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Lex-Ham Community Band

Lex-Ham Community Band at BandWidth 2019

The Lex-Ham Community Band is a volunteer community-based concert band that performs a mix of marches, show tunes, big band arrangements, popular tunes from throughout the decades, and other pieces from the classic concert band repertoire.

The band rehearses at 7:30 p.m., on Sunday nights in the band room in the Music/Fine Arts Building at Concordia University-St Paul (300 Hamline Avenue N in Saint Paul) and performs at senior homes, parks, and at other community events.

Due to the Public Health safety concerns about coronavirus, we ask that only vaccinated persons participate.

The Lex-Ham Community Band hosts the BandWidth Music Festival annually. The plans for the 2021 festival are still dependent on the coronavirus situation in the Twin Cities and in Minnesota in general.

The Lex-Ham Community Band is directed by Austin Virasy-Ertelt.

See a list of the music in the Lex-Ham Community Band's repertoire

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Upcoming events

Title Date Location Address
Lex-Ham Community Band rehearsal Band room of the Music/Fine Arts Building-Concordia University-St Paul 310 Hamline Avenue N, Saint Paul, MN USA
BandWidth Music Festival 2022 Landmark Center 75 W Fifth Street, Saint Paul, MN
Chompin' at the Savoy 1330 Hague Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, USA

Comments from some of our participants

Gregg Downing

Gregg Downing

Band member

"I've been playing bass clarinet in the Lex-Ham band since I retired in 2011. I really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. I can't remember a time when I didn't have fun at rehearsal or a performance."

Shultz sisters

Sarah Schultz

Band member

"My sister and I love playing in the Lex-Ham Band! Growing up, we were too far apart in age to be in band together. It’s so fun getting to play music with the Lex-Ham community and with each other".

Pam Johnson

Pam Johnson

Band member

"I love playing with the Lex-Ham Community Band! Even during the constraints of this past year, we stayed connected by playing some virtual pieces together and a few safe outdoor events this summer and fall. I very much look forward to creating good music and camaraderie again in person when we are able to do so!"