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  • Concert Band
  • Music

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  • Concert Band

    The Concert Band is open to all university students. The band meets three days per week for students who want to make great music, but simply don't have the time to commit to a more involved ensemble. The Concert Band typically consists of approximately 50 musicians, a majority of whom are pursuing degrees other than music. Degrees range from business to education, biology to philosophy. Regardless of the major, all of these students participate in the Concert Band to continue their performance skills on their respective instruments and to escape from the pressures of academic classes.

  • Grise, Monte
    Faculty
    Music Department

    Office: CA 107
    Phone: 218.477.2103
    Email: monte.grise@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Monte C. Grisé is in his first year as Director of Bands at Minnesota State University Moorhead where he conducts the MSUM Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band and directs the athletic bands. He also teaches secondary instrumental conducting and instrumental methods. In addition, Grisé also serves as the applied saxophone instructor. Prior to his appointment at MSUM, Dr. Grisé was the Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Bengal Marching Band at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. In addition to running all aspects of the marching band and spirit bands, he taught courses in music education, music appreciation, directed Jazz Band II, Concert Band and the saxophone studio. As a successful public school teacher, Dr. Grisé held positions as the Director of Bands at Capital High School in Helena, Montana, and 5-12 Band and Choir Director in Manhattan, Montana. During his tenure in Helena, he directed the Helena Community Band, and was the Assistant Conductor of the Helena Symphony Orchestra. Grisé earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting and Pedagogy from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, a Master of Music in Performance and Pedagogy from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Montana State University – Bozeman. Monte lives in Moorhead, Minnesota with his wife Tiana and their two children Madeleine and Maxwell.