March to Osseo’s Beat! Join Us For The Marching Band Festival!

Osseo will once again welcome more than a dozen high school marching bands to compete in the 7th Annual Osseo Marching Band Festival on Saturday, June 29, 2013. As on of the largest competitive events in the State, the Osseo Marching Band Festival brings the best bands from around Minnesota to compete for prizes and prestige.

The day’s activities begins at 7:00 AM – 10:30 AM with the ever famous Waffle Breakfast Fundraiser Buffet at the Osseo Junior High School. This all-you-can-eat most important meal of the day includes delicious Dad’s Belgian Waffles with all the fixin’s, sausages, cereal, scrambled eggs, bagels, cream cheese, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk. The cost is only $10 per person with all the profits going directly to support the Band Festival. (Children under five eat free).

Bands being arriving in town around 9:00 AM and will stage in the streets on the east side of Osseo for several blocks around the starting point of the competition. No parking signs will be placed Friday afternoon. If you live east of 4th Avenue, please help us by parking your vehicles in the driveway or garage on Saturday from 9:00 AM until 2:30 PM. You are welcome to come out and watch the students warm-up for the event. Look for one of our volunteers in the bright orange safety vest and come say hi!

At noon, the main event begins – the band competition. Stating at 2nd Street NW and 6th Avenue NW, the bands will play four times on their way to the Osseo Senior High School. Be sure to find a great spot and sit at any of the Play Zones. Here’s a viewing tip: Bands always focus their performance to the own right side!

Play Zone 1: The warm-up area, begins on 2nd Street NE at 5th Avenue NE.

Play Zone 2: Judging, begins on 2nd Street NE just west of 3rd Avenue NE.

Play Zone 3: The media Play Zone, begins on 1st Avenue NW at 3rd Street NW.

Play Zone 4: The Finale, begins on 5th Street NW at 2nd Avenue NW.

There are 18 total marching units – 15 high school marching bands, the Osseo/Maple Grove American Legion Post 172 Color Guard, the Robbinsdale City Marching Band and the Osseo High School Alumni Marching Band. Viewing tip: The host band at all Band Festivals does not complete but are still evaluated by the judges.

After marching through the streets of Osseo, the bands gather at the High School stadium to cheer on their school as awards are presented. The awards event is FREE and open to the public. Concessions are available for sale and all proceeds go directly to the Band Festival.

Plan your day accordingly – come on out and enjoy this wonderful family event. Join us for breakfast and then cheer on your favorite school. Give applause to all the students who have been giving up the past 5 months of their free time to master their well-choreographed and exhilarating musical performance.

PS: We can always use more volunteers. If you would like to help out this year, please sign up at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044CACAD23A57-osseo

The Osseo March Band Festival 2013 – the best thing happening this summer!

 

 

Riley Grams, City Planner, City of Osseo

 

 

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Get Your Popcorn Ready! Osseo Movies & Music In The Park Series Starts This Week

Each Tuesday evening throughout the summer months is a special event here in Osseo. The famed Movies and Music In The Park series offers residents and visitors a chance to get out and enjoy the (usually) beautiful Minnesota summer evenings, get together with neighbors and friends, and take in family friendly movies in a casual and inviting atmosphere.

The series of movies and concerts is sponsored by several civic organizations and is held in Boerboom Park, located across the street from Osseo City Hall. The park offers a band shell from which popular local acts perform a wide range of musical selections. Residents and visitors can bring their favorite camp chair or blanket and catch a great family movie or concert.

On Tuesdays when there is a concert, music will begin at 7:00 PM. All movies will begin at 8:30 PM. Residents and visitors who plan on attending are encouraged to stop by one of the many great downtown business to grab a bite to eat or finish up some last minute shopping before the movies and music events start. Don’t forget to bring your favorite snack as well!

The first movie will play on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. You can view the upcoming schedule for the 2013 summer season by visiting the City of Osseo’s website under the Calendar of Events page. We hope to see everyone in Boerboom Park for the wonderful movies and music in the park series this summer!

 

Riley Grams, City Planner, City of Osseo

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SCORE! Osseo City-Wide Garage Sale Coming Soon

With spring finally making its arrival, the garage sale season is in full swing. The upcoming Osseo City-Wide Garage Sale (June 6-8) will be paradise for buyers and sellers alike!

Spring cleaning typically leads to a large pile of stuff you wouldn’t mind getting rid of. Sowhy not sell the items and help pad your wallet this spring? Garage sales are integral to the American landscape. City-wide garage sales help the community build pride and character. They also give everyone a chance to earn some extra cash for their unwanted items. Have you cleaned out your garage or attic recently? Do you have a bunch of items you think someone would love to get their hands on? Put a sale sticker on them and watch the potential buyers line up!

If you plan on having a garage sale this year, you can register your sale at Main Street Pharmacy before June 2 to get your place on the sale map. Maps will then be available at Main Street Pharmacy starting June 6 (the first day of the city-wide garage sale event).

After the garage sale is over, the Salvation Army has volunteered to pick up any unwanted and unsold items from your driveway. Simply call the Salvation Army at 612-332-5855 (by June 2) and tell the operator you are part of the Osseo City-Wide Garage Sale Event and give your address. Leave all unsold and unwanted items in boxes (with Salvation Army clearly written). You can also request a receipt which you can use for your income tax deduction.

So come on out, enjoy the summer weather, walk around town, and check out all of the garage sales around town. You never know what treasures you can find!

 

Riley Grams, City Planner, City of Osseo

 

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Mark Your Calendars: Osseo Vintage Car Show Set For May 11

On the heels of the wildly popular car show held in downtown Osseo last year, InterMarque Vintage Foreign Motorcars is back for 2013! On May 11, nearly 40 local car clubs will flood the downtown Osseo area to show off their vintage and exotic foreign cars. InterMarque is an association of 40 vintage foreign car clubs in the Upper Midwest, most of which are located in the Twin Cities area.

This event is InterMarque’s Spring Kickoff, opening the car club touring season. The show is limited to vehicles that qualify for the classic status under Minnesota Law, which is any vehicle that is twenty years old or more. This year, we’ll be adding a Modern Classics area as well. The event was a huge success last year, and City officials hope to build on that success this year.

Some of the makes you’ll be able to check out include Austin-Healey, BMW, Citroen, Jaguar, Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Triumph, and many more. In addition to the car show, this year we will host a Craft & Vendor Fair in Boerboom Park with more than 30 local vendors. The Craft & Vendor Fair offers a mix of crafters, artisans, and much more. Be sure to stop by the Park to check out the various fashion trends, jewelry, accessories, craft supplies, high quality vendors from around the Twin Cities area and more! The North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce will also host a Business Expo located in 5th Street NE, featuring local businesses providing information on their services and products.

This is a FREE event for Osseo residents and visitors and Central Avenue will be closed from 1st Street to 6th Street. The event begins at 11:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM. Residents and visitors are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to local food shelves. You can drop off food donation items at the corner of 5th Street NW and Central Avenue (right next to the event registration tent). City officials also urge residents and visitors to take the opportunity to visit and shop at our great local businesses.

Come rain or shine! We hope to see many of you in downtown Osseo this Saturday, May 11!

 

Riley Grams, City Planner, City of Osseo

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