Carol Jensen

Carol Jensen conducts the St. Anthony Civic Orchestra and audience while singing along. Carol led the audience in singing Christmas Carols at the St. Anthony Civic Orchestra's December 20, 2002, concert. Carol played bass trombone in the June 11, 2011, concert at Beacon Hill.
At the April 18, 2009, Minnesota Transportation Museum dance, Carol played bass trombone and joined Glen Newton and Karen Dunn to sing "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Beer Barrel Polka."
Former Role in Roseville Big Band: 

Lead, second, and bass trombone

Member during: 

1980 through 1991


Musician/orchestra conductor and photojournalist

Carol is well known in the Twin Cities as a versatile brass player who has been frequently featured as a soloist on French horn and euphonium, including soloing with the Roseville Municipal Band (now named the Roseville Community Band), which featured her performing the Ralph Hermann Horn Concerto in 1969.

She played in the Minneapolis Trombone Choir sixteen years, and was a member of the 34th Infantry Division Band, USARNG. In the 34th Division Band, which was formerly the 47th Division Band, Carol played trombone, euphonium, and horn, and in its jazz band she primarily played trombone, bass trombone, and piano. She was principal horn in the St. Paul Civic Symphony for 27 years,

Carol is also the conductor of the St. Anthony Civic Orchestra, Bandmaster at Central Salvation Army Church, Deputy Bandmaster and Solo Euphonium of the Salvation Army Northern Division Brass Band, and a prolific composer and arranger, with over 300 works to her credit, including "Fanfare for Anniversary Reminiscences," composed for the St. Anthony Civic Orchestra's 25th Anniversary Concert, November 19, 2000.

Carol plays solo cornet with the Salvation Army Lakewood Brass Band. She has also been featured as an E-flat alto horn soloist with the band. Carol has recently performed on tuba and eletric bass with the 14th Army WAC reunion band and combo.

Carol was also principal horn of the Rochester, Minnesota, Symphony from 1966 through 1971. In the Twin Cities, she has also performed with the Minneapolis Jewish Comunity Center Orchestra and the Minnetonka Orchestra. In Symphony of the Lakes, she served as both a trombonist and principal horn.

Many Twin Cities low brass players know Carol because she has organized and conducted the Twin Cities TubaChristmas concerts since 1988. She also forms tuba quartets to play on local radio shows to publicize the TubaChristmas concerts.

Throughout the years, Carol has also performed in numerous chamber music ensembles.

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Friday, June 18, 2021.

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