Park Rapids Area Community Band Spring Concert

May 12, 2024

The Park Rapids Area Community Band will give a Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12 at the Area High School Auditorium. Director is Adam Tervola-Hultberg; Dr. Russell Pesola is associate director. The Park Rapids Area Community Band has been rehearsing and performing for local and regional audiences since 1991. In the years since, the band has grown to be a polished ensemble of woodwind, brass and percussion musicians from the surrounding area including such communities as Park Rapids, Bemidji, Bagley, Menahga, Detroit Lakes and others. Many participants are area band directors, music teachers and freelance instrumentalists. The band has been rehearsing Saturdays since February for the program which includes a Suite of Old American Dances, Highlights from Les Miserables, Alleluia! Laudamus Te, The Klaxon, Hymn to the Fallen, Goin’ Home, Overture in C, marches and several patriotic numbers. There is no admission charge but free will donations are invited. Summer Concerts are planned at 7 p.m. Friday, June 28 at Menahga, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at Itasca State Park and 7:30 p.m. July 4th at Heartland Park. For more information, go to