Community Arts Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,400
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Saint Cloud Municipal Band
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2015
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Morrison
Crow Wing
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
$4,400
Other Funds Leveraged
$99,184
Direct expenses
$103,584
Administration costs
$484
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Based on patron surveys, the following statistics were calculated as to the musical venues being satisfactory. 93% would return to another event; 94% would recommend the concerts to their friends. The fellowship of musicians has maintained a level of 95%. We are seeing an increase in ethnic diversity at the summer concert series at Barden Park, near Saint Cloud State University. The attendance of women wearing hijabs, Asians, and other ethnic students is evident. Music is bringing the neighborhood together. For each piece of music played, a story is provided behind it. By honoring the patron's requests and incorporating the musical legacy of each composer, it is the desire of Saint Cloud Municipal Band to not only perform but also inform the audience of the beauty and importance of music in our society. The musical scores are chosen to ensure diversity of interest by various age, gender, and ethnic backgrounds. The music committee is diligent on ensuring this method to attract many.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We measured interest by the musicians via attendance records, and interest of the audience using surveys.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Amy Sauter, Tammy Creasy, Bob Bach
Project Overview
Community Arts Support
Project Details
Saint Cloud Municipal Band plays over 20 concerts/year, nursing homes, high schools, VA Center, others
Project Manager
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Edwards
Organization Name
Saint Cloud Municipal Band
Street Address
2141 Tamarack Dr
City
St Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56301
Phone
(320) 267-9449
Email
foxjcw@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Janice Courtney: Stearns County Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Mike Carlson: Art Teacher, Fall Musical Director, Potter; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Fine Arts Series; Doug Lien: Watercolorist, member of the Central Minnesota Watercolorists, member of Artists of Minnesota, Community Education Art Class instructor; George Minerich: photographer, environmental professional; Linda Brobeck: visual artist, owner of Crow River North LLC.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janice Courtney: Stearns County Arts Adviser/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; Mike Carlson: Art Teacher, Fall Musical Director, Potter; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Al Hams: Founder of Al's Music, author; Linda Brobeck: Visual artist, owner of Crow River North, LLC; George Minerich: Photographer; Ken Barry: Blues musician, Victorian and digital photographer.