Dan Geldert, conductor of the Music Association of Minnetonka's Concert Band, will mark his 50th year of conducting this weekend.
The concert band will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Minnetonka High School auditorium. A reception honoring his achievement will follow the performance. The concert is free, but donations to the Music Association of Minnetonka are accepted.
Geldert worked as a music teacher at Minnetonka High School for 35 years and started the concert band 10 years ago even though he has lived out of state much of that time, trekking back 12 times a year for rehearsals and two concerts.
Stages Theatre Company launches its 2012-13 season with the world premiere of "Duck for President" Friday at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet in Hopkins.
"Duck for President" is a barnyard romp featuring Charles, who decides to run for president. The result is a humorous and heartwarming look at politics.
"Duck" will run through Oct. 21. To buy tickets, visit www.stagestheatre.org or call the box office, 952-979-1111, from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children ages 5-17 and seniors, and free lap passes are available for younger children.