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Lex-Ham Community Band at BandWidth 2019

Lex-Ham Community Band

The Lex-Ham Community Band is a volunteer musical ensemble established in 1992 and composed of residents and students who live in the Lexington-Hamline and surrounding neighborhoods of St. Paul, Minnesota. The group is directed by Austin Ertelt.

Due to the uncertainty regarding the Coronavirus public health emergency, Lex-Ham Community Band's formal concert for the foreseeable future have all been cancelled.  Watch for updates on when the band will return to its normal schedule.

The group practices on Sunday nights of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Band Room at Concordia University-St. Paul.  The ensemble is open to anyone, young or old, who wants to come to the practices and play in the concerts. The band plays Sousa marches, show tunes, classical concert band pieces, swing jazz, and Dixieland arrangements and hosts the annual BandWidth Music Festival.  See some of the band's repertoire.

See a list of the band's upcoming rehearsals and concerts.

Interested in performing with us?  Fill out our Get Involved form and read our Member Information Sheet or contact

See a list of all the Lex-Ham Community Band programs.

Here's information about some clarinetists of note.