy drives the innovation of new knit configurations as well as the development of exclusive construction methods such as St. Croix’s patented Collar Stays and Techno-Cotton and Techno-Wool fabrics.

St. Croix knitwear and outerwear is handcrafted in Winona, Minnesota to exacting specifications to guarantee outstanding quality, while limited quantities of each style ensure exclusivity. A fully coordinated line of trousers, sport shirts, leathers, and hosiery is crafted in Italy by the finest manufacturers whose quality standards must be worthy of the St. Croix label. On behalf of Knitcraft and all of our employees, we congratulate the Winona Municipal Band on its 100th anniversary celebration.


Nine years old this summer, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum opened on July 27, 2006, attracting both regional and national attention. The impetus for building the Museum was to make the Winona area a nationally recognized center for arts and culture and to build on the robust educational systems of the greater region. The initial collections consisted of a substantial collection of traditional marine paintings and an equally large collection of folk art by popular regional artists Leo and Marilyn Smith.

The Museum expanded its facility in 2009, 2013, and again in 2014 to accommodate growing collections of American and European artworks. With an ambitious roster of educational programs and temporary exhibitions, the MMAM of today is a dynamic and surprising experience for thousands of visitors each year. Learn more at www.mmam.org.

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