Sandy Homb, Associate Music Director

Sandy Homb

Sandy is a founding member of the Band and also the flute section leader. She holds a B.A. in music from Viterbo University (La Crosse, WI) and a Masters in Education from St Mary’s University (Winona, MN).

Sandy is the Fine Arts Curriculum Coordinator for Hopkins Public Schools. She also is the District’s Q-Comp Manager, working with teacher observation and improvement programs.

Tim Smith, Music Director

Tim Smith, Music Director of the Star of the North Concert Band
Tim Smith, Music Director

Tim Smith has been a music educator/band director for 37 years where he has taught beginning bands, middle school bands, and high school bands in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.  He is the Director of Bands at Zimmerman (MN) High School and Middle School where he leads a 6-12 band program of 500 students.   He has also taught Music History and Music Appreciation at the College of St. Scholastica for many years, as well as a recognized composer for all levels of school bands from elementary through adult community bands.

Mr. Smith has been selected as a Minnesota Teacher Of The Year in 1995, and as the CMAB Artist Of The Year in 2005 for his composition “The Rising:  A Tribute to the Irish Patriots of 1916”.   He has been an adjudicator, conductor, clinician, and composer for school bands throughout Minnesota and neighboring states.  In addition, he has been performing in Irish Folk Bands, Big Bands, and Dixieland Jazz Bands in the Twin Cities area for many years.  Tim has been married to Janet for 36 years, has 2 grown children, and 5 grandchildren.  When not teaching music it’s all about fishing, hunting, books, and the Chicago Bears!