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FACA Program: Crosstown Community Band (XTB)

March 15 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

All are welcome! Join us at the International Institute, 1694 Come Ave, St. Paul, MN Friday March 15th, 2019 at 7 p.m. for the

Crosstown Community Band (XTB)


XTB will perform a special Finnish-themed concert, including such fine pieces as Finnish Rhapsody by Clare Grundman, Celebration for Wind Orchestra by Jukka Viitasaari, and Finlandia by Jean Sibelius.

XTB is a true “community” band made up of local musicians who bring music to nearby neighborhoods and community. They come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, and this is reflected in the broad range of musical genres and styles they enjoy playing. The band performs frequently through the year – holiday concerts, free theme-oriented summer concerts in the Minneapolis public parks, at the MN Landscape Arboretum, at the Mall of America, and concerts serving specific group’s heritage such as the traditional and contemporary pieces they performed for FinnFest 2017 at Orchestra Hall and Norwegian music at the Mindekirken Church. They have commissioned a local composer Gideon Matchey to write a composition for premier at their Spring 2019 concerts, and we will enjoy a first-ever performance at the March FACA program!

XTB had its first rehearsal in June, 2011. Today the fun, informal group has 30 members and looks to grow. The band is directed by Preston Weber. For more information see XTB@crosstowncommunityband.org!

Coffee and conversation will follow our program.


March 15
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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FACA – Finnish American Cultural Activities
(651) 429-3319


International Institute of MN
1694 Como Ave
St. Paul, MN United States
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