Central Region Calendar of Events

 

Upcoming Events

Beginning Band Festival/Second Year Festival: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at Zimmerman High School in Zimmerman, Minnesota.

Get all forms for CMBDA BBF/SYF here

 

Meeting Minutes

Central Region Board of Directors

 

President 

Andrew Nelson Milaca High School

andrew.nelson@milaca.k12.mn.us

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Andrew Eric Nelson is director of bands at Milaca High School. Hisduties include direction of three concert bands, pep band, jazz ensemble, solo/ensemble preparation, as well as lesson instruction. The MHS Marching Wolves summer band is also under his direction. Prior to his arrival at Milaca High School, he served as Associate Director of Bands at Blaine High School and Director of Bands at Red Wing High School.   In 2007 Mr. Nelson was selected as the “Milaca Community Member of the Year” for his work with the high school band program.  In 2013-14 he was a “Minnesota Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist”. 

Mr. Nelson is a 1993 summa cum laude graduate of St. Cloud State University, an alumnus of Litchfield High School and past member of the MMEA All-State Band (1987-88). He has served a season as principal euphonium with the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band. He also is an active adjudicator of marching bands with the Tri-State judging association, and has held memberships in MMEA, MENC and MBDA. In 2004 Mr. Nelson completed his Masters Degree from St. Maryʼs University in Winona. He and his wife Christine, live in Foreston and have two daughters, Natalie and Nicole.

 

Vice President

Nicole Clark ~ Providence Academy

nicole.clark@providenceadademy.org

Mrs. Nicole Clark is a graduate with the highest honors from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse with concentrations in both instrumental and vocal music.  Her performance background includes recitals in alto saxophone, piano and voice.  She teaches at Providence Academy in Plymouth, MN and brings to Providence Academy a diverse background in music education.  In Rice Lake, WI, she completed an internship in both middle and high school band as well as high school choir and music theory.  She served for two years as the middle and high school choral director as well as the assistant band director in Spring Grove, MN.  Before arriving at Providence Academy, she served as the middle school band director and assistant high school marching band director in Lake City, MN.  In addition to teaching, she has served as a music director and as the assistant and co-director of music at the Newman Center Parish in La Crosse, WI.  Mrs. Clark directs the cadet (5th grade) and concert (6-8th grades) bands at the academy and teaches individual private band lessons to all 100 students, as well as Middle School general music. She is an active member of MBDA and NAfME.  When not teaching she enjoys running, sewing, and long distance biking with her husband and 3 very energetic sons.

Secretary 

 

Lauren Greeley 

LGreeley@gsl.k12.mn.us

 

Treasurer

Susan Schevenious 

suschev@netscape.net

 

Beginning Band Festival Coordinator

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Susan Schevenius~ Calvin Christian School, Blaine, MN

Susan Schevenius has been a teacher at Calvin Christian School in Blaine since 1999. In 2013 she was added to the staff of Calvin Christian School in Edina. At both campuses her responsibilities include 5th grade band, 6-8 middle school band, instrumental lessons and jazz band. Prior to coming to Calvin, Susan taught in Catholic and Lutheran Schools in the Minneapolis/St Paul area for ten years. In the summers she teaches beginning band for the Centennial and Moundsview districts. She earned her BS Music Education from North Dakota State University. 


Second Year Band Festival Coordinator

Beth Claybaugh 
bclaybaugh@pierz.k12.mn.us

 

 

 

9-10 Honor Band Chair

Andrew Nelson ~ Milaca High School

andrew.nelson@milaca.k12.mn.us

Andrew Eric Nelson is entering his twentieth year of teaching during the 2012-13 school year; it is his tenth as director of bands at Milaca High School. His duties include direction of three concert bands, pep band, jazz ensemble, solo/ensemble preparation, as well as lesson instruction. The MHS Marching Wolves summer band is also under his direction. Prior to his arrival at Milaca High School, he served as Associate Director of Bands at Blaine High School and Director of Bands at Red Wing High School.   In 2007 Mr. Nelson was selected as the “Milaca Community Member of the Year” for his work with the high school band program.

 

 

Mr. Nelson is a 1993 summa cum laude graduate of St. Cloud State University, an alumnus of Litchfield High School and past member of the MMEA All-State Band (1987-88). He has served a season as principal euphonium with the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band. He also is an active adjudicator of marching bands with the Tri-State judging association, and has held memberships in MMEA, MENC and MBDA. In 2004 Mr. Nelson completed his Masters Degree from St. Maryʼs University in Winona. He and his wife Christine, live in Foreston and have two daughters, Natalie and Nicole.

 

6-8 Honor Band Chair 

Abigail Salmon ~ Rockford Area Schools 

Abigail Salmon is in her sixth year of teaching and in her third year at Rockford Middle School. At RMS she teaches grades 5-7 ensembles as well as small group lessons. She is also the director of the Rockford High School summer marching band. Prior teaching positions include Becker Middle School and Clark, SD junior and senior high bands and choirs. 

Ms. Salmon is a 2006 graduate of Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD and a past member of the South Dakota All State High School Band, All State Orchestra, and All State Choir, and All State Intercollegiate Band as a percussionist. Currently she is a member of NAfME, MBDA, and MTNA.

As a pianist, Ms. Salmon enjoys accompanying for school, community, and church events and teaches private lessons at her home. Abby lives in Monticello with her husband and their two boys. 

 

5-6 Honor Band Chair 

Laura Boillat ~ lboillat@yahoo.com

Schools

For logistical purposes, this roster contains high school, college, and university institutions. The regional assignment for elementary and middle schools is currently identified by the name of the HIGH SCHOOL that serves your student population.

Colleges/Universities

Augsburg College (Minneapolis)
St. Johns University (Collegeville)
St. Cloud State University
Brainerd Community College
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Schools

Albany
Andover
Annandale
Anoka
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City
Becker
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
Benilde-St. Margarets, St. Louis Park
Blaine
Brainerd
Breck School, Golden Valley
Brooklyn Center
Buffalo
Buffalo Lake-Hector
Champlin Park
Columbia Heights
Coon Rapids
Crystal
Delano
DeLaSalle, Minneapolis
Eden Valley-Watkins
Education, Golden Valley
Elk River Area
Faith Christian School, Foreston
Foley
Fridley
Glencoe-Silver Lake
Great River Education Center, Waite Park
Heritage Christian Academy, New Hope
Holdingford
Holy Trinity, Winsted
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted
Irondale, New Brighton
Kimball Area
Little Falls
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
Maple Grove
Maple Lake
Mayer Lutheran
Meadow Creek Christian School, Andover
Melrose Area
Milaca
Minneapolis Edison
Minneapolis North Community
Minneapolis Patrick Henry
Minneapolis Roosevelt

Minneapolis South
Minneapolis Southwest
Minneapolis Washburn
Minnewaska Area, Glenwood
Monticello
Mora
Mounds View
Nay-Ah-Shing School, Onamia
New Century Charter School, Hutchinson
New London-Spicer
Norwood-Young America
Onamia
Osseo
PACT Charter School, Anoka
Park Center, Brooklyn Park
Paynesville Area
Perpich Center for Arts
Pierz
Providence Academy, Plymouth
Rivers Christian Academy, Elk River
Robbinsdale Cooper
Rockford
Rocori, Cold Spring
Royalton
SAGE Academy Charter
Sartell-St. Stephen
Sauk Centre
Sauk Rapids-Rice
School, Maple Grove
Spring Lake Park
St. Anthony Village
St. Cloud Apollo
St. Cloud Cathedral
St. Cloud Christian School
St. Cloud Tech
St. Johns Prep, Collegeville
St. Louis Park
Swanville
The City, Inc.-North, Minneapolis
Totino-Grace, Fridley
Upsala
Watershed, Minneapolis
Watertown-Mayer
West Lutheran, Plymouth

 

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