Prairie Ensemble Records

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Governing Records

Operational Records

Concerts, Special Events, and Publicity



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Collection Overview

Title: Prairie Ensemble Records, 1996-2015Add to your cart.

ID: 12/9/143

Primary Creator: Kevin Kelly

Extent: 10.25 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized in three series: Series 1: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Governing Records, 1996-2015; Series 2: Operational Records, 1997-2015; and Series 3: Concerts, Special Events, and Publicity, 1997-2014.  Series 2 is then organized in two sub-series:  subseries 1: Financial Records and subseries 2: Administrative Records and Correspondence, and Series 3 is organized in three sub-series:  subseries 1: Concert Programs, subseries 2: Special Events and Correspondence, and subseries 3: Publicity.  The records in Series 1 are arranged in chronological order, and the materials in Series 2 and Series 3 are arranged chronologically within each sub-series.

Date Acquired: 06/13/2015. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Instrumental music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of tax information, financial reports, group bylaws, payroll sheets and performer contracts, meeting minutes, advertisements and publicity reports, photographs, awards, concert programs, computer files, and correspondence documenting the governance, operations, events, and publicity of the Prairie Ensemble.

Collection Historical Note

The Prairie Ensemble was founded in 1996 in Urbana-Champaign by Kevin Kelly. Kelly's goal for the small orchestra was to make music approachable and informal to a wider audience in Central Illinois by performing new and popular music, performing in informal attire, and performing in several locale indoor and outdoor venues. Players within the ensemble were drawn from the community and ranged from professional musicians, gifted amateurs, undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Illinois, and faculty of the University of Illinois. The Praire Ensemble was disbanded in 2015.

Biographical Note

Kevin Kelly holds bachelors degrees in English and music history and criticism from Northwestern University and masters degrees in orchestral and choral conducting from the University of Illinois. He has sung with several professional choral ensembles in Chicago, including the Chicago Symphony Chorus, the Grant Park Symphony Chorus, The City Musick, Basically Bach and His Majesties Clerkes (now Bella Voce). He has studied conducting with Kenneth Kiesler, Paul Vermel, Victor Yampolsky, Harold Farberman, Kirk Trevor and Emil Simon.

Subject/Index Terms

Instrumental music

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Accruals: Eleven cubic feet of material from the Prairie Ensemble were acquired from Joe Walter Grant Jr. on June 13, 2015.

Acquisition Source: Joe Walter Grant Jr.


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 1: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes and Governing Records, 1996-2015Add to your cart.

Consists of articles of incorporation and dissolution, mission statement and history, bylaws, strategic plans, reports, meeting minutes and agendas, broadcast permissions, board member funding pledges, and correspondence documenting the governance of the Prairie Ensemble. In addition to materials documenting activities of the Board of Directors, materials documenting the Financial Committee and Marketing Committee are included, as they too concern governance of the Prairie Ensemble.

Arranged chronologically.

Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Articles of Incorporation and Dissolution, 1996, 2015Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Mission Statement and History, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 6: 501(c)(3) Status, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bylaws, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Board Strategic Planning: Fundraising and Marketing, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Board Volunteer Profiles, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Official Business Plan, 1999-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Board - Three Year Plan, 1999-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Board Retreat, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Board - Broadcast Permissions, 2001-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Board Orientation and Training Session, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Board Member Funding Pledges, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Board Member Contact Information, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Board Member Recruitment and Retention - MBA Report, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Board Member Responsibilities, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Board Minutes, 1996-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Board Minutes, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Board and Committees Minutes, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Board Annual Meeting Agenda and Minutes, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Board and Committees Minutes, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Board and Committees Minutes, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Board Minutes, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Board Minutes, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Board Minutes, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Board Minutes, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Board Minutes, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Board and Committees Agendas and Minutes, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Board and Committees Agendas and Minutes (1 of 2), 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Board and Committees Agendas and Minutes (2 of 2), 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Board and Committees Agendas and Minutes, 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Board Meeting Agenda and Minutes, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Board Meeting Agenda and Minutes, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Jason Cerezo Notebook - Board Meeting Notes, 2003-2004Add to your cart.

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