Equipment/Facilities Improvement

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,565
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Crow River Drumline Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
March 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
McLeod
Dakota
Benton
Sherburne
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
$3,565
Other Funds Leveraged
$892
Direct expenses
$4,457
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

With proper use of a metronome providing perfect timing, we can focus on building precise technique without trivial concerns that could otherwise be avoided; we can expand the possibilities of our teaching. We are looking for two measurable outcomes. The first being better scores for our competitive season in relation to time-keeping. The second being student satisfaction. Generally, judge's notes focus on areas that need improvement. We often get marks for poor time keeping. However, should we have fewer notes included from performance to performance, that will be a sign that our ensemble has grown. Secondly, a survey will be conducted following the implementation of the new equipment. This survey will be completed by the student membership.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Phoenix Drumline measured the impact of receiving the grant by surveying the membership on their overall satisfaction with the project using rating scales. Prior to the addition of the new sound equipment, members were indifferent towards the already existing sound equipment. After the addition of the new sound equipment, members were greatly satisfied with the new sound equipment. Members reported greater satisfaction with respect to keeping time during rehearsals. The open ended questions revealed students were much more confident in their performance and took greater pride in being a member of the ensemble.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Richard Kuttner, Pat Marcotte, Mike Roen, Tammi Matter, Megan Schmeling, Thomas Larum, Jacob Lundy, Andrew Larum, Deondre Smiles, Gregory Hutto
Project Overview
Equipment/Facilities Improvement
Project Details
Phoenix Drumline Performance Enrichment
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; 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, developed a curriculum focused on the visual arts, literature, and modern and traditional music of Spain and Latin America; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, 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, former high school English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, theater, 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 board; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association, Plum Creek Food Co-op, visual artist, musician; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor;
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
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; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist.