Monday, August 31, 2020

Covid-19 Update as of August 30, 2020

Our Performance season is on hold and all previously scheduled concerts have been canceled.

The band will continue to rehearse starting Sept 17, 2020, however we will do so remotely (via video conferencing). We will work on music that we already have in our folders and others  may be added via email.


Thursday, April 9, 2020

Season Suspended until September 2020

Our 2019/2020 season has been suspended until September, 2020. Watch this page for details.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

CoronaVirus aka COVID-19 update

It has been decided to cancel tonight's rehearsal, and we'll continue to keep you updated as to our future schedule. Don't quit practicing though....

Minneapolis Public Schools/Community Ed will be making announcements later today about their plans as well. Knowing that information will help us determine our future schedule. This is new territory and appreciate your understanding as we navigate these waters.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Mara - Flute Section

Mara is one of our newest band members of North East Community Band, having just joined this past spring. She enjoys playing flute alongside other flautists and piccolo players. She has played flute for 14years now (and played piccolo for 6 of those years as well).

In her non-band life, Mara works as a Registered Nurse (RN) at both a community clinic and a hospital in South Minneapolis. She loves her jobs and the difference she makes in her patients’ lives. 

Outside of work she also enjoys cooking, baking, running, hiking, camping, and biking... most recently she has signed up for her first triathalon and hopes to successfully train for and complete that this coming summer. 

Her favorite music movie is August Rush. If she could play any other instrument in the band besides the flute and piccolo, she’d want to play the bass clarinet. Her dream job if she could pick anything other than nursing would be to record movie music and be a part of famous scores in well-known movies (really anything by John Williams or Hans Zimmer).

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Meet the Band: Dave (Saxophone)

Dave has been with the band since 2003 and plays the alto saxophone; he is also a board member and our part-time music librarian

He recently graduated from college with a Degree in Teaching  social studies teacher.

He thinks guitar "is really cool" if he could play any other instrument; and his fun fact---he loves and raises ttortoises!!!

He likes our band because, "NECB is a welcoming group and provides a low-stress environment in which to make music with other people and be challenged to grow as a musician. It's fun, has some great people in it, and is close to home! (It's also the only band I've ever played in, so it's not like I have much to compare it to... :) )".