Minnesota's Legacy

Equip/Fac-Legacy

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$11,805
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Crow River Drumline Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2015
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
McLeod
Meeker
Renville
Sibley
Stearns
Kandiyohi
Lyon
Yellow Medicine
Olmsted
Dakota
Benton
McLeod
Meeker
Renville
Sibley
Stearns
Kandiyohi
Lyon
Yellow Medicine
Olmsted
Dakota
Benton
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
$11,805
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,195
Direct expenses
$18,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our first goal is to improve program attendance. The proposed project will aid in more day-to-day attendance by reinvigorating the organization and inspiring the creative atmosphere. This will generate a genuine excitement in its members further reinforcing their consistent attendance. Our second goal is to inspire greater year-to-year retention. Given the improved quality of the instruments, students will be motivated to return year after year to such an attractive program. Finally, we would like to continue instilling pride in our members. With new equipment, students will have a greater sense of pride in their program, allowing all involved to generate more and more passion that can be harnessed to move the program forward. Firstly, we will again this year be using an intake survey that will help us identify the strengths and concerns of students and their parents. This survey will address the programs as a whole. Secondly, we'll be keeping a grid of student attendance and keep an eye on our trends. As we've written, our program has been expanding, and we expect it to continue to do so. Day-to-day attendance has been somewhat inconsistent. Though this is largely because our students are very involved in their school's athletic and fine arts programs, as well as other community organizations. While we are happy to be flexible for these situations, we still intend to keep record of attendances and address other issues that may be contributing to attendance losses.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Since receipt, front ensemble absences decreased from an average of 2 to 0-1 per day. As a result, the program was able to develop quicker without having to account for constant absences. Anecdotally, Phoenix Drumline was named Minnesota Percussion Association’s Independent A Class Champions for the second year in a row. They also competed and placed 17th at Winter Guard International’s Championships in Dayton, Ohio. These outcomes, including a consistently improving sense of pride, are in no small part due to the purchasing of new instruments.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Richard Kuttner, Jackie Peterson-Riebe, Shannon Brice, CariAnn Squier, Tammi Matter, Thomas Larum, Jacob Lundy, Andrew Larum, Joeseph Lundy, Deondre Smiles, Gregory Hutto
Project Overview
Equip/Fac-Legacy
Project Details
Frontline drum equipment purchase
Project Manager
First Name
Thomas
Last Name
Larum
Organization Name
Crow River Drumline Association
Street Address
547 Milwaukee Ave SW
City
Hutchinson
State
MN
Zip Code
55350
Phone
(320) 291-1483
Email
tjlarum@gmail.com
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 High School 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
Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Maureen Keimig: actor/theater director; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Tammy Grubbs: visual artist, theatre; Tom Rice: arts administration; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No