Tedd Gullickson, Principal Conductor
Tedd joined the band in 2010. Originally from Moorhead, Minnesota, Tedd earned a BA from Concordia College and an MA from the University of Minnesota, both degrees in Music Education. He performed with the Walt Disney World All American Marching Band during the summers. After teaching music in Canby and Worthington, Tedd served for 25 years as Director of Bands at Mankato West High School where he also directed the 77 Lancers Marching Band. The West Bands performed three times at the State Music Convention under his direction. He has received the Minnesota Music Teacher of the Year, Mankato Healthy Youth award, Embers Education Award and the Governor's Service Award for Excellence. Tedd served in leadership roles for the Minnesota Music Educators Association, Minnesota State High School League and the Minnesota Band Directors Association. Having performed with various groups, Tedd is currently general manager and drummer in the Real Big Band and often serves as an adjudicator and clinician. His main influences were Rikard K. Hansen, Russell Pesola, J. Robert Hanson and Frank Bencriscutto. He and his wife Lori live in Burnsville.
Board of Directors
Spencer Felten, President
Spencer (percussion) joined the CLCB in October 2017. He began his musical endeavors playing Trombone like his father before him but played piano on the side for fun. Piano led to xylophone and marimba, and soon enough he was a full blown percussionist on the drums. Spencer has played in percussion ensembles, jazz bands, high school marching/pep bands, and been a member of a pit orchestra doing sound effects for Central Lakes College's showing of Spamalot!
Nathan Kreps, Vice President
Nathan (trumpet) joined the CLCB in 2018. Nathan picked the trumpet at 5th grade music night and never looked back. He played in concert, jazz and marching bands in high school (highlighted by playing in the Tournament of Roses Parade with the North Dakota High School Centennial Band!) and continued playing in various ensembles at Augustana College (the South Dakota one). Then he hung up his trumpet for more than 20 years until his kids started band. He's overjoyed to play again regularly with the CLCB. He works as an IT project manager at Allina Health and lives in southwest Minneapolis with his wife, three boys, two cats and a dog.
Michael Eddy, Treasurer
Michael (clarinet) joined the band in 2019. His musical journey began in the second grade with piano lessons once a week and grew to include concert bands, jazz bands, orchestras, pit orchestras, jazz choirs and much more. Now Michael lives with his fiancé and golden doodle in Minneapolis and works as a tax analyst with Winnebago Industries, Inc in Eden Prairie. You can catch the three of them most weekends visiting local dog parks and sampling the beers of many a Twin Cities brewery.
Cindy Russell-Twomey, Secretary
Cindy (trumpet) joined the City of Lakes Band in 2007. She began playing trumpet in 5th grade, loved marching band in high school, and played in both the Concert and Pep bands at Marquette University. Cindy can't speak another language, but she can read music and that's what counts in band.
Leah Hunter, Director of Communications
Leah walks dogs and hits things with sticks.
Emily Miller, Director of Logistics
Emily (flute), has been a member of CLCB since 2008. She has played flute since the 5th grade, first in Roseville area schools and then at Gustavus Adolphus College as a member of what is now the Gustavus Wind Symphony. After graduating with a degree in History and French, Emily spent a year living in France as an English teacher. Teaching was not her thing, as it turns out. Upon returning to MN, she found she missed the camaraderie and fun of playing in a band and 10+ years later, here we are. Emily works in operations for Life Floor, and lives with her husband, daughter, and cat in the Lake Nokomis area of Minneapolis.
Pete Kallal, Past President
Pete (trombone) joined the City of Lakes Community Band in 2017.
Karen Thorson Grivna*
Christine Van Tassel
* Section leader
Members on hiatus
Betsy Hammer, Carol Johnson, Bill Martinson, Mitch Miller, Sara Morrissey, Kelli Schmitz, Margie Simon, and Sara Wenzel Endstrom