Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,555
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Prairie Winds Concert Band
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Meeker
Renville
Swift
Chippewa
Stearns
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,555
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,900
Direct expenses
$5,455
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We would like to increase the number of people who attend our indoor concerts, and are willing to try a variety of ways to encourage that outcome. Our band has improved under the direction of Brock Duncan, and we hope that we not only increase our audience attendance, but also the number of musicians in our ensemble. We keep a record of attendance at each concert, money received through ticket sales and free will offerings, and keep track of number and occupations of members of the band.

Measurable Outcome(s)

47 band members at indoor concerts; 35 at summer concerts. We averaged 7 students playing at indoor concerts and between 4-7 at the summer concerts. Fall concert attendance = 113 with 125 for Spring concert. Summer concerts averaged between 140-180 attendees. We raised our ticket prices for indoor concerts a year ago and that has helped bring in more funds. We hesitated to raise them again, at least for a while.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Karen Swenson, Dennis Benson, Susan Jungklaus, Mary Piel, John Mack, Brock Duncan
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Prairie Winds Concert Band 2014-15 Season
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
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Jane Link: visual artist , Milan Village Arts School founding member, Milan Community Education, Greater Milan Initiative; 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 Advisory Board; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, theater, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasure, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board; Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School Districts board.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Vonnie Saquilan: arts advocate, Granite Arts Council Board; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No