Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Classical Music Podcasts (These are very interesting)

 This aired on Minnesota Public Radio and is very interesting

From their webpage:

''Decomposed breaks down the stories that have shaped classical music, from secrets and scandals to acts of sheer genius. Hear these stories accompanied by the symphonies, operas and other masterpieces they inspired. Hosted by Jade Simmons, a classical concert pianist and storyteller, the first season of Decomposed takes on gender expectations, Cold War propaganda and the danger of putting your personal life on the stage."

Podcasts: click here

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Northeast Community Band 2020 Year End Update!

 While we are not able to meet in person to rehearse, the Northeast Community Band continues to keep in practice by meeting each week for a 90 minute Zoom Conference Rehearsal. 

A this current writing, all concerts for the 2020-2021 season have either been canceled or postponed to a future date - to be determined. 

We will update this blog and the webpage as we know more information.

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).