Board of Directors


 

Mary Bjork, President

Mary (trombone) joined the Calhoun-Isles Community Band in 2011. She has been playing trombone since 6th grade and originally chose it because it's the coolest looking instrument. Mary lives in South Minneapolis with her family, and she works at Cummins Power Systems, leading a project management team.  


 

Erica Orton, Vice President

Erica (bass clarinet) joined the Calhoun Isles Community Band in 2010.  She attended the University of Minnesota where she played Bb clarinet in the University bands.  She switched to bass clarinet in 2013.  She especially enjoys movie music and showtunes!  When Erica is not playing the bass clarinet, she works for the Bush Foundation in St. Paul as their Learning & Evaluation Manager.


 

Jeanette Nelson, Treasurer

Jeanette (oboe, English horn, Eb Clarinet), has been a member of CICB since around 1997.  She is employed since 2002 as the Financial Controller at Classic Provisions, a specialty foods distributor.  She has served the band in many capacities over the years including Librarian and President.  Musically, she played 1st chair clarinet in high school, played clarinet in the University of Minnesota concert band in college (while obtaining a degree in Accounting), and took private lessons around the year 2000 to learn Oboe and cover a part that was sporatic on the CICB member roster.  Other musical endeavors include singing shaped note hymnal music (Sacred Harp 4 part accapella), Rise up Singing folk song circles, Klezmer/Gypsy (a member of the band Mazel Tov Cocktail (clarinet and String Bass)), Cajun jams (string bass, rhythm fiddle), Gamelan, and the list goes on.


 

Shawn Jarvis, Secretary

Shawn (alto sax) joined the Calhoun-Isles Community Band in 2004. 


 

Megan Haugen, Director of Communications

Megan (euphonium) joined the Calhoun Isles Community Band in 2015.


 

Elisabeth Hunt, Director of Logistics

Elisabeth (bass clarinet) joined the Calhoun-Isles Community Band in 2001. She is the member support and training director for Species360, a global database of captive wildlife.  She has previously served as the board's secretary and currently serves as the board's Logistics director. She also serves as  the band's webmaster.  She started clarinet in middle school in 1976 and played through high school and in the Calvin College Concert Band while earning her degree in biology.  She has continued playing in bands after graduation, performing in the Battle Creek Post Band, the Kellogg Community College Concert Band, and now the Calhoun-Isles Community band.


 

Tiffany Brand, Past President

Tiffany (trombone) joined CICB in the fall of 2008.  She is an engineering alumna of the University of Michigan, where she was active in the Michigan Marching Band as well as hockey, men's basketball, and University bands, and was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary band fraternity.  Day to day, Tiffany supervises the cost estimating group at The Toro Company world headquarters in Bloomington.  She also enjoys instructing Zumba Fitness™ classes for Minneapolis Community Education, and volunteering with the United Way Women's Giving community.  Tiffany is married to Chris Brand, also a member of the CICB trombone section.