Minnesota Brass is pleased to announce that Katy Bensen has been appointed to the new position of managing director for Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps, Indoor Winter Drumline and Winter Guard.
This new leadership position grew out of the organization’s reflections on how to best serve its many members while effectively managing multiple world-class organizations. In her new capacity, Katy will support each ensemble’s commitment to providing an unparalleled membership experience.
“We’re delighted Katy will be joining the admin team,” said Eric Molho, executive director of Minnesota Brass. “She is a strong leader and great teacher.”
Katy joined the Minnesota Brass family in 1989, playing the French horn bugle for her first of two years marching with the corps. She also performed with Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps in 1990 and 1991. Two years ago Katy returned to Minnesota Brass as a member of the visual staff. She also served as membership coordinator in 2014.
This fall Katy began her teaching career as a band director at White Bear Lake Central Middle School and as a kindergarten music instructor at Otter Lake Elementary School, both part of White Bear Lake Area School District. Her career also includes many years in restaurant and event management.