The Sheldon Theatre Brass Band was founded in 1989 as the resident performing ensemble at the newly-restored, turn-of-the-century, T. B. Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, Minnesota. We use the instrumentation of the traditional British-style brass band and play a broad variety of musical styles including original pieces for brass and percussion, marches, orchestral transcriptions, and unique arrangements for brass. 

Jim Kurschner, Director

Jim Kurschner was named Music Director of the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band in January 2002. Since 2001, he has been a member of the faculty at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota, where he conducts the Concert Band and teaches courses in music fundamentals, music literature, jazz history, and chamber music.


He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls and Northwestern University. Mr. Kurschner is actively engaged as a pianist, saxophonist, conductor, and adjudicator throughout the United States.