The Hopkins Westwind Concert Band, under the direction of conductor Mike Anderson, played a gala concert at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The Hopkins American Legion and VFW posts provided a color guard, and the concert opened with the Ukrainian National Anthem in support of Hopkins’ sister city, Boryspil. The program included marches, contemporary works by female composers and selections from “Encanto.” The band has free concerts scheduled in Hopkins Downtown Park at 7 p.m. on June 29 and July 27. They also sponsor the Raspberry Festival of Bands, featuring five community bands, on Saturday, July 17. For more information go to

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