The Roseville Community Band, from Roseville, Minnesota, began as the Roseville Municipal Band. Founded by Mark Lammers, the first organizational meeting was held on March 10, 1964. In 1970, Lammers accepted a postition at Gustavus Adolphus College, and was replaced by Roger Sorenson, who directed the band for one year. Tom Haugen directed from 1971 - 1973; followed by Dave Magnuson, 1972 - 1974; Dick Miller from 1974 - 1975; and Dave Magnuson again from 1975 - 1976. In 1976, Bob Lancette became the director and remained until 1987. Sam Marks replaced Lancette and directed the band from 1987 until 1995. Marks played in the French Horn section from 1978 until he became the director. Kay Foster served as interim director from September to January 1996. Rob McWilliams directed the band from January 1996 until July 1996. Patricia DeBenedetto served as director from that time until January of 1999. Sam Marks served, once again, as the interim director during April and May of 1999. Denny Schackel was director from then until July 2000, with Kay Foster picking up as interim again for fall 2000. Daniel Anthony Kuch is the present director, and has been with us since February 2001.
In 1978 the band was invited to participate in the INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL in Dublin, Ireland (the first adult community band to be invited to this event from the United States). A decade later the band geared up for another round of fundraising activities, and in July, 1992, played a series of concerts in Lucerne, Switzerland and Salzberg, Austria. The band observed its 30th anniversary by commissioning a composition by internationally known composer, musician, and educator Dr. Frank Bencriscutto who composed "SUMMER IN CENTRAL PARK" for the band. The late "Dr. Ben", a Roseville resident, conducted the work at the 30th anniversary concert in 1994.
The Roseville Community Band celebrated fifty years in 2014 and is still going strong!