Minnesota's Legacy

Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Buffalo Community Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2018
End Date
March 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Audience size, audience response to music, musician participation, interaction with other community organizations. We measure audience size by ticket count, audience response by post-concert polling and conversation, musician participation by taking attendance and polling, development of community contacts by the nature and number of organizations at our event.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Rehearsal attendance averaged 76%, lower than the 85% expected. Musicians are expected to sign themselves in, and this may not always happen. Attendance at the concert was 329. Fifty-five of these had their attendance paid for by Allina Health, part of the "Bounce Back" focus. Audience members gave the evening a 2.97 out of a possible 3.0, while musicians rated the evening at 2.65.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bill Tregaskis: president; Jolyn Halvorson: vice-president; Laura Keller: secretary; Jeff Burns: treasurer; Gretchen Katzenberger: donations manager, music committee chair; Evan Keller: board member; Kendell Kubasch: finance chair; Veronica Lilly: board member; Mary Ellen Lundsten: board member; Thomas Maresh: board member; Kristi Wagner: board member; Mike Walsh, District 877 liason
Project Overview

Project Grant

Project Details

"Bounce Back with BCO": Buffalo Community Orchestra will rehearse for 8 sessions and then perform a public concert focusing on music with a mental health theme developed by local health providers.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Buffalo Community Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 707
Zip Code
(612) 803-7198
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Linda Brobeck: Vice Chair Wright County Minnesota visual artist, owner of Crow River North LLC, has served on a number of non-profit boards; Doug Lien: Stearns County, Watercolorist, Member of the Central Minnesota Watercolorists, Community Education Art Class instructor; Mark Nelson: Wright County Public School Music Teacher, choral director, community theatre director, voice lessons instructor, American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota Board Member; Leslie Hanlon: Secretary Stearns County, Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Janice Courtney: Chair Stearns County Arts Adviser, Assistant Director of the St. Cloud State University Program Board, arts advocate, arts administrator; Ken Barry: Blues Musician, Victorian photographer proficient in Digital imaging, Platinum/Palladium printing,Wet Plate Collodion process, Bromoil printing, Cyanotype printing, University of Wisconsin, Certified Nuclear Engineer: George Minerich: Benton County, Professional film, digital and nature photographer, local arts center, photography club volunteer.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

George Minerich: Benton County, Professional film, digital and nature photographer; local arts center and photography club volunteer; Joyce Lyons: actress, singer, educator, member of Buffalo Comm Orchestra Advisory Board; Elizabeth Valencia-Borgert: Has a BS in Business and an MBA from Winona State University, Elizabeth taught Ballet, been a Choreographer for the Folkloric Venezuela Dance, served as Vice-President for the Board of Directors at the former Casa Guadalupe Multicultural Communities, served as a committee member for the Event ôA Place at the Table, sponsored by the Paramount Center for the Arts; Emily Steinmetz: regional coordinator for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits' Central Minnesota Chapter based in St. Cloud, Before becoming a regional coordinator, an active volunteer and board member for the March of Dimes, adjunct faculty member for the Master of Public Administration program at St. Cloud State University,volunteer coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MN; Michael Calavicci: graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree painting and photography, assists local Minnesota based not-for-profit organizations; Peter Happel-Christian: Associate Professor in the Art Department at Saint Cloud State University, Phtorgrapher, received many grants and awards and fellowships from a numerous organizations, published a variety of photobooks.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Central Minnesota Arts Board, Leslie LeCuyer (320) 968-4290