Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Prairie Winds Concert Band
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Renville
Swift
Chippewa
McLeod
Stearns
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Renville
Swift
Chippewa
McLeod
Stearns
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
2015-2016 Concert Season
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former HS English/creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mike Hulsizer: actor/theatre director; Deb Larson: visual artist; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Judy Marquardt: visual artist, theatre.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,375
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,050
Direct expenses
$5,425
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We would like to increase the number of people who attend our indoor concerts. We also want to continue to perform for our large summer audiences, and at community celebrations like the tribute to our local veterans at the Kandiyohi County Fair. We keep a record of attendance at each concert, money received through ticket sales and free will offerings; and we record the number, hometown, and occupations of members of the band.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We get verbal feedback from our musicians and audience members, and used a form to keep track of membership in the band, audience numbers, and ticket and free will offerings receipts. 48 band members at fall indoor concert, and 40 at spring indoor concert (we lose some members to the snowbird life); and about 35, but varying, at summer concerts. We averaged 7 students playing at our indoor concerts, and between 4-7 at the summer concerts. Our indoor concert attendance was 180 in the fall, and 135 in the spring. Summer concerts varied between 140-220 (depending on the weather). The audience at the fair was at least 300.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Karen Swenson, Dennis Benson, Susan Jungklaus, Mary Pieh, John Mack, Brock Duncan
Project Manager
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Pieh
Organization Name
Prairie Winds Concert Band
Street Address
16648 85th St NE
City
New London
State
MN
Zip Code
56273
Phone
(320) 354-2906
Email
tpieh@tds.net
Administered By
Administered by
Location

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone
(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
Email the Agency
Location

114 3rd Street North, PO Box 55
Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

Phone
800-622-5284 or 507-537-1471
Email the Agency