With the increasing number of downtown public events in Northfield, musicians felt the need to add to the atmosphere with a “town band” for the summer. Many outdoor attractions and events occur on Bridge Square, such as “Taste of Northfield”, “Krazy Daze”, “Riverwalk Market Fair”, “Winter Walk”, “Vintage Band Festival”, and several events coordinated with the Northfield Historical Society, NDDC, City Library, etc.
The idea of “Bridge Square Band” was launched during the winter of 2011 and band was first assembled in Summer 2012.
The band, intentionally smaller and portable, has about 12 to 15 musicians for a performance: 3 trumpets, 2 clarinets, 2 flutes, an alto and tenor saxophone, a horn, 2 trombones, an euphonium, a tuba, and a bass and snare drummer. The talent resource pool for this group is a longer list of amateur musicians, so membership may rotate from performance to performance as performers are available.