Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Crow River Drumline Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Our goals with this project include the following: 1) Serve more students. With new equipment, Phoenix Drumline will be able to accommodate more members with quality instruments. 2) Attendance. The proposed project will aid in more day-to-day attendance by renovating the overall aesthetic of the organization and creating a new and creative atmosphere. 3) Inspire Greater Year-to-Year Retention. Given the improved aesthetic and functionality of instruments, students will be motivated to return year after year to such an attractive program. 4) Instill Pridin 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 be introducing an intake survey that will help us identify the strengths and concerns of students and their parents. Secondly, we'll be keeping a grid of student attendance and keep an eye on our trends.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Phoenix Drumline measured the impact of the receiving the legacy grant through attendance both at rehearsals and shows. Attendance was taken each day and compared to the attendance of the days prior. Since receipt, attendance at rehearsals went from an average of four absences to one. As a result, the program has been able to develop quicker without having to account for constant absences. Anecdotally, Phoenix Drumline took first place at the Winter Guard International Minneapolis Regional 2015 and Minnesota Percussion Association Championships 2015. Such placement at the Winter Guard International Regional is a new occurrence whereas the placement at Minnesota Percussion Association Championships hasn't happened since 2002. These achievements are the direct result of a newfound sense of pride and comradery amongst the membership no doubt spurred by the addition of the new equipment.

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
Project Details
Phoenix Drumline Equipment purchase
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Crow River Drumline Association
Street Address
547 Milwaukee Ave SW
Zip Code
(320) 291-1483
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, 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
Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School Districts board; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts board; Peg Furshong: performing arts administration, Granite Area Arts Council board; Tom Rice: arts advocate, Appleton Æ52 Wing Restoration Committee.