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CONCERTS FOR THE SUMMER OF 2019

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

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

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

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​
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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

tenbensel@aol.com
www.jimtenbensel.com
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Thank you to the following individuals for their generous donations to the 2018 Como Pops Program
(Many of these donations were received after the last concert in 2017 so they did not show on the programs last year)

Major Supporter $1,000 to $4,999

James Zieba
Donor $250 to $750

Victoria Gabler
Wayne Haag

Contributor $100 to $249

Ivy Celendar
Helen Chambers
Otis Hilbert
Susan Mattson
Carol Sandberg
Schwab Charitable Fund
Jean Zieba
In Memory of Louise Connolly

Friends $1 to $99

Gloria Bjorkman
Paul & Phyllis Comstock
Patrick & Sean Flahaven
Gloria Frederick
General Mills Foundation 
Esther Giesel
Richard Graf
Patricia & Eugene Gunderson

Carol Lee Hansen
Richard & Judith Kampmeyer 
Lorelei Larson
Herb Levin
Janet Lorenz
Don Mattson
Ramona McDonald
Dorothy Neudahl
Kathleen Palmquist
Jeanne Pechmann
Lowell & Mary Schiebe 
Richard Schlosser
Ed Schneider
Janice Soeffner

Gerald & Janice Swanberg
Cathleen & Robert Taylor 
Wayne Urbaniak
Barbara & Terry Williams 
Joyce Wistrom


Miscellaneous cash donations

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