Minnesota's Legacy

Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,710
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Buffalo Community Orchestra AKA BCO
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
March 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Wright
Sherburne
Hennepin
Ramsey
Wright
Sherburne
Hennepin
Ramsey
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,710
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,173
Direct expenses
$9,883
Administration costs
$1,650
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The primary outcome for this project is to engage the Buffalo and surrounding communities in a high quality, artistic event through entertaining themes. This will be completed with cooperation from local businesses to publicize the event using themed displays. Buffalo Community Orchestra will also continue to expand its usage of social media as a way to reach out to new potential audience members. Smaller Buffalo Community Orchestra ensembles will participate in at least five additional events throughout this concert season. Buffalo Community Orchestra members will be surveyed following this event to measure their satisfaction with the quality of the work performed. Additionally, Buffalo Community Orchestra has set numerical goals around number of participating local businesses, social media usage increases and ensemble group activity.

Measurable Outcome(s)

(1) Surveyed Buffalo Community Orchestra Board members/musicians recognized quality of concert at 92% or better over goal of 85% or better. (2) Local businesses created new, unique publicity events: book displays, coffee drink named ôCamelot,ö store front window display, merchandise display, advertisement on websites of local businesses. (3) Successfully recruited concertmaster. (4) Social media event activities increased 12% over October level. (5) Buffalo Community Orchestra ensembles invited to perform in 5 venues.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jeff Burns, Ken Ross, Renee Goerdt, Mary Ellen Lundsten, Julie Rathmanner, Mike Walsh, Forest Ward, Laura Keller, Rebecca Vetsch, Gretchen Katzenberger, Kari Hartman, Veronica Lilly
Project Overview
Project Grant
Project Details
"Hats Off to Musical Theater" Concert
Project Manager
First Name
Jeffrey
Last Name
Burns
Organization Name
Buffalo Community Orchestra AKA BCO
Street Address
PO Box 707
City
Buffalo
State
MN
Zip Code
55313
Phone
(612) 803-7198
Email
burns@cmab.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Janice Courtney: Stearns County Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; 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; Charlene Sul: Human Service Administrator, Senior Partner at Sul and Associates LLC, Instructor at Saint Cloud State University, Art Director at Hands Across the World, Facilitator of the Quilt Circle at the American Indian Health Center; George Minerich: photographer, environmental professional.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janice Courtney: Stearns County Arts Adviser/Assistant Director of the Saint Cloud State University Program Board; 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 Central Minnesota Watercolorists, Member of Artists of Minnesota, Community Education Art Class instructor; George Minerich: Photographer; Al Hams: Founder of Al's Music, author; Linda Brobeck: Visual artist, owner of Crow River North, LLC; Ken Barry: Blues musician, Victorian and digital photographer; Charlene Sul: Saint Cloud State University Instructor, Art Director for Hands Across the World, Facilitator of Quilt Circle at the American Indian Health Center in San Jose.