Friends of the Band Shell Park

A nonprofit organization

28 donors

Two Harbors Performing Arts Center

Help us build a new Two Harbors, MN Performing arts center

This center will replace the band shell that was built over 70 years ago.  The new center will be an indoor/outdoor center that is accessible and can be used year around for many venues.  Developing artists in the Two Harbors and surrounding area will have a place to practice and performances will be held for the community.  We are so proud and excited about this project!  The local radio station, KTWH will share space in this location.

The Two Harbors City Band was organized in 1897 and is now entering its 115th year as a representative of the City of Two Harbors. Each summer the Band performs weekly concerts in the Paul Gauche Memorial Band Shell located in Thomas Owens Park in downtown Two Harbors. The Two Harbors City Band has a rich tradition of providing music from dedicated individuals and the music has been enhanced ever since the construction of the Band Shell in 1937. However, the Band Shell is now over 70 years old and is showing its age. The City Band is also currently without its own rehearsal and storage space. Because of the uncertainty of how long the City Band can continue to rehearse at the Two Harbors High School as well as store music, uniforms and equipment there, and due to potential structural issues with the Band Shell, a group of Two Harbors area citizens including members of the City Band have formed a committee named “Friends of the Band Shell Park” to explore long-term options to enhance Thomas Owens Park and the Band Shell. Help us build a new Two Harbors performing arts Center in our city center!

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Friends of the Band Shell Park

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Arts & Culture


PO Box 21
Two Harbors, MN 55616



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