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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Prairie Ensemble Records, 1996-2015 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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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, 1996-2015],
[Series 2: Operational Records, 1997-2015],
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Series 3: Concerts, Special Events, and Publicity, 1997-2014Add to your cart.

Arranged into 3 subseries:

                Subseries 1: Concert Programs

                Subseries 2: Special Events and Correspondence

                Subseries 3: Publicity

Arranged by material type.

Sub-Series 1: Concert ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Consists solely of concert programs documenting Prairie Ensemble performances.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Concert programs, 1997-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Concert programs, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Concert programs, 2006-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Concert programs, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Concert programs, 2008-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Concert programs, 2009-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Concert programs, 2010-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Concert programs, 2011-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Concert programs, 2012-2013Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Concert programs, 2014Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Special Events and CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Subseries 2 consists of correspondence, event planning materials, ticket statistics, concert reviews, and invitation lists documenting Prairie Ensemble events.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Fundraising: Dinner auctions, 1997-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Fundraising: 6th Annual Winter Solace Dinner, Concert, & Auction, 1998-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Fundraising: Garage sale materials, 2000-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Fundraising: 7th Annual Dinner & Auction, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Fundraising: Car Raffle materials, 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Fundraising: Dinner auction, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Fundraising: "An Evening of Traditional Irish Music", 2004-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Fundraising: CXL auction, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Fundraising: Ebay and Silent Auction, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Fundraising: Irish Auction materials, March 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Fundraising: CCC Auction, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Fundraising: Gala, 2009-2011Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fundraising ideas, 2012-2013Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Fundraising: ticket underwriting, 2000-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Fundraising: concert, "A Taste of Schubert", September 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Fundraising: wine tasting, "Sun Singer", October 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Fundraising: "Well-Orchestrated Evening", 2011-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Fundraising: "An Afternoon of Jazz", August 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Fundraising: Bucky Halker event, October 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Fundraising: concert records and correspondence, March 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Fundraising: Tango Cafe, Summer 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Events: master concert planning timeline, circa 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Events: ticket statistics and concert reviews, 1997-2014Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Events: Virginia Theater information, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Events: mailing/drawing forms, April 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Events invitation lists, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Events: concert season, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Events: concert, "A Taste of Urbana-Champaign", Summer 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Events: concert season, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Events: concert season, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Events: concert season, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Events: concert, "America Crosses Over", March 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Events: concert season, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Events: concert, "Diversions", July 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Events: concert, "Excursions", October 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Events: concert, "Narrations", February 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Events: concert, "Meditations", April 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Events: concert season, 2001-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Events: concert, WILL-FM "Concert in the Park", June 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Events: concert, "Connections", July 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Events: concert, "Romero Plays Beethoven", October 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Events: concert, Rantoul, "Journey with Prairie Ensemble", February 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Events: concert, "Irony of Youth", April 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Events: concert season, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Events: Whirlwind Project concert, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Events: WILL-FM "Concert in the Park", June 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Events: concert, "Not Your Mother's Mozart", September 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Events: concert, "Zoorchestra", October-November 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Events: concert season, "Out on a Whim", 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Events: concert, "Made in America", October 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Events: concert, "Green Eggs & Ham", November 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Events: concert, "Funny Business", January 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Events: concert, "Commedia", May 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Events: concert season, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Events: 10th concert season, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Events: concert, "Classic(al) Entertainment, October 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Events: concert, "Toy Story", January 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Events: concert, "That's the Spirit", February 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Events: concert, "Let's Party", April 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Events: film screening, "In Search of Mozart", 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Events: concert season, 2008-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Events: concert, "The Soldier's Tale", January 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Events: concert, "The Club Concert", 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Events: concert, Anglo-American Musical Connections", July 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Events: concert, "A String Thing", February 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Events: concert, "Around the World in One NIght", May 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Events: concert, "A Musical Soiree", July 2014Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Events: WILL FM Concert in the Park flyer, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Events: WILL FM Concert in the Park flyer, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Events: "Noah!" concert flyers, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Events: Concert season flyers, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Events: Concert season flyers, 2006-2007Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: PublicityAdd to your cart.
Consists of promotional booklets and brochures, press releases and press packets, photographs, advertisements, news articles, and videocassettes documenting the publicity efforts of the Prairie Ensemble.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Promotional information booklet, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Press releases, 2005-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Brochure preparation and drafts, 2002Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Urbana Public Televsion membership, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Publicity and other photographs, 2000-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Promotional: Community presentations, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Regional Directory paperwork, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Press packet notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Prairie Ensemble newsletters, 1998-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Advertising: Spring/Summer calendar of events, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau advertisements and calendars, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 9: TV spots - videocassettes, 2001-2002Add to your cart.
2 videocasettes
Folder 10: Publicity video correspondence, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Advertisement trades, 2011-2013Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Advertising proofs, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Season advertisers, 1997-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Season advertisers, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Season advertisers, 2001-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Season advertisers, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Season advertisers, 2003-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Season advertisers, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Season advertisers, 2006-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Season advertisers, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Season advertisers, 2008-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 22: News articles, 1996-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 23: News articles, 2000-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 24: News articles, 2005-2013Add to your cart.
Folder 25: News articles, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 2: News Articles, 1999-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 5: News Articles, 2002-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 9: News Articles, 2008-2009Add to your cart.

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