Dan Geldert, Conductor
Dan Geldert earned degrees in Music Education from Augsburg College and the University of Colorado and was the Director of Bands at Minnetonka High School from 1962-1997. Among many other directing positions, Dan was choir director at Minnetonka Lutheran Church from 1967-1989 and director of the St. Louis Park Community Band from 2000-2002. He was recipient of the “Augsburg College Outstanding Music Graduate” award in 1987 and the International Association of Jazz Educators “Minnesota Jazz Educator of the Year” award in 1991. At the first annual Minnetonka Alumni Awards held in November 2009, he was honored as an inductee to the MHS Faculty Hall of Fame. Dan keeps busy as an avid photographer and loves to travel.
Minnetonka Concert Band
The Minnetonka Concert Band is a highly proficient ensemble. Members enjoy rehearsing and performing challenging repertoire in a five week rehearsal/performance series twice per year.
Under the direction of Dan Geldert, former Director of Bands for Minnetonka High School, the Concert Band engages the community with programming aimed to please a diverse audience.
Four consecutive Wednesday evenings and one Saturday morning prior to each performance. Concerts take place in late September and mid-March. Rehearsals are held at the Arts Center on 7 at Minnetonka High School.