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The Hopkins Westwind Concert Band (HWCB), under the direction of Conductor Mike Anderson and Conductor Emeritus Don Bates, is a community band based in Hopkins, Minnesota. Since 1983 the HWCB has been making music in the Twin Cities metro area. During those years, the band has performed for thousands of people in various outdoor venues including the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis, Centennial Lakes in Edina, the Burwell House in Minnetonka, Friendship Village in Bloomington, Downtown Park in Hopkins, and locations in St. Paul, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, and Plymouth. Since 1987 it has sponsored the Raspberry Festival of Bands, an event that showcases five area community bands. It regularly performs indoor concerts at Edinborough Park in Edina, the Hopkins High School Auditorium, and the Eisenhower Community Center. Since 2000 the HWCB has performed two concerts each year at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The HWCB is proud to be the recipient of a 2014 grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.

The HWCB rehearses every Wednesday night, September through July, from 7:30–9:30 p.m. in the Hopkins High School Band room. If you are interested in joining the band, visit the membership page.

Please visit us at our next concert and join our mailing list to be notified of future performances.

Give To The Max Day is approaching!  Contributions can be made starting November 1st and ending on Give To The Max Day, November 15th.  Donations can be made on our GiveMN at or click the Donate Now button on the homepage of our website.  Our goal is to raise $4,500.  With the generous donations, we are able to perform our concerts for free.  We greatly appreciate the support!

Please join us to celebrate funds raised on November 20th at LTD Brewing Company from 5pm to 9pm.  20% of the proceeds made during that time will be contributed back to the band.  Hope to see you there!

The address for LTD Brewing Company is

8 8th Ave N

Hopkins, MN 55343

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