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Tim Martin, Band and Orchestra Director

     Tim Martin, our Band and Orchestra Director has been at Washburn since 2010.  He has been teaching and directing music in Minneapolis since 1997. He taught at Northeast Middle School, Edgewood Middle, North High School, Olson Middle School, Lyndale Elementary and Kenny Elementary.
     When he is not on the podium here at Washburn, he is an active trumpet performer and teacher in the Twin Cities. Since 1992 he has performed and recorded with many local groups, most notably and currently  the Belfast Cowboys, the Star of the North Jazz Orchestra,  Nova Jazz Orchestra, and Rogue Valley. He has recorded and performed with the St. Peter Street Stompers, K.C. Gospel Orchestra, the Stan Bahn Big Band, Bomba, Vic Volare and the Volare Lounge Orchestra, the Rod Smith Big Band, Northern Lights Community Band, the Kenwood Orchestra, Jim “Irish” Tolcks Little Big Band, The Big Pink, Cedar Avenue Big Band, Chuck Beasley Big Band, and Beacon Hill Brass, St. Dominic’s Trio, Power of Ten, Free and Easy, High and Mighty, among many other groups. He performs for church services, weddings, school concerts and solo appearances.


    He has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Frank Foster, Steve Houghton and singer/songwriter Bryan Duncan, opened for or shared the stage with Graham Parker, Billy Bragg,  Chicago, Sugar Ray, Dessa, Gaelic Storm, GB Leighton, Rocket Club, James Loney and Lolo's Ghost. Little River Band, G_Love and Special Sauce, Big Head Todd and the Monsters. 

    He was a panelist on the Minnesota State Arts Board "Artist in Residency" Grant Review Panel in the summer of 2003 and 2004.
    He has been the conductor of the Northeast Community Band sincesince he founded the group in 1999.

    Mr. Martin is a 1997 graduate of the University of Minnesota, with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, a 1992 graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University, with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Trumpet Performance, and 1987 graduate of South High School in Minneapolis.
    He lives in New Brighton with his wife and three kids. Enjoys his Minnesota Sports teams, plays a terrible round of golf, loves pizza and is "all in Orange and Blue" for his Millers.





Washburn High School Band Program

Welcome to the Washburn High School Band Program. We have student musicians grades 9-12, who perform multiple concerts and festivals throughout the year. Our philosophy is based on the ideas of a strong foundation in music education, high performance standards, and learning ou rplace in a community with music through Band. The WHS Band Program includes our WInd Ensemble and Concert Band, Miller Pride Orange and Blue Pep Bands, 2 Jazz Ensembles, and many other small ensembles. 

See our calandar for performances. 

October 22nd, 2019 7pm Fall Band Concert ( Concert Band and Wind Ensemble)

November 23rd, 2019 Fall ARTS GALA ( Concert Band and Wind Ensemble) time tbd

December 16th, 2019 Music Department Holiday Concert 7pm ( Concert Band, Concert Orchestra, Choirs)

December 17th, 2019 Music Department Holiday Concert 7pm ( Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Miller Voices)

March 6-7th, 2020 Band Tour, UW- Madison and UW-Eau Claire (Still tentative)

March 13th, 2020 "Sprin-ter" Concert 7pm (Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra)

March 16th, 2020 " Spri-ter" Concert 7pm (Concert Band and Cocnert Orchestra)

April 27th, 2020 Region 6AA Large Group Festival, Edina High School time tbd (Wind Ensemble)






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