Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 3 pm
  The Como Pops Ensemble will play at the pavilion. 
Concerts are free and done by 4:30 pm
The program for this concert: 
The Minnesota March, Prelude & Fugue in E Minor, Hailstorm, Camelot, 
Salute to Motown, Bye, Bye Blackbird, Entry of the Gladiators, 
Little Boat, and Showboat.
Jim ten Bensel and Marie Grimm will be focal soloists..
Looking forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 3 pm
​ The Como Pops Ensemble will play at the pavilion. 
Concerts are free and done by 4:30 pm
Traditional 4th of July music. Music includes: God Bless America, 
The Spirit of Our Land, Torch of Liberty March, Rhapsody in Blue, 
This Land is Your Land, The Liberty Bell March, Concerto Americana, PanAmericana, The Stars and Stripes Forever, and 
The Red, White, and Blue Salute. 
Hope to see you there.

Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 3 pm
  The Como Pops Ensemble will play at the pavilion. 
Concerts are free and done by 4:30 pm
July 28, 2019
Music includes:
God Bless America/Irving Berlin, Minnesota Fanfare/Dean Sorenson, 
Colonial Portrait/Morton Gould- arr. Paul Yoder, 
Golden Jubilee March/John Philip Sousa-arr. Frederick Fennell,
Windsong/John P. Zdechlik, Washington and Lee Swing/arr. Andy Clark
With Bells On/James Christensen, Rhythms of Rio/David Bennett, 
The Sixties/arr. John Higgins
Born Free, Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do, Tijuana Taxi, 
I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Classical Gas, 
The Twist, Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport, cherish, 
Windy, Satisfaction, You Lost That Lovin’ Feeling, 
Dominique, Good Vibrations, Alfie, For Once in My Life, 
and Yesterday.

National Anthem

Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 3 pm
  The Como Pops Ensemble will play at the pavilion. 
Concerts are free and done by 4:30 pm​

Music includes
God Bless AmericaIrving Berlin
Fanfare for the Common Man, Copland
The Tsar's Farewell, Rimsky-Korsakov
Alpine Echoes, Windsor
Mississippi View, Wright
Darktown Strutters Ball
El Capitan, Sousa 
Angel Eyes, Dennis
Albanian Dance, Hanson
The Wizard of Oz Fantasy, Arlen

National Anthem

 Hope to see you there. Jim
About the Como Pops Ensemble
2019, marks 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 lineHere 
is a guide for supporting the Como Pops and Music in the Parks program.

  • Major sponsors          $ 5,000 and above
  • Major support            $ 1,000 to $4,999
  • Sponsor                     $    500 to $   999
  • Intense support          $    250 to $   499
  • Group support            $    100 to $   249
  • Individual support       $        1 to $     99

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
3428 St Paul Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55416-4343

Thank you to the following individuals for their generous donations 
to the 2019 Como Pops Program so far.
(Some of these donations were received after the last concert in 2018 
so they did not show on the programs last year)

   Major Supporter $1,000 to $4,999

Mel Olson / James Zieba

Donor $250 to $750

Wayne Haag

Contributor $100 to $249

Loretta Achey, Helen Chambers,
John Clair, Otis Hilbert
Donald Hofmeister, Schwab Charitable Fund,
Barbara & Terry Williams, Jean Zieba,
In Memory of Louise Connely

Friends $1 to $99

Andrea Adams, Paul & Phyllis Comstock,
Odelia Conlon, Shirley Dahl,
Esther Giesel, Richard Graf,
Patricia Gunderson, Carol Hansen,
Robert Hogan, Kathryn Johnson,
Lorelei Larson, Herb Levin,
Terrence Mackin, Ramona MacDonald,
Daniel Martin, Dorothy Neudahl,
Jeanne Pechmann,  Irma Ryan,
Cathleen & Robert Taylor,  Sara Vriesen,
Jenifer Wagner, Joyce Wistrom

Miscellaneous cash donations

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