BOARD ELECTIONS

Below are all of the candidates for the 2020 Board of Directors. 

Please Note: You do not need to be a dues paying member of UMAA to vote in the election of the UMBAS board - any alumni of the University of Minnesota Band Program is eligible to vote. Voting will be open until December 31st, 2019. 


Voting can be done here

 

President-Elect Candidate

MORGAN REDEMANN

As UMBAS continues to evolve as an organization, I am energized by the opportunities to grow, and would like to continue serving UMBAS as President-Elect. I have worn many hats in my time on the Board to coordinate and execute projects, and contribute to strategy, providing multiple perspectives on how to best lead this organization. In my role as Treasurer in 2019, I maintained fiscal well-being and stability for the organization, as well as serving as Project Manager and Marketer for large projects such as Aquatennial, and initiated the new Winter Care Packages project within existing budget to support the University of Minnesota Marching Band. As President-Elect, I seek to learn more about the culture of our alumni and current band students, so that UMBAS can continue to effectively serve our alumni through opportunities to participate in musical, social, and philanthropic activities. 


I was blessed with the opportunity to march in UMMB during the 2014-2015 season, serving as the Gold Twirler. I am also an alumna of the Purdue University All-American Marching Band (AAMB) as a twirler on the All-American Twirling Team (AATT) 2013, 2015, and 2016 seasons, and was a member of the AAMB Advancement Team (alumni connections and engagement). I bring multiple perspectives to the UMBAS Board being a former member of both bands and university systems.

Secretary-Elect Candidate

KIRSTEN RASMUSSEN

I graduated from the U of M in 2017 with a B.A. in English. I marched flute for 5 seasons, was in Tau Beta Sigma, and participated in 10 semesters of Gold Concert Band. I’ve been around the band and the UMBAS Board since birth (literally) and am currently the outgoing Secretary. I was previously the Student Representative on the Board for TBS for 2 years. I am in my second year on the volunteer field staff for the marching band. I am running for this position because I really love the band and want to continue to be as involved as I can be and to be able to give back to the students. I love seeing the passion of this group as we strive to help the band and keep our members connected and engaged and want to help these efforts continue.

Treasurer Elect-Candidate

N/A

Currently we do not have anyone running for this position. Write-ins on the ballot are welcome.

At-Large Director Candidate

ELLEN SORENSON

B.S. 1981 CSci/MuEd, played reeds, mello, and percussion in marching, concert, and pep bands 75-81. I’ve been involved with the UMBAS Board since 1981 in various positions and am committed to making Band Alumni activities work for all interested.  I feel privileged to have met many wonderful people through UMBAS, and hope to foster opportunities for more connections for myself and others.

At-Large Director Candidate

KIRK JUERGENS

86-91 French Horn / Mello / Drum Major (Marching, Concert and Pep Bands)

UMBAS Past President and also served on the Board multiple years in the 1990s and 2010s.

Volunteer UMMB Staff 1992 - Present: Drum Major Instructor, Video Staff, Assistant Historian

Occupation: Transportation Manager at Tennant Company
Degree: BSB Management / Operations / Logistics 1991

I am an experienced volunteer with the Band and UMBAS. I bring both perspective and energy to furthering the mission of UMBAS to foster the alumni community and support the Band program.

At-Large Director Candidate

CAROLINE ROSDAHL

I have been associated with the band for more than 60 years. My son was also in the marching band and now my two granddaughters are in the band. We've come a long was since I was first in band and not allowed to march!!


I have served a number of terms on the Band Alumni Board, as well as the School of Nursing Board and Foundation Board. 


I have 3 degrees from the U of M. ALA from CLA, BSN from Nursing,  and MA from grad school. 

I have continued to play in pep bands, picnic band, and the alumni summer band.  I am also in a community band. 

At-Large Director Candidate

ADAM CONNOLLY

Years in Band: 2008-2012
Ensembles: Marching Band, Campus Band, U Band, Women's Athletic Band
Instruments: Trumpet & Baritone


I would like to join the UMBAS board to give back to the band program that has given so much to me. As we look towards the future I want to continue to help engage alumni with the current band members as well as engaging alumni of all ages. We have a vast group of people who are devoted to promoting the bands. I hope I can bring my skills and experiences to the board to continue to support the bands in every way.

 

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