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 cornet, 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 has played in the Minneapolis Trombone Choir seventeen years. She played with the renowned Womens Army Corps (US Army WAC) Band, in its day one of the finest bands in the world. The group was disbanded in 1976 when the US Army mixed all men's and women's units.  She was later a member of the 34th (formerly 47th) Infantry Division Band, USARNG. In the 34th 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 the conductor of the St. Anthony Civic Orchestra and plays solo cornet and Deputy Bandmaster at Lakewood Salvation Army Church Brass Band. She is Deputy Bandmaster and Solo Euphonium of the Salvation Army Northern Division Brass Band, and plays electric bass with the Golden Tones dance band. As a a prolific composer and arranger, she has written over 500 works for orchestra, band, numerous ensembles and solos.

Carol has recently performed on euphonium and electric bass with the 14th Army WAC Band reunion band and combo.

Carol was also principal horn of the Rochester, Minnesota, Symphony from 1966 through 1971.

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, February 07, 2020.

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