Board of Directors: 2019-2020 Season

Juan Torres-Rodriguez
Tenor/Alto Saxophone
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Juan plays tenor and alto saxophone in the concert band. More to come...


Juan has served on the Board of Directors for 3 years, and as President for the past year.  Prior to being elected President, he served 2 years as Vice President. 

One of the things that is very important to him in his position is making sure we are fully accessible to EVERYONE.  This includes making sure all rehearsal spaces, performance spaces, and event spaces are fully accessible for people with disabilities and ADA compliant in all regards. It also includes never turning away anyone who would like to attend a concert or join the band for monetary reasons.


"We are the FREEDOM band.  EVERYONE is welcome to attend our concerts or to play with us, regardless of identity, culture, religion, race, or economic situation.  We are an all-inclusive group that is a rainbow of beautiful diversity.  It's what we are about."

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Kenneth Kusiak
Vice President/Legal
Kelsey Kelley

Kelsey plays clarinet with the MN Freedom Concert Band!

More to come...

James Halverson

James plays euphonium for the MN Freedom Concert Band and Trombone for the MN Freedom Marching Band. He previously marched with the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band in 2012, 2014, and 2015 and with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps in 2013 and 2015.

In his free time he enjoys tending for his 150 houseplants and exploring the amazing breweries the Twin Cities offer!

Kenneth plays percussion in the concert band.  

More to come...