Sioux Falls Municipal Band
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N 43° 31.773 W 096° 43.379
14T E 683996 N 4822141
Quick Description: On July 11, 1920 at McKennan Park, several thousand people attended the first concert of the Sioux Falls Municipal Band.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/9/2006 9:31:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMC85
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
On July 11, 1920 at McKennan Park, several thousand people attended the first concert of the Sioux Falls Municipal Band. A year earlier in the first city election allowing women to vote, citizens approved a proposal to support a city band.

More history:

Band concerts had been played in the park since 1908, and they were a very popular form of entertainment. In 1918, the first bandstand was built in the park. The Sioux Falls Band and the Moose Band were hired by the Board of Park Supervisors to put on band concerts from time to time. In 1927, the Sioux Falls Cosmopolitan Club sponsored the construction of a new band shell at the South end of the park. Since that time, many summer evenings have been sweetened by the sounds of the Sioux Falls Municipal Band playing at the band shell. The Sioux Falls Municipal Band was organized in 1919, and is one of the few Municipal Bands in the country that is supported by tax dollars.

Marker Name: Sioux Falls Municipal Band

Marker Type: City

Marker Text:
Sioux Falls Municipal Band


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