The La Crosse Concert Band announced Monday that it has donated $50,000 to the Riverside Park bandshell project, which will add an acoustic roof to the Wendell A. Anderson bandstand.

“Our history in Riverside Park made this decision an easy one. This investment will allow us to improve significantly the musical experience we provide for our audiences and our players while also giving back to the beautiful park that has been our summer home for so many decades,” said board president Stephen Mann.

The band has been a regular user of the bandstand since its dedication in 1930 and performs a free weekly concert series there every summer.

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The money for this investment comes from the band’s endowment campaign, which began in 2004. Regular season operating funds will not be used.

More information on the project will be available at 6 p.m. Tuesday during a public hearing at the main branch of the La Crosse Public Library.

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Jourdan Vian is a reporter and columnist covering crime and courts for the La Crosse Tribune. You can contact her at 608-791-8218 or jvian@lacrossetribune.com.

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Good for them for their civic-mindedness!

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