Thank you all for your attendance and your support the last couple of years

We are back! We are scheduled to play three concerts at Como Park Pavilion this year. Mark your calendars for the following days.

Sunday, June 19, 2022, 3 - 4:30 pm
    Celebrating Juneteenth - This concert will be directed by Jim ten Bensel with W.     Rayford Johnson, a noted black music educator, to present some music by noted     black composers of popular music.

Monday, July 4, 2022, 3-4:30 pm
    Works by George Gershwin with guest pianist, James Zieba 

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 3-4:30 pm
    This is our traditional fundraiser.

About the Como Pops Ensemble
2019, marked the 68th year the Como Pops Ensemble has entertained families 
and senior citizens at Como Park Lakeside Pavilion, on Sundays during the 
summer months. Admission is always free.

The “Pops” ensemble is a concert band of professional musicians, all of whom 
are members of the Local Union 30-73 of the American Federation of Musicians. Union professionals liven up Orchestra Hall, Ordway Center, Children’s Theatre, SPCO Center, and Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, other theaters, the Vikings, 
Twins, and other sports events but most important park concerts!

We are striving to enhance our heritage of good music and cultural excellence 
by supporting the programming, performance and continuing development of 
the Como Pops Ensemble. 

We continue to work on raising more funds this fall by way of individual donations, grants, and sponsorships. The ensemble hopes to be able to provide as many concerts as possible this year with the full 24-piece band. If the full ensemble is 
not possible, the Como Pops Ensemble will continue to provide music concerts during eh summer with smaller ensembles.

The Como Pops Ensemble is now a sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts, a nonprofit arts service organization.

Each year, on the last Sunday of August, the musicians donate their time to give 
an extra concert celebrating music in the parks and to raise funds for the continuation of these concerts. We hope we can count on your support. Checks 
can be made out to Springboard for the Arts, and are tax deductible to the 
extent permitted by law. Make sure to put Como Pops in the memo line

All donations will be listed in the program with the exception of those wishing to be an anonymous donation.

For further information please contact: 
Jim ten Bensel at 612.926.3708 (home) or 612.802.1410 (cell)
3428 St Paul Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55416-4343

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