Jeremy Meinert - Member at Large

jeremy.meinert@minot.k12.nd.us

 

Jeremy Meinert is a graduate of Minot State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education.  He completed a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from North Dakota State University.  Mr. Meinert began teaching K-12 Music in Granville, ND in 2009 and is currently in his 4th year as director of bands at Erik Ramstad Middle School in Minot, ND.  Mr. Meinert is a member of the Minot Symphony Orchestra, Minot Community Band, and the Minot Swing Band and performs with other ensembles whenever possible.  Mr. Meinert and his wife, Roxanne, currently live in Minot, ND and have two daughters, Berit and Signe.

 

 

 

 

Keith Eider - Member at Large

eiderk@fargoschools.org

Keith Eider is a Music Educator for Fargo Public Schools working with middle and high school band students in both small sectionals and full bands. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead and earned his Master’s Degree from the Challey School of Music at North Dakota State University. Before coming to Fargo, Mr. Eider was the Director of Bands at Beulah High School in Beulah, North Dakota where his bands earned top honors in the regional festivals. He has served as an adjudicator, clinician, and presenter at festivals and events within the Red River Valley. He serves as the Event Manager for the EDC Solo Contest in North Dakota, Audition Host for the North Dakota All-State Music festival, member at-large for the North Dakota National Band Association, and continues to perform with professional and amateur groups throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area. He is a member of the National Band Association, the National Association for Music Education, Pi Kappa Lambda Music Education Honor Society, and the North Dakota Music Educators Association. Mr. Eider and his wife live in Fargo.

 

 

 

Sara Baumann - Member at Large

Sara.Baumann@msd1.org

Sara Baumann is a graduate of North Dakota State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education. She completed a Master’s Degree in Conducting from the American Band College at Southern Oregon University. Mrs. Baumann is currently in her 15th year as director of bands at Mandan Middle School in Mandan, ND. She serves as co-manager of the ND JH All-State Band Festival. She was a recipient of the NDNBA Allegro Band Award in 2008. Mrs. Baumann is a member of the Missouri River Community Band and is the principal saxophonist in the Bismarck-Mandan Wind Ensemble. She serves as a board member of NDMEA and NDNBA. She is a member of NAfME, NBA, and Phi Beta Mu Honor Fraternity. Her husband, Jon, is the Director of Bands at Mandan High School in Mandan, ND. They have two children, Nora and Jacob.