Northeast Region Calendar of Events
Information coming soon.
Northeast Region Board of Directors
President - Randy Lee
Randy Lee is enjoying a long career of active music teaching/music making. He has taught music performance groups, lessons, and classroom music for decades and his Hermantown groups have been selected to play for music teacher conventions/conferences. Many of his students continue to be selected for a multitude of honor events involving both concert band and jazz activities. Mr. Lee has been chosen to conduct a myriad of honor band and honor jazz events in the state and region and has presented on instrumental music teaching topics at many national and state conferences and/or conventions. Recent events were/are directing a high school honor jazz ensemble for UWS in October 2016, an honors jazz event in November, and conducting the UMD Junior High Honor Band on 2/28/17. He has often been hired and/or selected as section coach (saxophone/clar) for various honors events including the MN High School All-State Band and Jazz Band and recently served a two year term as VP- Jazz Education Chair for the MN Music Educators’ Board of Directors. Mr. Lee is a Past National President and Secretary of the American School Band Directors’ Association and has been elected to state positions for that organization as well.
Secretary - Kevin Huseth
Kevin teaches High School Band at Cloquet High School. Prior to 2020, he taught in Lewiston-Altura Public schools and Heron Lake-Okabena Public schools. Throughout his career, he has taught music to students aged 3rd grade through 12th grade. Kevin earned his Bachelor's Degree from St. Olaf College, and his Masters Degree from The American Band College of Sam Houston State University. Kevin is a trumpet player by nature, and enjoys making music in his own right in local churches and whatever community groups will take him. Kevin lives in Duluth where he thoroughly enjoys the outdoors. Over the weekend you will likely find him hiking, backpacking, or fly-fishing for some local trout.
Kyle Pagel - Honor Band Site Chair
Kyle Pagel teaches 6-8 band, jazz band & middle school general music at North Branch Middle School. Prior to teaching at North Branch Area Schools, he spent five years teaching beginning band in the Forest Lake Area Schools. Mr. Pagel graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in music education and is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Music Education at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Mr. Pagel continues to be an active member of NAfME, MMEA, and MBDA, where he was the honor band chair and past President of the Northeast MBDA region. Mr. Pagel continues his love of performing and is a member of the Centennial Community Band in Circle Pines, MN. Mr. Pagel resides in Shoreview with his wife Hannah, and son Holden.
For logistical purposes, this roster contains high school, college, and university institutions. The regional assignment for elementary and middle schools is currently identified by the name of the HIGH SCHOOL that serves your student population.
Arrowhead Community College (Ely)
Agricultural and Food Sciences Academy, Little Canada