The Northland Community Band will present a concert Friday, Nov. 19, at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. It will be the group’s first public appearance since fall 2019 when it performed with the High School Honor Band.

This concert, which will solely feature the Northland Community Band, offers a wide variety of musical entertainment, said Linda Samuelson, the band’s director and NCTC music instructor. The program includes a suite of Gershwin tunes, two novel contemporary pieces that use electronic recordings as accompaniments, a medley of pieces made famous by Prince, a selection from the Final Fantasy videogame series, and a medley of polkas.

A community-based instrumental group, the Northland Community Band boasts a talented group of 34 musicians from Thief River Falls, Red Lake Falls, Goodridge, Karlstad, Leonard, Middle River, Roseau and Warren, Minn., Samuelson said in a news release.

“This full ensemble is ready and excited to take the stage to demonstrate that a two-year hiatus due to COVID restrictions hasn’t dulled their enthusiasm for performing together or for presenting high-quality instrumental literature,” she said.

Admission to the concert is free “as a thank you to the community and college for their continued support,” Samuelson said.

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Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the program set to begin at 7 p.m. Masks are required.

For more information, contact Samuelson at (218) 683-8717 or email .