Presenter/Production Assistance

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Austin Community Band
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Start Date
April 2014
End Date
July 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Retirees are underserved musically in most communities. The Austin Community Band welcomes anyone who wants to dust off their Instrument and spend Tuesday evenings in early spring at the high school music room. A fifth of the band is made up of retirees.The band intends to use pictures, surveys and the number of band members participating and the number of people in the audience to judge whether the season is successful. The band Intends to Increase the size of the audience at the Concerts in the Park by providing ice cream and making it a social event.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Our intent was to measure the success of the Concerts in the Park by the number of participants in our band as well as the size of the audience who attended our Concerts in the Park. About two thousand people attended. We were not disappointed. People tended to come and go.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Roger Boughton, Carolyn Ellertson, Kathy Hectorn, Brian Koser
Project Overview
Presenter/Production Assistance
Project Details
A series of free band concerts in the park in June and early July
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Austin Community Band
Street Address
2205 10th Ave SW
Zip Code
(507) 437-7331
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Hal Cropp: Executive Director Commonweal Theatre Company; Daved Driscoll: Artistic Director Northland Words-Words Players Theatre; Drue Fergison: musicologist with dance and literary expertise; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer and public information officer City of Albert Lea; Paula Michel: Secretary Harmony Arts Board; Judy Saye-Willis: visual artist and former director Faribault Art Center; Steven Schmidt: musician and General Manager City of Rochester Music Department.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Liz Bucheit: owner/artist Crown Trout Jewelers; Alan Calavano: president Rochester Male Chorus; Judy Hickey: board Children's Dance Theatre; William Hoy: playwright and songwriter; Katie Hae Leo: Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Liaison; Kathy Rush: Lockwood Theatre Company; Jon Swanson; curator Minnesota Marine Art Museum; Phil Taylor: visual artist; Loretta Verbout; board secretary Mantorville Art Guild.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed