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1 The Iowa Bandmaster Magazine Summer Issue 2012

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3 Iowa Bandmaster Magazine Deadlines Fall Issue... October 5, 2012 Winter Issue... January 4, 2013 Conference Issue... March 8, 2013 Editor Dick Redman 1408 W. 3rd St. Pella, Iowa (H) Festival Results Denise Graettinger 1307 Country Meadows Dr. Waverly, IA (H) (S) Magazine Staff Advertising Chad Allard th Avenue Marion, IA (H) District News Elaine Menke 1130 Rolling Hills Ct. Norwalk, Iowa (H) (S) The Iowa Bandmaster 1

4 Iowa Bandmasters Association, Inc. World s Finest Bandmasters Organization COMMITTEE CHAIRS CONFERENCE EQUIPMENT JAYSON GERTH NATHAN SLETTEN CONFERENCE EXHIBITS DAN STECKER ELECTIONS JERRY BERTRAND ENDOWMENT FUND GENE GROSS HISTORIAN MARY CRANDELL PARLIAMENTARIAN FRED STARK WEBMASTER ELIZABETH FRITZ COLLEGE AFFAIRS PAUL BLOOMQUIST CONCERT BAND AFFAIRS STEVE STICKNEY ELEMENTARY AFFAIRS AMY SPATARU I.B.A.R.D. JAY NUGENT JAZZ BAND AFFAIRS DON STRUVE J.H./M.S. AFFAIRS DENISE GRAETTINGER MAJOR LANDERS JIM DAVIS MARCHING BAND AFFAIRS MICHAEL PETERS MENTORSHIP JIM FRITZ PUBLIC RELATIONS MARY ANDERSEN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CURT OHRLUND STUDENT AFFAIRS ROBBIE MEDD TECHNOLOGY BRIAN COLE DISTRICT PRESIDENTS NORTHWEST JODY INGWERSEN NORTH CENTRAL MIKE RICHARDSON NORTHEAST GERALD RAMSEY SOUTHWEST JARROD O DONNELL SOUTH CENTRAL ANDREW BUTTERMORE SOUTHEAST DOROTHY JACOBI HONORARY MEMBERS JIM COFFIN RAY E. CRAMER JAMES CROFT MARK S. KELLY WESTON NOBLE PAST PRESIDENT TONY GARMOE MAGAZINE EDITOR DICK REDMAN PRESIDENT PATRICK KEARNEY 4821 TWANA DRIVE DES MOINES, IA We are the Music-Makers PRESIDENT-ELECT BRAD LAMPE 129 N EAST STREET OSCEOLA, IA SECRETARY STEVEN COOK TREASURER AARON NUSS IBA MAGAZINE-OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE IOWA BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION vol. 71 published by Pella Printing Co., Inc., Pella, Iowa NO. 1 CONTENTS President s Message , 7 President-Elect s Thoughts , 7 Congratulations to Our Retiring 2011 IBA Members IBA Conference Photos Open Letter to the IBA Membership IBA Conference Performance Experience College Corner by Dr. Daniel Galyen In the Spotlight: Glenwood Community Schools Band Talk with Gene Gross They Continue to Serve: Don Stine JEI Hall of Fame: Paul Clark, Tom Davis The Iowa Band History Project Ya Gotta Know the Territory Decorah High School Wind Ensemble Premiers New Work Tri-State Middle School Honor Band Iowa Bandmasters Association Endowment Fund University of Iowa Double Reed Clinics and Competition Festival Results State Large Group District News Financial Reports Conference Minutes In Memoriam ADVERTISERS Bob Rogers Travel Inside Front Cover Brightspark Travel, Inc Coe College Music Department Graceland University IASMD ISU Department of Music Morningside College Ray s Midbell Music Rieman Music Star Destinations University of Northern Iowa School of Music West Music Yamaha Corporation of America Inside Back Cover We are the Dreamers of Dreams 2 The Iowa Bandmaster

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6 President s Message By Patrick Kearney I have written and rewritten this article several times in the last few days. As I write this I am a 44-year-old guy who has just completed his 22nd year of teaching. I am also writing this having been IBA President for about 3 weeks. I really thought that, given my new title and as a guy who has spent half of his life teaching music, I would have something profound to say to the membership of this organization in my first article as IBA President. The truth is that, as I have gotten older, I find that many things that I once saw as black or white very often turn out to be more of a shade of grey. I am much less likely to make declamatory statements about what I know to be right. I have grown to see that everyone s situation is very different and that what might appear to be a perfect answer in my world may not work in someone else s world. So, what can I share with you in this first article? It occurs to me that I have had some great learning experiences recently and maybe by sharing some of those with you we all might learn something. Fortunately, a lot of my most recent learning experiences were shared with many of you at our most recent IBA conference. Tony Garmoe did an outstanding job of putting together a very full and very challenging conference. Tony took on a lot of challenges during his term as President and many of his initiatives will have long-lasting effects on our organization. As I sat and enjoyed the performance of the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band I found myself challenged by conductor Steve Shanley s interpretation of the second movement of Malcolm Arnold s Four Scottish Dances. It had been a while since an interpretation of a piece of wind music had made me want to seek out more recordings and learn more about the selection. I know that Steve, as a good conductor should, regularly does this type of research on a piece, but me.not as much recently. I suspect I have gotten just a little bit lazy, but hearing a very good band making a strong interpretive statement on a great piece of music reminded me of how wonderful it is to challenge our listeners. One night later I sat in the audience at the Drake Wind Symphony s concert. It took me back to my time at Drake 25 years ago and the excitement of being in one of Professor Meunier s ensembles. In the eyes of those young college students I could see how much he was challenging them. He not only challenged them to play all of the right notes, but he also was challenging them to challenge the audience. Professor Meunier has the unique skill of taking a performance opportunity and making it a challenge for the performers and the listeners. Through programming, creating color through balance, and through his own intensity as a conductor it is hard not to feel challenged by a concert of that band. I came away from the concert very proud to be a Drake alum and energized to provide those kinds of experiences to my students and to our audiences. I also had the pleasure of meeting Col. Lowell Graham at the conference. Col. Graham s message to the membership was important. He articulated the premise that music was important because it connects disparate peoples by establishing commonalities on an emotional level. He used that statement to articulate music s value to other members of the military. Obviously, the idea that we are connecting people through what we teach is very important. Col. Graham also made another observation that I found very interesting. He connected the idea that he found that people who made music were usually quite smart. He then followed with the observation that smart people usually have considerable influence within their organizations. His connection became that music=smart=influence. By teaching our students to be musically literate, we are assisting them in becoming people of influence. Why wouldn t everyone want to be part of organizations that promote excellence in the way that we do? Everyone needs to know that music=smart=influence. This leads me to what my term as IBA President is going to be about. This year is going to be about advocacy. There are many ways that we can go about being advocates for music education. The most important is to provide our students with outstanding experiences. Every time our students get to play on a grand stage, playing outstanding literature, we are making a case for the importance of music education. Our students will be our best ambassadors. They can tell our administrators, school board members, communities, legislators, and their parents about the many things they learn in our classrooms. We can also become better advocates by being well read on the most recent research on the importance of arts education. I have just recently read a report by the President s t continued on page 7 4 The Iowa Bandmaster

7 President-Elect s Thoughts By Brad Lampe I just had my first meeting with current President Pat Kearney concerning the duties of the President Elect of the Iowa Bandmasters Association and it suddenly hit me that this surreal experience of being the President of IBA is actually going to happen. I know that it s cliché to say, but someone needs to pinch me because this all seems to be a dream come true. I m looking forward to working with Pat and I m fortunate to have his wisdom and guidance as I begin this adventure. When I first started teaching in the small town of Shelby, Iowa, I remember attending my first IBA Conference. I wasn t going to go because it was so far away and I didn t have much money. But my principal and auperintendent were very supportive and my road guy from Moore Music had a long talk with me about the benefits, legacy and camaraderie of IBA. I will always be thankful to Gaylin Sudik for not only being a great road guy for Moore Music but for also being one of the best mentors that I have ever had. He became a good friend to me over the years and he was instrumental in helping me get to where I am today. Thanks Gaylin! I went to my first IBA conference and I was in awe of the organization, plethora of knowledge presented, level of musicianship in the concerts, and the synergy of all the members. I am originally from Illinois and the Bandmasters organization there is not nearly as strong as in Iowa and I had no idea what I was about to experience. I didn t know anyone but everyone was friendly and accepting. I especially appreciated the guidance and mentorship of Steve Lawson and Lee Nelson who made sure to check in with me at that conference to make sure I was doing okay. My connection with them while at my first job was invaluable. I want to say in print here, how much I appreciate you guys. I know that I need to do a better job of connecting with new directors in my area to make sure that they feel welcome and inspired to attend the conference. As I walked by the pictures of all of the previous Presidents of IBA, I thought how wonderful it would be to have my name included in that list of IBA leaders. Now, 24 years later, that dream has become a reality. I am honored, nervous, intrigued and a bit overwhelmed. But in talking to previous presidents and IBA board members, this seems to be a pretty normal feeling and reaction. As one of my friends so eloquently put it, Congratulations, now don t screw it up. He said it with a laugh but I definitely have had those thoughts. Tony Garmoe certainly didn t have any trouble maintaining the legacy and effectiveness of this year s conference. He worked extremely hard to make the conference successful and I want to congratulate him on an outstanding job. We have settled into the Marriott surroundings and we have found ourselves a good home. Liz Fritz, Rob Medd and Tony Garmoe have done an excellent job of making the new facility transition smooth and comfortable. I find our conference to be a motivating event. I enjoy connecting and having fun with people and friends that I may only see once a year in Des Moines on this weekend. I always come away from it ready to reorganize for the next school year. I have my list of new music that I hear at the concerts that I want to purchase for the following year. I have my bag of goodies that I collect at the awesome array of exhibits. My briefcase is full of seminar and clinic handouts and I always look forward to the final project due for Dr. Welch when I take the conference for credit each year. One of my goals for the future is to get an informational letter or out about the conference to all of the administrators in the state. I think some of our members have trouble getting time off and permission to attend and I m hoping a communication from our office will help drum up support (excuse the pun) for directors who may be looking for more documentation to help their cause. Every band director should have the opportunity to attend. At the conference, it was tough to hear some of the talk about budget and staff cuts going on in our state. Advocacy for Music Education is going to take an even bigger role in our immediate futures. Whatever it takes, we have to convince anyone who will listen that music education is not extra or co-curricular. One of the ways I choose to fight this battle is right at home. I have become very invested and integrated with my community in Osceola and Clarke counties. I make myself very visible and very active in community organizations, activities, t continued on page 7 The Iowa Bandmaster 5

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9 President s Message continued from page 4 u Committee on the Arts and the Humanities entitled Reinvesting in Arts Education Winning America s Future Through Creative Schools. Among the interesting things to learned from this report is that groups as disparate as the National Governor s Association, the Education Commission of the States, the National Association of State Boards of Education, the SCANS Commission (Department of Labor), and the Council of Chief State School Officers have begun using the same arguments in favor of strong arts education as traditional arts advocates. Many people know that what we teach is important, but we must make sure that we are proactive in our advocacy. Sometimes that means being willing to change (expanding our curriculums to seek out students who don t traditionally participate in our music programs), sometimes that means being sure that we are speaking the language of education by adopting strong standards and assessing those standards (clearly articulating to our communities what students are learning in our classrooms), and sometimes being an advocate means standing up and demanding that students have access to our classes and programs. Don t let anyone tell you that it isn t your job to advocate for your curriculum. If we don t advocate for our programs, who will? I went to my first IBA conference 20 years ago and mostly just hid in the corners even though (maybe because) I thought I knew everything. I hope my young colleagues will not hide in the corners and I hope they will share all of the things that they know. Our membership represents a lot of different types of bandmasters. From collegiate band directors to retired elementary school teachers; from 4A high school directors to 5-12 band directors in small towns; from middle school band directors to general music teachers; we all have a lot to offer. I want our organization to reflect the faces of our membership. Please always feel free to share ideas with me on ways our organization can accurately reflect our membership. I am here to tell you that those of us who have taught for 22 years still have a lot to learn and I am eager to make this next year a time of self-discovery. I hope everyone takes some time this summer to recharge their batteries and come into the year ready to set the world on fire. What you do is important and our organization is here to make sure everyone knows it. President Elect s Thoughts continued from page 5 u and church events. As I make myself visible and get to know as many people as possible, I also press upon the community members the importance of music education in our school and what it has done for the their students. For instance, this year all ten of the top ten students in the class were members of the band. I have been teaching at Clarke High School for 25 years and every year at least half of the top ten students were active in some kind of fine arts activity. People need to know this and recognize it. It s no accident that music and fine arta make smart, holistic students. Our efforts to make our legislators aware of music education s validity haven t resulted in a curricular movement in our favor to this point. In addition to band directors addressing this with direct initiatives, maybe we should encourage our community leaders to stand tall in support of what they have seen music education do for their communities. This would let voter constituent voices be heard and perhaps this would increase our initiatives effectiveness. I am fortunate that many of our Osceola and Clarke County community members recognize the value of music on its own merit without its relationship to other subjects and test scores. They know that music is important and has value. Our administrators and school board support what we do and I appreciate their willingness to stay the course and keep our fine arts programs strong. It is, no doubt, getting tougher for them to do that with budget constraints and state demands. As my good friend and retired Clarke Middle School Band Director David Twombley said, I loved teaching but I don t know if I could do it now with today s societal demands. We as band directors need to keep finding new and inventive ways to educate the public and our state leaders about what we do and what we already know to be true. Music is important. Music is critical to the holistic development of a student. Music stands on its own curricular merit and should be a core subject in our schools. We don t have to apologize for these facts. We just need to find ways to make it known and accepted. Let me know of any ideas you might have that I can facilitate. I am looking forward to a great year as President Elect and I hope I can be an effective servant. Please don t hesitate to communicate any ideas that you might have, especially concerning the conference and the Music Education Advocacy Initiative. The Iowa Bandmaster 7

10 Congratulations to our retiring 2012 IBA members. Thank you for the many years of service to your students and music education in Iowa. Gary Ciccotelli Mark Cripps Scott Davis Roger DeYoung Bobbi Garringer Sue Hansen Marcia Isaac Bruce Jolivette Curt Klein Dean Lamp Lynn Lange Ross Leeper Gregg Marolf Steve McCombs Kathleen McMillen Valerie McNally Dennis Mott Sharon Mullarkey Dave Rich Kathy Rusher Tom Sandholm Rich Scheffel Sue Schneider Geoff Shultz John Turnage Peg Wolfe 8 The Iowa Bandmaster

11 2012 IBA Conference Jive for Five Brass Quintet attracts a crowd during a lobby performance at the conference. President Garmoe introduces keynote speaker Lowell E. Graham. A good time was had by all at the past-president s luncheon. Myron Welch shares stories of the late Himie Voxman at the banquet. The Iowa Bandmaster 9

12 2012 IBA Conference IBA tenure award recipients. Jason Heeren is ready to conduct the Storm Lake High School s IBA performance. Drake University s Trombone Quintet offers a clinic at the conference with assistance from Johnston Middle School and Linn-Mar High School ensembles. Oh, come on. Do I really look like someone who would do the ol pullthe-chair-away-when-yousit-down trick? 10 The Iowa Bandmaster

13 2012 IBA Conference The Gosnell brothers and Steve Citta monkeying around at the conference. Spence Evans of Ames High School receives the IBA Outstanding Administrator Award (High School Principal). Cheryl Crandell receives the Karl King Distinguished Service Award-Retired from daughter Mary. Three generations of McCartney s at the IBA Conference. The Iowa Bandmaster 11

14 2012 IBA Conference IBA Saturday morning business meeting. Major Landers Scholarship winner Emily Bicknese from North Fayette High School performs at the IBA Banquet. Scott Keese receives the Karl King Distinguished Service Award-Active from President Garmoe. Past presidents gather for their luncheon. 12 The Iowa Bandmaster

15 An Open Letter to the IBA Membership It has been my honor and privilege to serve as the President of the Iowa Bandmasters Association. I share with the entire IBA membership my sincere thanks and appreciation for the support and encouragement afforded during my tenure! I would like to recognize the IBA Board of Directors, Rob Medd, Past-President; Patrick Kearney, President Elect; Dick Redman, Magazine Editor; Steve Cook, Secretary; and Aaron Nuss, Treasurer, for their, guidance and direction. It is impossible for me to overstate my debt of gratitude to the IBA Board of Directors and I send my most heartfelt thanks. The embodied organizational memory and wisdom of this group is truly remarkable and fundamental to the professional well-being of our organization. The Advisory Board, including District Presidents, Presidential Appointees, Committee Chairs and Endowment Fund Committee represents the Grass Roots of our organization. The multiple perspectives and input resources the Advisory Board brings to IBA helps us ascertain and meet the needs of our diverse membership. Thanks to all! Kudos go out to Liz Fritz, IBA Webmaster, for her vision and execution of all things, IBA Webiste. Her commitment in this area is important to the current and future organizational foundation of IBA. A big Shout Out to Jayson Gerth and Nathan Sletten, Equipment Chairpersons, and Danny Stecker, Conference Exhibits Chairperson, for tireless and unwavering commitment in their respective areas. Special thanks to Darin Haack and Paul Brizzi for their organizational and philosophical support of the IBA Young Conductors Project and Honor Band. This was a huge undertaking and could not have been brought to fruition without their time, commitment, and dedication. I wish Patrick Kearney good luck (actually Pat will not need luck) as he begins his term as President. Patrick was an important support during my time as President and his willingness to act as a sounding board and serve in any manner requested will remain a highlight of my time as President. I look forward to his tenure as IBA President and am confident his vision, leadership and direction will help move our organization forward. Special thanks to all who supported the IBA Conference, especially the Honor Bands, Honor Band Conductors, speakers, clinicians, panel members, registration desk staff, moderators, exhibitors, music store representatives, sponsors, and donors. Without the collaborative efforts of everybody the IBA Conference would not be a possibility. I am excited about the IBA Project and invite all to stay tuned for more developments in this area. Over the summer I will continue my efforts specifically in the areas of awareness, website interface, awareness, publicity, march identification and overall format. I hope members will Stay Tuned and consider submitting a recording as per future publication information. Individuals who may wish to collaborate and help with this project are encouraged to contact me at I hope each of you will find time to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and enjoy a refreshing summer. I wish each of you the best and hope I will have the opportunity to see you again, soon. Sincerely, Tony Garmoe The Iowa Bandmaster 13

16 The Iowa Bandmasters Conference Performance Experience The Storm Lake High School by Jason Heeren, Director I was often asked the question, What made you decide to send in a recording? My answer usually was, Heck if I know! Now that we have been through the process and the experience of performing at the Iowa Bandmasters Conference in front of hundreds of colleagues I can now better answer that question. We sent in that recording for the opportunity to come together as a team, work hard towards a common goal of making beautiful music, and showcase the talent we have in our music students in Storm Lake. The following is an outline of the steps we took to make the process and our performance at the Iowa Bandmasters Conference such a memorable experience. Our reason to send in a recording There are many reasons for sending in a recording for consideration. We took the approach of using the recording as a way to bump up our preparation for one of our home concerts. I brought the idea to the band one morning and they were very excited about taking on the opportunity. We believed that it was out of our control if we were or were not selected, but we wanted to make our band better and put us in a position to be selected. If we weren t, we were still going to be happy with the progress we made as an ensemble. Our recording Like most music departments, time is of the essence. Our personal time and the students personal time is very limited. As a group, we decided we were going to send in the recording from our holiday concert. We felt we were going to be performing our best at that time and our live concert would be a true representation of what we had to offer. Because of that, we had to be sure we had quality literature that would represent our ensemble well in terms of tone production, balance and blend, and technique. Be sure to showcase what your ensemble is and don t try to make it into something it isn t. Also, if you are selected, be sure there is something on that concert you can use for your IBA performance. The music on our concert and on our recording was Dusk by Steven Bryant, and Goddess of Fire by Steven Reineke. We are selected..now what??? I will always remember returning a phone call to Tony Garmoe and hearing his words of congratulations. I was so excited that we were going to have this opportunity, but then the big question..now WHAT!? Here are some ideas to get you started! Call someone who has had a band perform at the conference. They will be your most valuable resource and your encouragement when you start asking. What have I gotten us into? This person will help you think about your literature, designing and printing your programs, having a picture taken of your ensemble to submit to the IBA magazine, what the routine is when you arrive at the Marriott, and how you may want to plan your meals. Start planning your program. You will need 40 minutes worth of music that you can prepare in three and a half months. Don t program this concert any differently than you would any other concert. The music has to fit the ensemble, showcase their strengths, and be entertaining to the audience. I also suggest finding personal connections to the band and school. We programmed Amparito Roca as a celebration of our diverse culture in Storm Lake and also had retired Storm Lake Band Director Frank Hoskins in as a guest conductor for a piece. If you have upcoming concerts, use those as opportunities to program and perform music you plan to do at IBA. After our concert in March, we made a change with one of our tunes because it just didn t come together like we wanted. Getting organized and staying focused IBA is a perfect opportunity to put together a regular sectional schedule and some extra large group rehearsals if you don t already do that. Many details can be fixed in these sectional rehearsals. I prepared the kids for this when we had our initial discussion so they knew if we were accepted, there was going to be extra work to be done. I put together a list of dates for the entire three and a half month period and gave it to them so they were able to take work off and hopefully work any family items around the larger rehearsals. The schedule contained dates and times of sectionals and large group rehearsals, clinicians, and performances. Make one of the large group rehearsals an opportunity to run the entire program. Do this fairly early! Now that you have the kids organized and prepared for the task at hand, it s time to get you, the director and leader, organized. Everyone has their own system that works for them. These are things that helped me and that I would recommend to anyone doing this for the first time. 14 The Iowa Bandmaster

17 Know when your performances are. We had a concert the second week of March and in the middle of April. We used those as benchmarks for many of our pieces. Schedule a concert for the community that allowed us to run our entire IBA program in a concert setting. This was a great opportunity to get out the nerves and experience any other hidden issues such as set-up problems. We also used this concert as a fundraiser. We didn t want the kids to have to spend too much money on this trip so we used the funds to pay for two nice sit down meals on our trip. We did this concert approximately 2 weeks prior to our performance at IBA. Line up clinicians to come work with the band. They should be people you highly respect in the band world, will provide a fresh outlook and opinion about the music, and will help rejuvenate you and your students! Make a general long-range plan for progress. Which tunes are going to take the most time? Which tunes are you going to perform on each concert? Create a system to track what needs to be worked on, what has been worked on, and how things are progressing. In the beginning stages of our work, I started keeping a journal of our rehearsals and sectionals. The entries were basic discussing what was worked on, if we accomplished what we set out to work on that day, and needs to be done next with that tune. This was a great reflective component in my planning and helped us deal with many issues early. It also helped me stay focused on each tune. With eight tunes to prepare, it was easy to let things slip between the cracks. Record rehearsals and sectionals often and listen to them! Audio record and video record so you can hear and see what the band and you are doing. Don t just analyze what the band is doing. Be sure to analyze your rehearsal pacing, the way you verbalize instruction to your kids, and your conducting techniques. After a few recording sessions I realized I was talking too much. I discovered that I can deliver instruction in fewer words but I didn t realize that until I listened to myself teach. I also had a colleague come and observe my rehearsal but he was there to evaluate me and not the band. Promote the experience and keep the community informed. Print posters of concerts to hang around town, get on the local radio stations, and print announcements in the newspapers. Don t forget to stay relaxed and always encourage your students. The preparation is a long process for both you and the students. It is easy to let the pressure of the final performance consume you and forget about the fun that can be had in rehearsals. The kids need to enjoy the entire experience. If they do, the final product will be more than you could ever imagine. The Day of the Performance My goal for the day of the performance was to allow the kids to be relaxed and enjoy the day. If all preparations have been made, this day should run itself without much worry! They were able to arrive at school, load our equipment and get on the bus. We had a lunch stop planned on our way to Des Moines so they could have a satisfying meal that didn t need to be rushed. It was so much fun watching the kids as we arrived at the Marriott and got ready for the performance. They were so excited yet focused. A huge relief is the fact that Jayson Gerth and Nate Sletten were so organized and took all the worry out of the set-up logistics. They had everything there ready for us and took care of anything else that was needed. They are great at what they do for the performing ensembles! Following our performance we had a celebratory meal planned in downtown Des Moines for the kids and then headed for home. The over-all experience To truly put the experience of performing at the Iowa Bandmasters Convention into words is impossible. It is something that needs to be experienced first-hand. Our parents, students and community members, still talk about the concert and how much it meant to them. I know the memories of this experience will forever be etched in our minds. Showcasing your students and program in front of hundreds of colleagues can be a scary and intimidating thought, but in our case what started out as a reason to bump up our level of performance for a home concert turned into an opportunity to come together as one team and work towards a goal. Our band, music department, and school is stronger because of it. I highly recommend taking the leap and submitting a recording of your ensemble for consideration. Great rewards only come from taking risks and hard work. This article was submitted by Jason Heeren, Director of Bands at Storm Lake High School. If you have any questions regarding the article or their experience preparing for the Iowa Bandmasters Conference, please feel free to contact Jason at the following information: or school phone: The Iowa Bandmaster 15

18 COLLEGE CORNER 12 Suggestions for the Marching Season by Dr. Daniel Galyen One of the things that I like best about high school bands in Iowa is the wide variety of approaches to marching band. When I taught high school band in Virginia the marching bands in the state were much more homogenous: almost every band seemed to follow a similar path throughout the season, culminating in the final competition or state festival. Marching bands in Iowa are much more unique and do not necessarily force themselves into a cookie-cutter pattern. There are some fantastic competition bands that march drum-corps style and compete very successfully during the season. There are a number of bands that maintain the older tradition of marching three or four different shows during the season. There are bands that exist primarily as parade bands, and others that simply stand and play to the audience without concern for drill transitions. There are giant bands from schools like Ames and Pleasant Valley, and at the other end of the spectrum there are much smaller bands, sometimes consisting of less than ten members. I continue to hear of the rich tradition of schools in Dutch towns that march parades in wooden shoes, which I find really fascinating and exciting. One of the great pleasures of teaching at the University of Northern Iowa is meeting students that come from all of the unique band programs across the state. When students get to college and start to share about their high school experiences with their peers, they really start to see how many different kinds of marching bands there are in the state. I think that this variety in the Iowa band tradition is something to be quite proud of. As the summer comes to a close and our marching band season begins to crank up again, I hope you will find the 12 suggestions provided here to be helpful to you, regardless of the kind of marching band that you lead. 1. Sometimes less is more Choosing music, designing drill, and creating guard routines may be the most important challenges faced by band directors. The difficulty level of the show must be exactly perfect. The students have to be able to perform the show well early in the season, but also have enough to work on to keep them interested in improving the performance all the way to the end of the season. Often when I am watching a high school field show in October or November, I am still concerned that the show is too difficult. Most of the time, I find the drill to be very complicated. When the drill is very complicated, we as directors tend to dedicate more time to cleaning the drill, and as a result the students march the drill very well. But often this means that the extra time we need to rehearse complicated drill takes away from time we need to focus on the music. It may also mean that even if we do have adequate time to rehearse the music, the drill may be so complicated that it hinders the musical performance. When we look at our show music and then consider the kind of drill we will design, we must make sure that musical performance is not sacrificed for the sake of complex drill. My advice is to examine the video from the final performance of last season and really evaluate the performance you see. As you look at that final performance and make your assessments, ask yourself if what you are seeing is truly a quality performance. Resist the urge to say things like considering the difficulty level in your evaluation. Just consider the quality of the performance you see. Do you see and hear expert playing and marching from a majority of the players, and is musical expression prominent? This should be used to guide your decisions on music and drill complexity for the upcoming season. When you evaluate the video, don t be sidetracked by a few students who fall behind, and don t be obsessed with your top students that are drum-corps quality marchers. We are evaluating based on what the average student the majority is able to do in the amount of time we have to teach. From a competitive standpoint, there is a significant amount of pressure to have a higher complexity level in drill and music in order to compete at the same level as another band. The idea is that if one band performs a really complex show they might be evaluated higher than a band performing a less complex show, because the judges will consider the difficulty level of the show. I think that this is not necessarily the case. All judges will consider difficulty level in their assessments of performance. But what we really want to see is quality. We want to see that your students are capable of performing the music and drill at a very high performance standard. If a complex show results in a lower standard of performance, then I think judges have to consider that as well. So I think choosing a more complex show is only advantageous if you are convinced your students will be able to maximize the potential of the music and drill design. If not, then we are taking a risk and I do not think we should expect to receive higher scores for making an attempt at something with higher difficulty. 16 The Iowa Bandmaster

19 I don t really buy the argument that the only way to motivate our students is to give them something technical and difficult to work on. I believe that students are motivated when we illustrate our expectations for quality and expressiveness. If the show is too difficult to really achieve quality and expressiveness, then I m not sure we are really demonstrating to our students what musical performance is about. This is where sometimes, less is more. Sometimes less complexity could lead to more quality, expressiveness, confidence, audience appeal, and performer satisfaction. 2. Keep the drumline near the brass The drumline should be closer to the brass than to the woodwinds. This is due to the fact that the brass section will often play loud enough that the brass players cannot hear the drumline. The woodwinds will have an easier time hearing both drumline and brass, while brasses may only be able to hear the other members of the brass family they are marching near. For this reason it is extremely important that the drumline be placed closer to the brass than to the woodwinds in order to allow the brasses to hear the drumline. 3. Limit excessively large intervals Larger intervals can make a band look bigger but usually cause more harm than good in performance. An interval larger than 4 steps can make it difficult for the players to hear one another. It also can cause issues with the drill, since it is more difficult to dress a form with a larger interval than one that is between 2 and 3.5 steps. One factor that should not be ignored is student absence. If you have a student who is sick and unable to perform, then as judges we can almost always see this in the performance when the position is left empty for the entire show. Most attentive judges can figure this out quickly and will not penalize a band if it is obvious that a player is missing. With an interval between 2 and 3.5 steps, most performers can leave this position open and still march the drill while setting the forms correctly. However, when we start writing for positions larger than 4 steps, a missing player can wreak havoc on the formations. The larger drill interval is already difficult to set, but with a missing performer it increases the difficulty considerably. I once judged a band that had two players missing from a diagonal where the performers were at an excessively large interval. This made an already difficult formation almost impossible to set correctly. For the reasons of sound, dressing drill formations, and minimizing the effects of student absences, I would suggest writing for larger intervals sparingly and only if absolutely necessary. 4. Keep families together While this sounds obvious it is a rule that I have seen broken too many times with significant consequences. This happens when the drill is written for a visual effect without regard to the aural effect caused by the placement of the instruments on the field. This can sometimes result in splitting up instrument families to the point where students have no members of their section nearby that they can tune to, blend with, or achieve section precision. Marching band is both an aural and a visual art, but show design must be accomplished so that one does not take away from the other. I know many people who feel that the visual and aural aspects of marching should take equal prominence in our shows. But I am always for sound first. I think that we can design exciting shows that take advantage of the visual and aural components, but whenever necessary I am placing emphasis on the music over everything else. The best thing for the music is to create an opportunity where students can hear. A trumpet player who ends up in the middle of the saxophone section will have more trouble than if they were connected to the other trumpet players. An expert drill designer will be able to create interesting drill that also maximizes the sound of the band and provides for the most opportune playing conditions for the performers. 5. Integrate the guard The colorguard should be integrated into the show as much as possible or appropriate. Avoid constant framing by the colorguard: framing is when the guard is positioned to the outside of the winds and percussion, framing the rest of the band. If you are writing your own drill and are skeptical about your abilities to move the guard inside and around the winds and percussion, remember that the guard can pass through the wind lines to get to their positions. The guard can march or jazz run through the winds to the positions you desire in order to have them integrated into the form. They will likely need to pause their work during the pass-through of the wind line, but they should be able to spin until just before the pass and resume just after the pass, with attention to what is safe for all of the performers. On another note related to guard, it is often effective to stack the guard into a box or pyramid during moments of high impact. This will concentrate the color and visuals into one central area. In addition, they don t always need to be moving around the field. In lyrical passages especially, I enjoy seeing a guard remaining in positions for a moment in order to showcase their routine. In these stationary positions they may find it easier to incorporate more elements of dance that are not feasible when marching. t continued on page 18 The Iowa Bandmaster 17

20 12 Suggestions for Marching (continued from page 17) 6. Instruct for sound delays It is usually not appropriate to tell an ensemble to watch the drum major in order to play together. There are too many issues with spacing and sound delays that cause this to backfire. First and foremost, your front line/pit players will always play ahead of the rest of the ensemble if they are watching the drum major. Players in the very front, such as pit players, should not watch the drum major but should always listen behind them, and listen especially for the drumline. The same concept holds true for wind players if they are significantly forward of the drumline. This is due to the sound delay that comes from instruments toward the middle and back of the field. If every player from the front to the back of the field watches the drum major and plays perfectly with their tempo, then the result will be a complete lack of precision. The front players will be heard first, followed by those in the middle of the field, followed by those in the backfield. In many cases this may not be an issue, but it can be a significant issue depending on how the players are positioned in the drill. Front players should always be instructed to listen behind them. Drumline, players near the drumline, and players in the middle of the field can usually watch and follow the drum major with success. Sometimes players positioned in the backfield may need to play ahead of the beat that they hear from the rest of the band and see from the drum major, so that their sound will reach the audience at the same time that the sound from the instruments in front of them reaches the audience. This can be very tricky to accomplish. My advice is to avoid blaming the ensemble for not playing with the drum major, unless the entire ensemble is positioned in the same area. Sometimes the best thing to do is to stand on the field with the performers in order to see and hear what they see and hear so that you can determine the best course of action. 7. Teach the purpose of fundamentals The purpose of marching fundamentals is to provide a uniform method of marching a variety of drill transitions in order to create an unobstructed way of playing the instrument. All fundamentals should be taught with the idea of musical performance in mind. We roll our foot during a glide step so that the upper body can glide without the bumps of normal walking bumps that would find themselves interrupting the tone of the instrument as it is being played. The same is true for all aspects of posture and body movement during drill fundamentals. Some fundamentals are used simply to create a sharp and uniform visual image during performance (i.e. horns up). The purpose of each fundamental must continually be brought to the attention of the students. In rehearsal, instead of telling students roll your feet, roll your feet, etc., it is better to say: roll your foot so that the tone of your instrument will be smooth with no bumps. Every fundamental has a purpose musical, visual, or both if we continue to tell students the purpose they will make the fundamental match its intention. 8. Only teach what is necessary The time spent learning fundamentals should focus only on those fundamentals required to perform the field show. For most bands, this would include attention, parade rest, horns up/down, mark time, halt, turns, forward and backward marching, slides, and perfecting different step sizes, such as 8 to 5, 6 to 5, and 16 to 5. They should also include how to transition when changing direction of travel. If a concept is not required to perform the drill of the field show, don t waste time teaching it in fundamentals rehearsal. At UNI, we only do two kinds of turns in our show: a four-count turn to the left 180 degrees, and a four-count turn to the left 90 degrees. We never spend time on any turns to the right or any two-count turns, because we never do them in our show. This way we are maximizing our time in rehearsal, and our students can see the performance application and purpose of everything we do during fundamentals. How many vocal commands does the band need from the drum major during the field show? Some bands, like ours, start off with a whistle for horns up and a four whistles to start the piece. My students need to be able to follow those commands, plus the whistles for parade rest and attention. They don t need to be able to follow any other commands but those during the show. For this reason, we do not spend very much time in rehearsal teaching students to follow drum major commands for other maneuvers. Sometimes during fundamentals drill, students miss drill commands because they can t hear or understand them. If you have a quality PA system, it may be possible for the drum major to use it to call the commands. However, since they don t need 90% of those commands in order to perform the show, we are wasting our time perfecting their response to the commands to begin with. Part of the famous drill down game is being able to follow all of the rules of the commands that are called. But again, none of this relates to our performance on the field. You can eliminate the reliance on commands by using drill exercises that do not require constant commands. Next I will describe the one that I like the best: 8s and 8s (and derivative exercises). 18 The Iowa Bandmaster

21 9. Focus on fundamentals with 8s and 8s 8s and 8s are very easy to execute. Students are placed in a fundamental block with four-step intervals in both vertical and horizontal alignment. In these exercises students will march downfield toward the endzone (not toward the sideline). To begin 8s and 8s, give the command for mark time. Students mark time 8 counts, forward move 8 counts, mark time 8 counts, move forward 8 counts, and repeat until the command is called to halt. What I like about this exercise is that students can practice their 8 to 5 marching in smaller chunks. When we ask them to march continuously down the field with no built in pauses, they inevitably make mistakes that become more and more difficult to correct. With the mark time pauses every 8 counts, students have a chance to pause, correct their mistake if their steps were too big or too small, and try again. Remind students that the goal is not just to land on the yard line on count 8, but that every step must be the same size. The second thing that I like about this exercise is that is requires only two commands: mark time and halt. Students can really focus on the goals you set in the exercise if they are not constantly worrying about when the next tricky command is going to be called. Here we are not interested in whether they can follow a string of commands, but trying to provide an opportunity for them to focus on the concepts that you outline for them. There are a number of derivatives of this exercise. Please keep in mind that all of these exercises could take weeks or months to perfect, so I caution you not to introduce all of them at the same time, but to pace them in order to gradually increase the challenge and provide variety in fundamentals drill: 1. 8s and 8s Forward: Mark 8, Forward 8, repeat 2. 8s and 8s Backward: Mark 8, Backward 8, repeat 3. 8s and 16s Half Size: Mark 8, Forward 16 at a 16 to 5 step, repeat 4. 8s and 16s Half Size Backwards: Mark 8, Backward 16 at a 16 to 5 step, repeat 5. 8s and 6s: Mark 8, Forward 6 (6 to 5), repeat (I only list this drill forward because it will be unlikely and quite difficult to ask students to take this large of a step moving backwards for high school age performers. Remember that they will need to bend the knees slightly to take the larger step.) t continued on page 20 The Joke s On... The Iowa Bandmaster 19

22 12 Suggestions for Marching (continued from page 19) 6. 8s and 16s Full Size: Mark 8, Forward or Backward 16 at a full 8 to 5 step (passing the first yard line in the process), repeat. (Here we are expanding the forward count to encourage students to hold the line and maintain the 8 to 5 longer than just 8 counts. This can be expanded as time goes on to include 8s and 24s, etc.) 7. 8s and 8s with Long Tones: Mark 8, Forward 8 while playing the first tone of the Bb Concert Scale, repeat. In this drill you will stand in front of the instruments and listen for any bouncing in the tone while they play the long tone moving forward. Expand the drill later by having them play each note of the scale with each forward move (the first forward would be Bb, the second forward would be C, etc.) Then expand it further by playing half note arpeggio tones during the forward (2 counts Bb, 2 counts D, 2 counts F, 2 counts Bb). Then have them do the exercise playing the Bb concert scale in quarter notes during the forward move. Start by having them slur the notes, then in later repetitions move them to legato, staccato, and marcato. You can expand this as much as you like, but an excellent idea would be to find a particular chord or 8 count passage in the show music to have them perform during the forward portion of the 8s and 8s. You will be eliminating the drill formation and transition, so they will only have to concentrate on moving while holding a beautiful tone. Any of these variations should also be performed backward. Be creative! 8. Every drill above should be performed with horns in direction of travel and also with horns to sideline (shift/slide position). 9. Any exercise above with locked arms. I have to credit my students at UNI for showing me this excellent exercise, as I had never done it before they taught it to me. I m sure they learned it from several of our Iowa band directors when they were in high school, so this actually came to me from you, vicariously through your former students. In this exercise students close the interval down to the point where they can lock arms with the person on each side of them. Being able to feel the step size of the entire line moving down field is an excellent strategy to help students agree on the proper step size. But the best use of this exercise is to have every other student facing backwards, so that students moving forward are locked with a student marching backward on both sides. This is an outstanding way to help students feel the proper size of an 8 to 5 backwards step. As a reminder, the foot position in a glide step is the same for very small steps and very large steps (unless the large steps are so large that they require a pointed toe for a quasi jazz run, as used by many drum-corps). Earlier we mentioned the purpose of the roll step as providing a smooth glide for the performer so that the upper body does not jolt with each step. A hard, flat-footed step can shake the upper body when the step size is small or large, so students have to be reminded that the proper glide step must be used regardless of step size, all for the purpose of preventing a shake or bump throughout the body that would affect the tone. Use terms like soft-step or gentle step to help convince students to be as light as they can when placing the foot on the ground. 10. Use chips and marching in reverse during drill teaching There are many great ways to teach drill to students. This is the method that I prefer: Give students a copy of the drill chart and three poker chips: one red, one white, and one blue. Then, have the students take their drill charts, music, and chips and stand on the first page of drill. When this page is set perfectly, have them drop their red chip at their feet. Next, students turn the page and find their location on page two. Do not allow them to walk to their new position. They must stay on page one until everyone has had enough time to locate their next position on the chart. Then, ask students to point in the direction they are about to go. This is a great way for you to determine that students have read the chart correctly and are about to move in the right direction. Review the number of counts in the transition and have them march in slow motion to where they think their new position is. At the end of the transition, allow them to mark off their position until everyone is in the correct spot. When you see that the form is perfect, have them drop their white chip at their feet. The students now have two forms marked on the field. I always ask my students to march back to the previous spot. I almost never allow them to walk back to the previous page, and my students are used to marching several pages in a row in reverse. If I need them to move back five pages or more, I will usually have them walk back to the page I need them on, since the amount of reverse moving can be excessive. But when rehearsing 1-4 pages of drill, marching the pages in reverse allows them to keep their focus, minimizes talking, and provides another opportunity to rehearse step sizes, intervals, and transition counts. Make sure that students know their goals in the reverse transition so they will continue to focus on these concepts. I never dictate to students how they should march backwards. If you are concerned about this, then you can manage this very closely. I am not concerned about it, so they are welcome to either literally march backwards or they can turn and face the direction of travel. So now, with the students on page 2/white chip, ask them to point back to their red chip. Have them to march back to the red chip. Repeat the red to white chip until you are satisfied that they know the location, step size, interval, and form 20 The Iowa Bandmaster

23 during the transition. Then have them play and march from red to white. It is always best if students play when they are learning drill initially, rather than learning the drill sets and then adding the music to it later. If your students begin to lose their chops, then have them sing their parts while doing the fingerings on their instruments. My students at UNI love singing on the field, and we have had some very funny moments in the process. When the students can play and march from red to white, have them stand on page 2, find their location on page 3, point to the new position, march in slow motion to the position, set the form perfectly, and drop the blue chip. When red to white to blue is satisfactory, then have them pick up their chips one set at a time and march the positions with no chips. Now when they arrive at page 3, they pick up their blue chip and place a red chip in its position. Page 3 now has the red chip and is your starting point for learning the next two sets. 11. Try the Duck Step My college roommate taught me this exercise, and my high school students always had a good time with it. Most importantly, it improved their foot placement during forward marching. In the Duck Step, it is best if the entire band can be lined up on one yard line, so you can look down the line to see if they are performing correctly. If this is not possible, condense the ensemble to as few yard lines as you can. Students can march the 8s and 8s exercise forward, or you can have them simply march forward with no pause to mark time (which is more difficult). When they move forward they are only allowed to place their heel on the ground: the rest of the foot is not allowed to touch the ground. The duck step position is the initial placement of the foot during the glide step. When students eventually return to marching the normal glide step, tell them that the beginning of the step must look like the duck step with the heel on the ground and the front of the foot raised. This is a funny exercise that students will enjoy, while helping them memorize the initial placement of the heel and toe during the forward move. 12. Experience the Water Drill Of all the exercises I did with my students, this was their favorite. It was also my favorite, because it actually changed how they marched. On the last day of our band camp, during the hot mid-day of August, our students would assemble for their usual fundamental block rehearsal. This time, our student leadership handed each student a paper cup of water, which students had to place on their head. Thus commenced a drill down of epic proportions if the water cup fell, then the now-soaked student was out. It is amazing how students can glide and keep the upper body still in order to keep a cup of water on their heads. This was a fun exercise to do on a hot summer day, and it really did work with my students. Throughout the year we would instruct them to perform as if the water cup were on their head, with outstanding results. I did not create this exercise and I have no idea who did, but it was great way to make marching fundamentals fun and to improve our marching at the same time. I hope that you find something in this article that will help you and your students this fall. I am always very excited to help in any way that I can, so please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance during the school year. Marching band is a lot of work, but it is also a lot of fun. There is no other ensemble like it, and your students will carry their marching band memories for their entire lives. Don t forget to allow your students to have fun in marching band, and let them to see you having fun with them! Best wishes for a great marching season! Dr. Daniel Galyen is the Director of Marching and Symphonic Bands at UNI, a position he has held since He directs the Panther Marching Band, conducts the Symphonic Band, and oversees the three UNI Pep Bands. He also teaches courses in conducting, music education, and marching band techniques. In 2010 he was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Galyen holds a B.A. in music education from Virginia Tech, a Masters degree in music education with a wind conducting emphasis from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in music education with a wind conducting concentration from the University of Florida. In 2005, Dr. Galyen was the recipient of the David Wilmot Award for excellence in music education at the University of Florida. He has published articles in The WASBE Journal, The Instrumentalist, Research Perspectives in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, and The Music Educators Journal. Dr. Galyen is active as a guest conductor, clinician, and drill designer, and presents sessions at music conferences nationwide Prior to his appointment at UNI, Dr. Galyen was Director of Bands and Instrumental Music at Bridgewater College (VA), where he conducted the Symphonic Band and taught courses in instrumental conducting and music education. From he was the Director of Bands at Northside High School in Roanoke, Virginia. Under his leadership the band program more than doubled in size, and his bands received consistent superior ratings at state and local festivals. The Iowa Bandmaster 21

24 In the Spotlight Class 3A Band Program Glenwood Community Schools Directors Peter Jacobus, Dan Schoening, Angie Embray The Glenwood Community School District is nestled in the scenic Loess Hills, 17 miles south of Council Bluffs. The district has a student population of 2,118. The district has five attendance centers, Northeast Elementary, West Elementary, Glenwood Community Middle School, Glenwood Community High School and the Glenwood Community Alternative High School. Over the past several years, the band department has received a tremendous amount of financial support from the district. We are blessed to have the Glenwood Band Parent Association which provides financial as well as personal support to our students. The Glenwood Instrumental Music Department has a proud tradition of excellence. Our goal is to provide a wellrounded music education which will instill a lifetime of appreciation for music. Middle School Bands Instruction begins in the fall of the 6th grade year. Beginning band is broken into six separate classes: Flutes, clarinets, saxophones, high brass, low brass, and percussion. Each class meets every day for 44 minutes. We take a methodical approach to teaching the basic fundamentals of each instrument through the lesson book and concert band music. In general, students will Sixth Grade Band learn four major scales plus the chromatic scale, and 7-8 rudiments for the percussion. The band, which typically numbers between students, performs two concerts (Winter, and Spring Parade of Bands) during the year. The 7th grade and 8th grade bands each rehearse every day for 44 minutes. Group lessons are held on a rotating basis and come from either band or other classes. The students have the opportunity to experience marching band, SWIBA Honor Band, jazz band and concert band. The 7th and 8th grade marching bands perform at the homecoming parade, which is quite the spectacle in Glenwood, and the Southwest Iowa Band Jamboree competition in Clarinda, where they have enjoyed much success. The Southwest Iowa Honor Band audition is a point of emphasis during the first quarter. These are auditioned groups and Glenwood has traditionally been well represented in the 7th and Seventh Grade Band Eighth Grade Band 22 The Iowa Bandmaster

25 8th grade ensembles, and the All-Iowa Middle School Honor Band. Middle School B Jazz Band There are two jazz bands at the middle school. These bands are auditioned and are a combination of 7th and 8th graders. Jazz B is our introductory group and is used primarily to learn the basics of style and improvisation. They rehearse before school one day a week and perform at the jazz concert. Jazz A rehearses three mornings a week, performs at our jazz concert, and is our competition band. In general, the band participates in two to three contests per year, and has placed 1st or 2nd at every contest. The concert bands are the heart of our program. The 7th and 8th grade bands perform three concerts (Winter, Music in our Schools, and Spring Parade of Bands) during the year and one competition in April. In an average year, there are approximately 150 students in the 7th and 8th grade bands. The 7th grade band has received Division I or I+ ratings each year at the Richard Simpson Large Group Festival in Red Oak. The Middle School A Jazz Band 8th grade band competes at the Adventureland Festival of Bands where they have earned Superior Ratings and were also named Best in Class in 2007 and High School Bands The Pride of the Rams Marching Band kicks off the year, and rehearses before school, with sectionals Monday through Thursday, full band on Friday, and 47 minutes 1st period every day. The band performs at all pep rallies and home football games, two to three local parades, Loess Hills Fieldfest, and IHSMA State Marching Contest where they have earned 25 Division I ratings in the past 27 years. Students have the opportunity to audition for the Southwest Iowa Honor Marching Band, which travels to a national bowl game parade every two years. Bowl games attended include the Fiesta Bowl, Citrus Bowl, and this year the Chic-Fil-A Bowl, where the students will march in the parade and participate in the pre-game ceremony and halftime performance. Following marching season, auditions are held for concert band, the main emphasis of our program. There are three Glenwood High School concerts per year (Winter, Music In Our Schools and Spring Parade of Bands), as well as the IHSMA State Large Group Contest where the band has earned straight Division I ratings from every judge for the past nine years. The Glenwood program has produced five four-year All-State musicians and had the distinction of having the 1st Chair clarinet players in both the band and orchestra in Students participate in the IHSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest, annually earning Division I Ratings in over 90% of the performing groups. The Glenwood Woodwind Choir has earned the Best of t continued on page 24 The Iowa Bandmaster 23

26 IN THE SPOTLIGHT (continued from page 23) Center award for the past two years. Students also participate in the Iowa State University Cyclone Honor Band, SWIBA Honor Band, and the NWMSU Honor Band. This past year, we were able to start a lesson program at the high school, where students were able to refine individual skills and techniques. Finally, the concert band travels to a national music festival once every four years. Recent trips have been to Chicago and New Orleans. The Glenwood High School Jazz Band has become one of the premier groups in the state. The band participates in several area independent festivals, IHSMA State Jazz Contest, SWIBA District Jazz Contest and the Glenwood Jazz Concert. They rehearse four times per week outside the school day, and bring in well-known jazz clinicians to work with the band twice per year. The group has qualified for the Iowa Jazz Championships for the past nine years, placing in the top 10 every year. In 2010, the band had its best result, earning 5th place. New this year, we started a Winter Drumline and Winter Guard. These two groups rehearsed before or after school, performed at the March Madness basketball Glenwood High School Jazz Band game, an all-school assembly, and attended 4 Heartland Winter Arts Association contests. The Drumline placed 5th in their class, while the Guard won their class in the Championships. We are looking forward to continued success for these groups. Overall, the Glenwood Instrumental Music Department is one of the most successful programs in the school. Students have made the commitment to excellence, and work very hard to achieve it. The relationships built between the students and staff members are lifelong, and the education they receive goes beyond the rehearsal hall or concert stage. They are given the tools they need to be successful adults and worthwhile contributors to their world. Peter Jacobus has been Director of Bands for 42 years. He started teaching at Anita from 1971 to 1978, Corning from 1978 to 1987, Glenwood Middle School from 1987 to 1995, and Glenwood High School from 1995 to the present. His duties include the High School Concert and Marching Bands and lessons, the 8th Grade Concert and Marching Bands, and 6th Grade Flutes, Clarinets, and Percussion. Peter graduated from Randolph High School in New Jersey, holds a BA Degree in Music from Tarkio College and a MA Degree in Music Education from Emporia State University. Professional affiliations include the GEA, ISEA, NEA, IBA and SWIBA. Pete is an active adjudicator in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. He has been percussion section director, assistant and head director of the Southwest Iowa Honor Marching Band, and currently serves as the treasurer of the group. During his teaching career, his bands have earned multiple Division I ratings in marching, concert and jazz. Glenwood students have earned Best of Center Awards four times. Five of his students have become four-year All-State musicians at Glenwood. Dan Schoening will be starting his 17th year at Glenwood Community Schools where his duties include 6th grade saxophone, high brass and low brass classes, 6th grade concert band, 7th grade marching and concert bands, 7th and 8th grade lessons, middle school jazz A and B and the high school jazz band. During his 21 years of music education, he has also taught at Tri-Center, Lewis Central and AHST. He is a member of GEA, NEA, ISEA, SWIBA and IBA. Dan graduated from Lewis Central High School and from the University of Northern Iowa. He has been the guest conductor for many honor bands and has served as president of SWIBA District. In addition to his work with the Glenwood Instrumental Music Department, Dan is also the trumpet instructor for the Southwest Iowa Honor Marching Band. Angie Embray is our Guard Coordinator. She is new to the Glenwood band program, and has brought a wealth of insight to our guard. Their success has improved all year. She is a caring and dedicated staff member, and works hard to insure our guard is always prepared. 24 The Iowa Bandmaster

27 BAND TALK with Gene Gross Robert W. (Bob) Dean, nationally renowned band director, teacher, and one of my mentors said: As a band director, I never had an original thought; I borrowed everything I know from someone else. Through the years I have had the privilege of working with many fine directors, and I ve compiled suggestions and thoughts that I d like to share. Some of what follows is original however most of it is borrowed. The timbre of a section or the entire ensemble rests upon the ability of each individual to produce a characteristic tone quality. This is important for all players and may be especially critical for those performing on color instruments--oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, horn, and tuba. Each player needs to be reminded to strive to use the best sound all the time. If a mistake is made, make it a good mistake, that is, played with good tone quality. Provide students with examples from recordings and live performances of what comprises a characteristic sound for their instrument. Talking about how to is not the same as like this. Research tells us that in music, modeling is still the single most effective way to teach concepts such as tone quality and style. Research also tells us that tone quality affects how we perceive intonation, blend, and balance. Once, when working with a fine band, I discovered that improving the ensemble s sound, intonation, blend and balance was limited due to an unusual tone quality produced by one strong tuba player, strong except for the lack of a characteristic tone quality. Horns, euphoniums, and bass clarinets all add to the warmth of the band's sound. Be sure these get the attention they deserve. No matter how skilled the rest of the band members may be, without these instruments in sufficient quantity and quality, the desired band ensemble sound is difficult to achieve. Milo Winter, the highly acclaimed director of bands at Rapids City Stevens High School, Rapid City, South Dakota, and my first mentor, once shared that early in his career he learned that horns were essential to the overall sound, i.e. the sonority, of the symphonic band. I would add: If you ve fixed everything else in the music and still cannot decipher that indefinite, hard-to-identify source of mistaken pitches or murky sounds, check the horn section. Keep in mind that the interaction of horns and the bass line defines the harmonic and rhythmic energy of a march. If there seems to be something holding the tempo back, check the bass and horns for length of notes. It may not be the attacks, but the releases that need attention, especially in the low horns. (In the spirit of disclosure: I am a horn player.) Ultimately students are responsible for intonation. We should provide opportunities for them to work with a tuner as well as aural comparisons within the band rehearsals, lessons and other practice times. Don t just tune at the start of the rehearsal; call attention to intonation as needed and make it an ongoing part of the rehearsal and lessons. Be sure that students understand what is meant by in tune and out-of-tune. Insist upon using tuning slides, mouthpiece and head joint adjustments and correct reed strengths. Teach the intonation tendencies for each instrument. To fix a general intonation problem, start with the bass line. While rehearsing a fine band at a neighboring school it was necessary to address an intonation problem that seemed to permeate the ensemble and was due to a very out-of-tune bass line. There was an excellent string bass player; however, the instrument was out-of-tune, the tubas had issues, the low reeds had not been tuned in some time and the low reed players needed to use more breath support. The most significant improvement came by tuning the string bass. The tubas found their pitch center, and after tuning and attending to the low reeds, the difference in the ensemble was remarkable! It is impossible for an ensemble to sound in tune if its lowest sounding pitches are off. t continued on page 26 The Iowa Bandmaster 25

28 BAND TALK (continued from page 25) When trying to improve intonation, pay attention to balance and blend. Listen to the balance between highest and lowest pitches, then mid-range, then section to section and within the sections. Compare the degree of similarity of sound within each section and the blend within the family of woodwinds and within the brass. There are quite a few publications addressing intonation but, as a good start, I would recommend Improving Intonation In Band and Orchestra Performance by Robert Garofalo and published by Meredith Music Publications. Most wind instruments require large amounts of air, and all require proper breath support. Move the air! Project the air! Don t just blow hard. Even if the dynamic is piano, play with intensity, like a loud whisper. Knowing how to teach correct instrumental performance techniques and how to identify and correct specific performance problems requires a foundation developed by the study of band instrument pedagogy and by listening to models provided by accomplished players. A large amount of information is available and easily accessible; much of it is on the Internet. I would recommend the Art Of books for brass and woodwind instruments originally published by Summy-Birchard. To understand the brass embouchure, Philip Farkas Art of Brass Playing is an essential reference. On breath support, the late Arnold Jacobs was one of the most renowned authorities. Also Sprach Arnold Jacobs compiled by Bruce Nelson and published by Polymnia Press, is a shorter and more direct version of much of what Jacobs taught. The band warm-up should include elements of breath control (long tones or chorales), technique (scales, arpeggios) and rhythm. Remember that accurate performance of rhythm is dependent upon pulse: lack of pulse = inaccurate rhythm. If there is insufficient time to include all of these elements during each rehearsal, rotate through them over multiple rehearsals. Play slow, legato music. There are several chorale books that provide material for warm-ups, such as those by James Swearingen and published by Barnhouse. Chorales can be played anytime in the rehearsal, not just to warm-up. If you need to play a warm-up in front of the audience prior to a performance, play a chorale. Play marches. Put a march on every program. Students need to be taught how to perform in correct march style. For band pedagogy, Effective Performance of Band Music by W. Francis McBeth and published by Southern Music Company, is important. As indicated by the title, McBeth presents solutions to many issues concerning performance. Of particular note, the book clearly instructs how to achieve balance and improve intonation within an ensemble. One caveat: Keep in mind that the lowest pitches do not always determine the balance of the symphonic band. There are events in the music, especially when considering the importance of brilliance in the symphonic band sonority, when the lowest sounding pitches do not rule. To some degree, audience members judge what they hear by what they see. A band and its director should always appear professional and competent. We have percussion students, not drummers. The same understanding of musical concepts is expected of them as other musicians. Part of the quality of a percussion section is determined by what we don t hear. Respect silence in music. Consider silence as the time between notes performed in staccato style and as punctuation to phrase endings. We perform as we practice. It is not just about the amount of time; correct practice leads to correct performance. A musician s three best friends when practicing are a mirror, metronome and pencil. Always keep principals and secretaries in the loop no surprises, and follow-up with them after events. As the band teacher, you are the expert in your subject. Help your administrators learn about your subject area and remember your administrators are experts and answer to staff, school boards, and community. Learn the names and establish good relationships with support staff and student service personnel. Most are likeable, and if you cannot warm-up to them, at least don t tick them off. They have a job to do, and when it comes down to it, we re all in the same business. Society has changed; human nature has not changed. All students have the same basic needs. If one could be transported to 1957 or 2057 there would be differences, however you would observe similar student behaviors. All students need to feel safe, valued, and need structure. The list of needs is long and similar regardless of the generation. Students are young incomplete adults, and our expectations need to be appropriate to their developmental stages. Reward student achievements; encourage student efforts; remember the difference. 26 The Iowa Bandmaster

29 Marching band and jazz band are important, but the rationale for instrumental music education as curricular and included as part of the school day is found in the concert/symphonic band, lessons, chamber ensembles, and solos. Establish and maintain your priorities according to this rationale. FINAL THOUGHTS: Be a model for students. Demand respect by giving respect. Continue to be a practicing musician. Join professional groups and be active. Become part of the community, shop locally, and join a local church or service group. Befriend faculty members outside of the music department. Network with young and older directors. Cultivate relationships with successful people. Some of them may be coaches. Learn from the best; our time is limited. Maintain passion for your work. Be a lifelong learner; grow intellectually as a person, an educator, and a musician. Listen to and learn to appreciate excellent recorded and live performances of music in all genres. Take an interest in something outside of the profession; give yourself a break. Take care of yourself with exercise and diet. Laugh! Keep a sense of humor. If you think about it, some of what we deal with each day is pretty funny. And foremost, remember it s about the students! Enjoy them. God bless 'em. They are special. My thanks and kudos go to friends and colleagues Tom Nehls and Homer Gartz for their valued help with this article. This is Ardy McIntosh (P.P ). My wife and I live in Georgia and have been in the South since 1981, but don't speak the accent yet! I have always kept up my IBA membership and always look forward to the magazine. The Summer Issue that I received two days ago really made me stop and think about a lot of things. First of all, your magazine is absolutely terrific beautifully done, of excellent quality, and is fun to read. Congratulations! I spent six years running a desktop publishing business with my wife and do appreciate the work that you do. I am rather envious of the things that are going on in IBA now. I have been gone since 1976 and have seen, through your magazine, the growth in technology and sophistication of the band business in Iowa. There just can't be any state that tops what is happening with bands in Iowa. The conferences are much better planned and designed than 36 years ago; that is obvious looking through the conference program. I wish I could be there to see and hear the things that are going on. (But, my wife and I will be in Italy.) Please extend my congratulations and best wishes to the officers and others that are involved in making IBA so great. Though I have been gone from the band business for 36 years, my heart still belongs there. I treasure my 18 years of being a band director in Iowa. The memories of the work and of the camaraderie linger on and on. My Best Regards, Ardy McIntosh The Iowa Bandmaster 27

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31 They Continue To Serve by Jerry Kinney Webster s definition: An obsolete bass wind instrument of the trumpet type. Question: Can you name the instrument? Answer: a serpent, which is a subtle segue to the subject of this TCTS article, Don Stine, author of The Serpent Speaks, a tonguein-cheek column in the IBA magazine during his 13-year tenure as editor of same. Don attended Ogden elementary and junior high school, moving to Adel in 1956 and graduated in He then enrolled in Iowa State Teachers College, receiving his degree in Don s first teaching position was at East Buchanan (Winthrop, Aurora and Quasqueton), circa 1964, where the band receivd the first Division I in school history. Next came 26 years at Mount Vernon High School, followed by six years at Midland Elementary (Oxford Junction, Lost Nation, Wyoming, Onslow, Center Junction and Monmouth), one year of which included Midland High School, and 55 days at Judy & Don Stine Union (LaPorte City, Dysart). Mount Vernon s bands received many superior ratings in concert, marching and jazz competitions, and often entered as many as 70 solos and ensembles at IHSMA contests. The band performed four times at the IBA conventions, and won honors at the Iowa State Fair Parade, Eastern Iowa Marching Festival, Maquoketa Marching Festival, etc. His pep bands frequently played for SUI, Coe and Cornell College athletic events. Under Don s leadership the Mount Vernon band participated in the following out-of-state events: Cherry Blossom Festival and Bicentennial performances in Washington, D.C.; Veiled Profit Parade, St. Louis, Missouri; Aquatennial Torch Light Parade, Minneapolis, Minnesota; International Lions Club Parades in Chicago and San Francisco; City of Festivals Parade, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida. In addition, Mount Vernon provided overnight lodging for several university bands prior to their performances at SUI football games, including Northwestern, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa State, Nebraska, Kansas and Northern Illinois. From a personal standpoint Don has, or has had, memberships in ASBA, IBA, NEIBA, Lions Club, North American Brass Band Association, Train Collectors of America, Lionel Collectors Club, Kaiser-Frazer Club (owns a 1953 Henry J. Corsair Deluxe), and Golden Glow of Christmas Past. He has been active as an honor band conductor, IHSMA contest judge, and has directed the Mount Vernon Municipal Band for 42 years, the band dating back to Civil War days. He is considered the founder of the Eastern Iowa Brass Band, currently in its 25th year of existence. Beginning as a brass choir from the municipal band brass section, the group continued to perform after the full band s annual concerts were finished, eventually moving to a brass band instrumentation. E.I.B.B. has had a vast array of activities, including performances throughout the state of Iowa and in Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri. North American Brass Band Association competitions have taken the band to Indianapolis; Columbus; Raleigh; Asheville; Pittsburgh; Lexington; Little Rock; Cincinnati; Toronto; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Hammontown, New Jersey and Red Wing, Minnesota. E.I.B.B. was featured at the 1991 Folklife Festival at the Smithsonian Institute in our nation s capital. They have performed six concerts for IBA conventions and hosted the Grand Celebration of Brass Bands in Cedar Rapids for 13 years until flooded out in Don was chairman of E.I.B.B. for 16 years and served on the N.A.B.B.A. executive board for nine of those years. Don s first teacher was Lee Klockseim, piano store owner and music teacher in Ogden, and he began lessons on the Bb clarinet. His dislike for the inevitable squeaks and squawks, plus a farm accident that cost him two fingers, led him to the French horn, and subsequently to most brass instruments. Ogden instructors included Bill Henderson ( He always smelled good, and could play French horn exercises faster on his trombone than I could on horn ) and Wendell High Pockets Middents, who encouraged his progress and love of music. Moving to Adel brought him into contact with Loyd Settle, for whom Don has high praise and pride in the achievements of the Adel High School Band. While Don was editor, the IBA magazine grew from 20 to 64 pages. Additions included contest results, band travels, reports on in- and out-of-state bands, etc. The serpent pulled no punches, and his forked tongue comments delighted and deviled directors and readers alike. Hobbies include his dealings in antiques for 25 years and more importantly, his model trains which occupy a large portion of his time. The Stines are a msuical family; wife, Judy (see picture), has accompanied hundreds of contest soloists, critiqued marching, concert and jazz bands, hosted parties for many, many musicians and friends, and continues as principal alto horn in the E.I.B.B. Daughter, Megan, was a three-time all-stater on trombone, has an undergraduate degree from Drake University, and a graduate degree from Seattle University. Daughter, Alexis, was a clarinetist and also graduated from Seattle Univ.; both girls now reside in Seattle. Son, Morgan, was a principal tuba all-stater, studied at SUI, and now builds sound studios in Los Angeles, California. The Iowa Bandmaster 29

32 JEI HALL OF FAME The JEI Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have created new directions and curricular innovations in regards to jazz education in the state of Iowa. Paul Clark has been involved with Jazz Education in Iowa beginning with his high school music education in Boone (Don Jackson), as a member of the UNI Jazz Band I on both trumpet and piano (Jim Coffin), student teaching under the supervision of Bob Schaeffer, and teaching middle and high school band in Center Point for 32 years until his recent retirement. During his tenure at CPU, his jazz bands qualified for the Iowa Jazz Championships over 20 times, placing 1st in Paul has been an active composer/arranger of educational jazz literature for the C.L. Barnhouse Co. ( for the past 38 years. Since his first published chart in 1973, his music has been popular with directors and students alike, and many of his charts are consistent best sellers with school jazz bands at all levels of experience. As a performer on both piano and trumpet, Paul has appeared with many great musicians and entertainers including Buddy Rich, Steve Allen, Bob Hope, John Davidson and many others. He has also performed with numerous musical productions, and has arranged music for literally hundreds of music organizations, including the Louisville Symphony and the Texas Tenors. Paul's work has impacted students and teachers alike and has further strengthened Iowa s national image as a leader in Jazz Education. In 1958, Tom Davis was a founding member of Dick Schory s Percussion Pops Orchestra and a recording artist for RCA. In demand as a musician in Chicago, he had just been offered a position with one of the city s top radio orchestras when influential musician and educator Himie Voxman asked him to become the University of Iowa s first Professor of Percussion. At that time there were no more than a half-dozen university-level percussion jobs in the country. Davis and his wife, Pat, moved to Iowa City for a couple of years. That couple of years turned into a 38-year tenure at the University of Iowa. By 1959, Davis had enough percussion students to form the Concert Percussion Ensemble then one of only a handful of university percussion groups. He formed the Iowa Percussion Octette in 1967, one of the first university percussion ensembles to release an LP record. In the early 1970s, Davis established the Iowa jazz area, which he headed until He also led the Hawkeye Marching Band. Davis wrote many compositions and arrangements for an array of instruments, but most important are his works for percussion. In the mid-1960s, little repertoire existed for percussion ensemble. Davis penned dozens of original compositions and arrangements for percussion that became standard in the repertoire, influencing generations of young percussionists. A number of these works exhibit Davis s well-known sense of humor. He was also the author of Voicing and Comping for Jazz Vibraphone, published by Hal Leonard in That sense of humor became legendary during a memorable Iowa football halftime show. Knowing that the Purdue University Marching Band would be flaunting their infamous world s largest drum, Davis worked with a local manufacturer so that the Hawkeye Marching Band could parade onto the field with the world s largest triangle, a 4-foot steel behemoth. The triangle is still part of Iowa Percussion s collection, kept in an undisclosed secure location. Davis was born in Casper, Wyoming. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in percussion performance from Northwestern University. Students from his 38-year tenure at the University of Iowa include performers, educators, school of music deans and directors, and professionals in a variety of other fields. Notable among his many outstanding students are percussionist Steven Schick and jazz musician David Sanborn. Professor Davis retired from teaching at the University of Iowa in To honor him, alumni, former students, and friends established an endowment through the UI Foundation that funds the Thomas L. Davis Percussion Award. ====== Tom's wife Pat also contributed the following: "The Jazz program at the U of I was started by Tom in the face faculty and administration opposition. To quote a former student of Tom's (Jerry Kracht): In those days (the 60's) jazz was not yet recognized in the U of I School of Music, despite the fact that many students were gifted in it and hungry for it. Tom's early efforts at organizing and directing a jazz band (underground though it was) clearly helped in the eventual establishment of a fine jazz program in the School." 30 The Iowa Bandmaster

33 The Iowa Band History Project It s time to dust off the scrapbooks and unlock the portrait galleries. Dig deep into your band libraries for long-forgotten music, and see if you can find those old programs and recordings from yesteryear. The Iowa Band History Project is underway! Fred Stark and Jay Kahn have volunteered to be the editors of the Iowa Band History Project, and your contributions are needed! What Iowa town established the first school band? What IBA president originally trained to become a mortician? The answers to all these questions and more are out there (these particular answers are below), but they should be available in a centralized location for easy access. Part of the project will include this new regular feature in The Iowa Bandmaster, presenting a story in each issue showcasing our Iowa band heritage. With Iowa s colorful band history, we hope the new section will be something that will give the reader information radio personality Paul Harvey slyly called, the...rest...of...the...stooooo-ry! The history of bands in Iowa is without peer. What other state can claim the rich history and traditions celebrated by Iowa bandmasters? The Iowa Band History Project will chronicle the Iowa band movement in its various forms. We want the results of this project to be accessible and useful to bandmasters and enthusiasts all over the world, but we need YOUR help! Has the history of YOUR local band(s) been written down? Did your town have a noteworthy bandmaster, composer, musician or benefactor? The Iowa Band History Project will take several years to complete, but the first phase is starting NOW. We are calling this the shoebox" phase where we are simply gathering information. The second phase will be organizing everything for easy access, and the final phase will be publication. At this point, we are envisioning a web site, but there is also the additional possibility of publishing an abridged "hard copy" book for people who prefer to have their information in this form. Information can be submitted to the editors using the form reproduced on page 35. We hope to have an on-line option in the very near future. The various suggested categories shown for consideration in the Iowa Band History Project are the result of a brainstorming session which started at the 2011 IBA Conference, and was completed about a month later. It is, however, not intended to be complete nor exclusive, and additional suggestions are certainly welcome. Please contribute! We don't want to leave anyone or anything out. We hope to hear from YOU in the very near future! Answers to trivia questions: The first school band in Iowa was in Ackley. Roy T. Schwab trained to be a mortician but was allergic to the embalming chemicals. The Iowa Bandmaster 31

34 Ya Gotta Know the Territory by Jay Kahn and Fred Stark The first offering in this new section of the magazine is the story of one of Jackson County s first bandmasters, J. F. Galuska. He first came to my attention when a friend of mine sent me a characteristic march entitled Holton Special, with the solo cornet part indicating that it was published in 1913 in Maquoketa, Iowa. What do you know about this guy? he asked. I had never heard of Galuska before. A year later, Andy Glover of the C.L. Barnhouse Company also asked for some biographical information on Galuska since some of his compositions are in their catalog. The following article is the result of my research. Mr. Galuska turned out to have a very interesting career indeed, and certainly had a profound effect on bands in Iowa. YOU are encouraged to send in your own research on Iowa bands and personalities that created the rich heritage we enjoy today. It was October 24, 1908 when the Royal Hungarian Orchestra made a stop on its tour that was to have a profound effect on music in Iowa. The 11-member orchestra disembarked from its train, and found itself in the small Iowa town of Lost Nation (pop. 600). Despite the size of the community, the Saturday evening concert was a well-attended success, and the orchestra members were treated like the royalty of their name. They were treated so well in fact, that when the train came through the next day, one member decided to stay behind. John Francis Galuska (ga-lus-ka) was born in Hungary on May 30, (John Francis is probably an Americanized version of his Hungarian name, as is also the present-day pronounciation of his surname.) He and his mother emigrated to the United States in His father and brother never came to this country. At the time of this writing, it is not known where they settled upon their arrival, although Chicago seems likely. His mother died three years later, and nothing is known about his childhood or what his early musical influences may have been. He graduated with distinction from the Leffingwell Violin School of Chicago in On January 15, 1909, the Lost Nation Chronicle carried a large ad for Mr. John Francis Galuska, Cornetist & Violinist Teacher of Violin, Viola, and all Brass Instruments including clarionet [sic]. The ad promised expert instruction on all instruments of the orchestra as well as instruction in theory, harmony and composition. It even included a brief paragraph of endorsement from W.W. Leffingwell himself. Mr. Galuska soon had all the students he could handle. His students joined forces with the Christensens, a fine local family band, to form a new expanded ensemble. This group eventually combined with the band in Maquoketa (muh-koe-keh-tuh), a much larger community about ten miles north of Lost Nation. This group became the Maquoketa. Galuska played cornet and violin as needed with the local groups. The federal census of 1910 reveals that Galuska was living in a boarding house in Maquoketa, making a living as a music teacher. In 1912, he was able to purchase a half interest in Maquoketa s popular Pastime Theatre. The next big event in his life was his marriage on July 8, 1915, to Laura Sidle, a musically-gifted young lady from Delmar (DEL-mer), another small town about ten miles away from Maquoketa. The couple purchased a home in Delmar where they reportedly had a very pleasant social life and raised 32 The Iowa Bandmaster

35 Galuska s Band - Maquoketa, Iowa a family. John Galuska eventually directed a wind group with the eponymous name Galuska s Band. (It is unclear whether this was a new group or a renaming of the Maquoketa. It may also be simply another incidence of the common practice of referring to a band by the name of its leader. Galuska had a pin from the Maquoketa that is dated 1918, but the local papers only mention appearances of the group Galuska s Band from 1919 until his departure in the spring of (References to the Maquoketa reappeared in the summer of 1921 when a new leader took over.) He also directed the Delmar Band and the Orpheum Concert Orchestra. All groups were praised in the local press for their spirited, snappy performances. Galuska began composing during the 19-teens. His first publication was a characteristic march, The Holton Special, in This was a self-published work that was dedicated to Frank Holton, trombone soloist and musical instrument manufacturer. By 1920, Galuska was feeling the financial need for a day job, so he secured a position with Snow White Pharmacy in Maquoketa, selling Edison phonographs. In March of 1921, the family moved to Maquoketa, but by May had already announced their intention to move to Atwood, Kansas. The move was a rainy, muddy adventure as recounted in a letter Galuska sent in June to the editor of Maquoketa s Jackson Sentinel. The Atwood residency was short-lived and quiet, with no newspaper announcements of his activities for the next three years. Apparently he decided to concentrate on composing during this period since this is when the rest of his known compositions were published. (The need for peace and freedom from distractions in order to pursue music composition may have been the reason for the move to Atwood.) His Harmoniana Overture was very popular, and was issued in three different arrangements by three different publishers. However, most of his compositions are marches and trombone smears, which were issued by the C.L. Barnhouse Company. The Atwood March was published by Barnhouse in By 1924, the Galuska family had moved to Red Oak, a town in Southwest Iowa, where John assumed the directorship of the Red Oak Municipal Band. This band also made a number of radio broadcasts. Reports of his success with the Red Oak Band continued through Following the Red Oak period, the Galuska family settled in Newton, Iowa (home of the Maytag appliance company), where they remained throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Mr. Galuska became a barber, and was a popular local fixture of the community. He directed the Newton Municipal Band for 12 years. As he aged, John Galuska began to suffer increasingly from high blood pressure, and finally died of a cerebral hemorrhage on January 30, 1946, at the age of 64. He was survived by his wife Laura, four daughters, a son (John F. Galuska, Jr.), and three grandchildren. Laura moved to Burbank, California, and died there in 1981, 100 years after the birth of her husband, a true Iowa "music man." References: Suzann White, granddaughter of J.F. Galuska The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music (William Rehrig / ed. by Paul Bierley, Integrity Press, 1991 & 1996) t continued on page 34 The Iowa Bandmaster 33

36 Ya Gotta Know the Territory (continued) Jackson County Historical Society, Maquoketa, Iowa (special thanks to Bonnie Wells Mitchell) Jasper County Genealogical Society, Newton, Iowa (special thanks to Diana Wagner) Two National Championships, 20 State Titles (Des Moines Register, April 26-May 3, 1970) < < Galuska Compositions Available From C.L. Barnhouse: Atwood (March) Lazy Luke (Trombone Novelty) Leviathan (March) Making The Rounds (Characteristic March) Galuska Compositions Available From The Chatfield Free Music Lending Library: Jubilant (Overture) Harmoniana (Overture) John and Laura (Sidle) Galuska 34 The Iowa Bandmaster

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38 Decorah High School Wind Ensemble Premieres New Work by Elaine Menke The Decorah High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of James L. Fritz, presented a world premiere of a new work by composer, Samuel Hazo, during their February 24th concert. The world premiere culminates a four-year process to bring this exciting new work to publication. It all began about six years ago when we played the first Hazo band work that I had ever done, said Fritz. It was beautifully written, extremely creative, and has been a favorite of my students ever since. Fritz continued, I did more research on Mr. Hazo s compositions, their universal success and appeal, and knew I was interested in him as an exciting, new young composer. I approached him four years ago about commissioning a new, original work. He was so booked up with commissions that we needed to wait four years. Samuel Hazo has over 100 original compositions and arrangements for choral, orchestra and band. In 2003, Mr. Hazo became the first composer in history to be awarded the winner of both composition contests sponsored by the National Band Association. He has composed for the professional, university and public school levels in addition to writing original scores for television, radio and the stage. Mr. Hazo's works have been premiered and performed at the Music Educators National Conference, Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Convention, National Honor Band of America, National Band Association/TBA Convention, College Band Directors National Association Convention and also aired in full-length programs on National Public Radio. In 2004, Mr. Hazo's compositions were listed in a published national survey of the Top Twenty Compositions of All Time for wind band. The piece commissioned for the DHS Wind Ensemble is entitled: Enchanted Spaces. When I began the negotiations with Mr. Hazo, commented DHS Director Fritz, I told him that I wanted a piece that would reflect the special nature of the community of Decorah. I told him about the history, the culture, the natural beauty, and the quality of students with whom I ve had the pleasure to work. He took that idea and ran with it, said Fritz. He told me that Decorah must be an Enchanted Space, which is how he came up with the title. The DHS Wind Ensemble received the music in December 2011 in a manuscript form. The band had the opportunity to do an interactive two-way video conference with Mr. Hazo in early February. During that conference he explained the genesis of the piece, how he developed it, and what inspired him. The students were able to ask him many questions about his career as a composer, how ideas come to him, how long it took to write this piece (four months!), and so on. It was a great educational opportunity for the students, said Fritz. I think it gave them some real insight, not just into the piece itself but into the art and craft of music composition. Bringing new repertoire to the educational band world has been a passion of ours for many years, stated Fritz. We first had the opportunity to premiere a piece by Dr. Tony Guzman nearly 20 years ago. Over time we ve had works written for the Decorah Band Department by Dr. Juan Tony Guzman, Benedict Kirby, David Holsinger, Bruce Pearson, Pierre LaPlante, Rick Kirby, Daniel Kallman and now Samuel Hazo. Fritz continued, It not only expands the wealth of educational music for the concert band genre but it also gives Decorah band members a unique opportunity to premiere original works and work with the composer himself. It s a unique learning experience for our students. Fritz concluded, This premiere is really the culmination of 20 years of commissioning new works for the concert band. We d like to thank the Decorah Music Boosters for their support of this project. We re all very excited to present it to the community and the music education world. It ll be published soon and will spread the enchanted nature of Decorah world-wide. Decorah High School Wind Ensemble James L. Fritz, Conductor Prince of Decorah - Galop...P. G. Lowery/Galyen Te Deum from Tosca - Finale Act 1...Giacomo Puccini/de Meij Special guest - Matt Cody, baritone soloist Landscapes...Ben Kirby Written for DHS Wind Ensemble, premiered May 2004 Enchanted Spaces...Samuel Hazo WORLD PREMIERE!! Commissioned for the DHS Wind Ensemble 36 The Iowa Bandmaster

39 Tri-State Middle School Honor Band by Elaine Menke On Saturday, March 3, 2012, members of over 50 different school bands participated in the TRI-STATE MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR BAND. The festival was held in Decorah, Iowa and hosted by the Decorah High School Band Department. Two bands of 120 members each rehearsed during the day and presented a concert at 6:30 pm in the DHS Auditorium. The conductors for this event were Lane Powell from Harmony, Minnesota, and Dr. Juan Tony Guzman from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. Both directors have distinguished credentials in their work with school musicians. Schools from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa participate in this honor band festival. Other activities for the students and directors include a Mini-Concert and specific director sessions pertaining to Middle School band issues. Reading band music was provided by Kjos Music Publishers this year. The festival is supported by the Decorah Music Boosters and Kephart s Music Center, Inc. of Decorah. The Tri-State Middle School Honor Band was first organized in 1994 and was developed with the intent of providing middle school students a quality performance opportunity. It has been traditionally held the first Saturday in March of each year. Guest conductors for 2013 will be Steve Shanley, Cedar Rapids and Leon Kuehner, Hampton will be our 20th anniversary. To celebrate we have commissioned composer and conductor Rick Kirby from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, to write pieces for both bands. He will also serve as a guest conductor. The Iowa Bandmaster 37

40 IOWA BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION ENDOWMENT FUND Honoring the Legacy & Investing in the Future of Iowa Bands The Endowment Fund is a non-profit fund established to receive and administer funds through gifts, memorials, bequests, wills, estates, life insurance and other assets. Contributions come from any individual, corporation, organization or from any other source in cash or in other property acceptable to the Endowment Fund or the Iowa Bandmasters Association. The Purpose The mission of the Endowment Fund is to provide financial support, in perpetuity, to carry out the purposes of the Iowa Bandmasters Association as set forth in its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. What Does the Fund Provide Activities supported by the Endowment Fund include but are not limited to the following: Talented young people are recognized and encouraged to become band directors with support in the form of cash awards in the name of Major Landers. Contributions and investments in the memory of Robert W. Dean provide the funds to promote concert bands and chamber music through quality educational opportunities at the annual state conference. Gifts in the form of memorials honor and create a permanent record of the legacy laid down by directors. Conference clinics are promoted that bring to life the legacy left us by past directors. Recognition is given those individuals, groups, businesses, or organizations in whose names contributions are made. The contribution of past-presidents has been documented through DVD recorded interviews as part of the Past- Presidents Video Archives. Recordings made of contest literature recommended to Iowa directors by the Iowa High School Music Association have received financial support from the Endowment Fund. Gifting To the Fund IBA members and friends of IBA can make a variety of gifts through the Endowment Fund. The method selected depends upon each donor s motivation, financial circumstances and tax position. Common Ways of Contributing Gifts of cash. Securities given in lieu of cash. Real Estate. Wills, bequests or contributions from estates made to the Iowa Bandmasters Association Endowment Fund. (For estate planning purposes the correct legal name of the foundation is: The Iowa Bandmasters Association Endowment Fund.) Memorial gifts that perpetuate a member s name. Life insurance dedicated in part or whole to the Endowment Fund. If You Would Like To Contribute Gifting to the Endowment Fund can be as easy as writing a check or, as in the case of securities or real estate, can be a way of gifting and receiving an income tax deduction that avoids capital gains. A common simple way of gifting may be through a bequest. A bequest is a gift of money, property or a portion of your estate provided through your will. Bequests are made in different ways. If you decide to make a bequest it is necessary to decide which form of bequest works best for you. Common forms of bequests include: A specific bequest specifies an exact asset or dollar amount from your estate. A residual bequest directs all or a percentage of that part of your estate that is left after other terms of your will are completed, to the Endowment Fund. A percentage bequest is stated as a percentage of your estate. Your intention is guaranteed regardless whether your estate increases or decreases over time. A contingent bequest names the Endowment Fund as a second or alternate recipient in the event the intended recipient is unavailable. To include the Endowment Fund in your estate and make the most of your estate planning, it is recommended that you consult with your attorney when writing or updating your will. Whatever the donation, a gift in any amount or method is appreciated. Contributions made through the fund are tax deductible and become part of the investments held by the Endowment Fund. Questions regarding the Endowment Fund should be directed to members of the IBA Endowment Fund Committee. Contributions should be sent to the Endowment Chair (currently Gene Gross) or the Endowment Treasurer (currently Doug Herbon). 38 The Iowa Bandmaster

41 Endowment Fund Committee Membership for Cheryl Crandell (NW), John Aboud (NC), Doug Herbon (NE), Dr. Myron Welch (SE), Gene Gross (SC), and Chuck Teutsch (SW). If making a contribution to the Endowment Fund, please include the following information. Name: Address: City, State, Zip: Telephone: # Form of contribution: cash stock/bond/mutual fund my will a trust arrangement an insurance policy bequest other Intended purpose, if any (Memoriam, Major Landers scholarships, Robert W. Dean, etc.): I have a question. Please call me. The best time to call: A.M./P.M. The Iowa Bandmaster 39

42 The University of Iowa Double Reed Clinics On Saturday, April 28 at 9 A.M. 12 young bassoonists and six oboists came to The University of Iowa School of Music for their Double Reed Clinics and Competition. The event was hosted by professors Benjamin Coelho, bassoon, and Andrew Parker, oboe, along with their undergraduate and graduate students. The students participated in workshops on reed making, as well as master classes in performance and improvising, warm-up exercises and instrument maintenance. They also rehearsed and performed together in double reed ensembles. All participants spent the day networking with other double reed players and having a lot of fun. There was even a special free clinic just for elementary to high school band directors about starting and nurturing double reed players in their band programs. In addition to the workshops, high school students participated in a competition for cash prizes, adjudicated by Steve Stickney, band director from Linn-Mar High School, Lisa Lang, band director from Independence Elementary School, and by UI graduate students Stephanie Patterson, bassoon and Meghan Kimball, oboe. The winners received cash prizes from $50 to $100. This year s winners were: Oboe: 1st prize, Brian Moose from Pleasant Valley High School (Bettendorf, IA); 2nd prize, David Frey from Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School (Cedar Rapids, IA); 3rd prize, Andrew Bainter from Orion High School (Cool Valley, IL); and Honorable Mentions to Anna Ausman from Linn-Mar High School (Marion, IA) and Chetti Milavetz from West High School (Iowa City, IA). Bassoon: 1st prize, Keegan Hockett from Valley High School (West Des Moines, IA); 2nd prize, Meredith Marturello from Valley High School (West Des Moines, IA); 3rd prize, Claire Breitenstein from Decorah High School (Decorah, IA) and Honorable Mention to Gabrielle Hartman, Central Middle School (Muscatine, IA). There were also instrument and accessory exhibits presented by West Music, Miller Marketing Company (Pennsylvania) and Carlos Oboe (Indiana). They demonstrated a variety of instruments, music, reed-making tools and materials as well as countless accessories for the double-reeders. For the grand finale at the final concert, participants and their families enjoyed performances by Professors Parker and Coelho, as well as University of Iowa graduate students, the winners of the competitions and the double reed ensemble featuring every participant in the day's events. The next UI Double Reed Clinics and Competition has already been planned for Saturday, November 10, Double reed players and band directors are invited to mark their calendars and stay tuned for more information and/or contact Professor Benjamin Coelho at 40 The Iowa Bandmaster

43 Festival Results Edited by Denise Graettinger State Large Group Contest May 4-5, 2012 Overall School Class Ens # Rating Adair Casey 1A 1 II Akron-Westfield 1A 1 II Bedford 1A 1 II Belle Plaine 1A 1 I Belmond-Klemme 1A 1 II B-G-M, Brooklyn 1A 1 III Bishop Garrigan, Algona 1A 1 I Boyden-Hull 1A 1 II Boyer Valley, Dunlap 1A 1 CO Cal, Latimer 1A 1 I Calamus-Wheatland 1A 1 II Central City 1A 1 II Central, Elkader 1A 1 II Central, Elkader 1A 1 II Charter Oak-Ute 1A 1 II Clarksville 1A 1 II Clarksville 1A 1 II Collins-Maxwell 1A 1 II Colo-Nesco 1A 1 II Corning 1A 1 II C-W-L, Corwith 1A 1 SC Don Bosco, Gilbertville 1A 1 II Dunkerton 1A 1 II Dunkerton 1A 1 II Earlham 1A 1 I East Buchanan, Winthrop 1A 1 SC East Buchanan, Winthrop 1A 1 SC East Mills 1A 1 II English Valleys, North English 1A 1 I Essex 1A 1 III Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton 1A 1 I Fremont-Mills, Tabor 1A 1 I George-Little Rock 1A 1 SC Graettinger/Terril 1A 1 I Grandview Park Baptist 1A 1 I Griswold 1A 1 II Grundy Center 1A 1 I Guthrie Center 1A 1 II Harris-Lake Park 1A 1 SC H-L-V, Victor 1A 1 III Kee, Lansing 1A 1 III Kee, Lansing 1A 1 III Kingsley-Pierson 1A 1 SC Lamoni 1A 1 II Laurens-Marathon 1A 1 II Lenox 1A 1 I Lisbon 1A 1 I Madrid 1A 1 III Marcus Meriden Cleghorn 1A 1 I Martensdale St Marys 1A 1 II Midland, Wyoming 1A 1 II Moravia 1A 1 I Moulton-Udell 1A 1 I Mount Ayr 1A 1 II Murray 1A 1 III New London 1A 1 III Newell-Fonda 1A 1 SC Newman Catholic, Mason City 1A 1 I Nishnabotna 1A 1 I North Butler, Greene 1A 1 II North Butler, Greene 1A 1 II North Iowa, Buffalo Center 1A 1 II North Tama, Traer 1A 1 II Northern University High School, Cedar Falls 1A 1 I Northern University High School, Cedar Falls 1A 1 I Northwood-Kensett 1A 1 II Postville 1A 1 I Postville 1A 1 I Prince of Peace Prep, Clinton 1A 1 III Remsen-Union 1A 1 II River Valley, Correctionville 1A 1 II Riverside, Oakland 1A 1 II Rockford 1A 1 I Sidney 1A 1 I Sigourney 1A 1 II Southeast Webster, Burnside 1A 1 II Springville 1A 1 II St Marys, Remsen 1A 1 I Stanton 1A 1 II Tripoli 1A 1 II Tripoli 1A 1 II Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction 1A 1 I Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction 1A 1 I Valley, Elgin 1A 1 I Valley, Elgin 1A 1 I Van Meter 1A 1 II Ventura 1A 1 I Villisca 1A 1 II WACO, Wayland 1A 1 I Wayne, Corydon 1A 1 I West Bend-Mallard 1A 1 II West Central, Maynard 1A 1 I West Central, Maynard 1A 1 I Winfield-Mt Union 1A 1 Woodbine 1A 1 I Woodbury Central, Moville 1A 1 I AGWSR, Ackley 2A 1 II Albia 2A 1 II Alburnett 2A 1 III Alta Aurelia 2A 1 I Aplington-Parkersburg 2A 1 I Audubon 2A 1 I Camanche 2A 1 II Cardinal, Eldon 2A 1 II Cascade, Western Dubuque 2A 1 II Cascade, Western Dubuque 2A 1 II Central Decatur, Leon 2A 1 II Central Lee, Donnellson 2A 1 III t continued on page 42 The Iowa Bandmaster 41

44 Festival Results continued from page 41 u Central Springs 2A 1 II Central Springs 2A 1 II Cherokee, Washington 2A 1 II Clarinda 2A 1 I Clarion-Goldfield 2A 1 II Clarke, Osceola 2A 1 I Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg 2A 1 II Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg 2A 1 II Colfax-Mingo 2A 1 III Columbus, Columbus Junction 2A 1 II Davis County, Bloomfield 2A 1 I Denver 2A 1 I Denver 2A 1 I Des Moines Christian 2A 1 II Dike-New Hartford 2A 1 II Durant 2A 1 II Eagle Grove 2A 1 IV East Marshall, LeGrand 2A 1 III East Sac County 2A 1 I Eddyville-Blakesburg 2A 1 I Emmetsburg 2A 1 II Garner-Hayfield 2A 1 I Gilbert 2A 1 II Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 2A 1 I Highland, Riverside 2A 1 II Hinton 2A 1 II Hudson 2A 1 I IKM-Manning 2A 1 I Iowa Valley, Marengo 2A 1 II Jesup 2A 1 I Jesup 2A 1 I Lake Mills 2A 1 I Logan-Magnolia 2A 1 II Louisa-Muscatine 2A 1 II Manson Northwest Webster 2A 1 II Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 2A 1 SC Mediapolis 2A 1 II MFL MarMac 2A 1 II MFL MarMac 2A 1 II Mid-Prairie, Wellman 2A 1 I Nashua-Plainfield 2A 1 II Nashua-Plainfield 2A 1 II Nodaway Valley 2A 1 II North Cedar, Stanwood 2A 1 I North Fayette, West Union 2A 1 I North Fayette, West Union 2A 1 I Northeast, Goose Lake 2A 1 II North-Linn, Troy Mills 2A 1 I OA-BCIG 2A 1 II Ogden 2A 1 II Okoboji, Milford 2A 1 I Osage 2A 1 I Osage 2A 1 I Panorama, Panora 2A 1 CO PCM, Monroe 2A 1 I Pekin 2A 1 III Pocahontas Pomeroy Palmer 2A 1 II Ridge View 2A 1 I Rock Valley 2A 1 II Roland-Story, Story City 2A 1 I Saint Ansgar 2A 1 CO Saint Ansgar 2A 1 CO Saint Edmond, Fort Dodge 2A 1 II Sheldon 2A 1 I Shenandoah 2A 1 III Sibley-Ocheyedan 2A 1 I Sioux Center 2A 1 II Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 2A 1 II South Central Calhoun 2A 1 I South Hamilton, Jewell 2A 1 I South Hardin 2A 1 III South OBrien Paullina 2A 1 II South Winneshiek, Calmar 2A 1 II South Winneshiek, Calmar 2A 1 II Starmont 2A 1 II Starmont 2A 1 II Sumner-Fredericksburg 2A 1 I Sumner-Fredericksburg 2A 1 I Tipton 2A 1 I Treynor 2A 1 II Tri-Center, Neola 2A 1 II Underwood 2A 1 I Wapello 2A 1 II West Branch 2A 1 I West Burlington 2A 1 II West Central Valley, Stuart 2A 1 IV West Fork 2A 1 III West Hancock, Britt 2A 1 II West Liberty 2A 1 II West Marshall, State Center 2A 1 I West Monona, Onawa 2A 1 II Westwood, Sloan 2A 1 II Wilton 2A 1 I A-D-M, Adel 3A 1 I Algona 3A 1 I Anamosa 3A 1 III Assumption, Davenport 3A 1 I Atlantic 3A 1 I Ballard 3A 1 I Benton, Van Horne 3A 1 II Bishop Heelan Catholic, Sioux City 3A 1 II Bondurant-Farrar 3A 1 II Boone 3A 1 I Carlisle 3A 1 II Carroll 3A 1 II Center Point-Urbana 3A 1 II Centerville 3A 1 I Central Clinton, DeWitt 3A 1 II Chariton 3A 1 II Charles City 3A 1 I Clear Creek-Amana 3A 1 I Clear Lake 3A 1 II Creston 3A 1 I Crestwood, Cresco 3A 1 I Dallas Center-Grimes 3A 1 II Decorah 3A 1 I Decorah 3A 2 I Denison-Schleswig 3A 1 II Epworth, Western Dubuque 3A 1 II 42 The Iowa Bandmaster

45 Fairfield 3A 1 I Forest City 3A 1 I Fort Madison 3A 1 I Glenwood 3A 1 I Grinnell 3A 1 I Hampton-Dumont 3A 1 II Hampton-Dumont 3A 2 I Harlan 3A 1 I Humboldt 3A 1 I Independence 3A 1 I Iowa Falls-Alden 3A 1 III Jefferson-Scranton 3A 1 I Keokuk 3A 1 I LeMars 3A 1 I Maquoketa 3A 1 II Marion 3A 1 II MOC-Floyd Valley 3A 1 II MOC-Floyd Valley 3A 2 I Mount Vernon 3A 1 I Nevada 3A 1 II New Hampton 3A 1 II North Polk, Alleman 3A 1 III Norwalk 3A 1 I Norwalk 3A 2 I Oelwein 3A 1 II Oskaloosa 3A 1 I Perry 3A 1 II Red Oak 3A 1 II Saydel 3A 1 I Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3A 1 II Solon 3A 1 II South Tama County, Tama 3A 1 I Spencer 3A 1 SC Spirit Lake 3A 1 II Storm Lake 3A 1 SC Union, LaPorte City 3A 1 I Vinton-Shellsburg 3A 1 I Waukon 3A 1 I Waverly-Shell Rock 3A 1 I Waverly-Shell Rock 3A 2 I Webster City 3A 1 II West Delaware, Manchester 3A 1 I Williamsburg 3A 1 I Winterset 3A 1 II Winterset 3A 2 I Ankeny 4A 1 I Ankeny 4A 2 I Bettendorf 4A 1 I Bettendorf 4A 2 II Burlington 4A 1 II Burlington 4A 2 I Cedar Falls 4A 1 I Cedar Falls 4A 2 I Cedar Rapids, Jefferson 4A 1 II Cedar Rapids, Jefferson 4A 2 II Cedar Rapids, Jefferson 4A 3 II Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 4A 1 I Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 4A 2 I Cedar Rapids, Washington 4A 1 II Cedar Rapids, Washington 4A 2 I Clinton 4A 1 I Clinton 4A 2 III Council Bluffs, A Lincoln 4A 1 I Council Bluffs, T Jefferson 4A 1 II Davenport, Central 4A 1 I Davenport, Central 4A 2 II Davenport, Central 4A 3 I Davenport, North 4A 1 I Davenport, West 4A 1 II Davenport, West 4A 2 I Des Moines, East 4A 1 II Des Moines, Lincoln 4A 1 II Des Moines, North 4A 1 II Des Moines, Roosevelt 4A 1 II Des Moines, Roosevelt 4A 2 I Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 4A 1 II Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 4A 2 I Fort Dodge 4A 1 I Fort Dodge 4A 2 II Indianola 4A 1 II Indianola 4A 2 III Iowa City, City High 4A 1 II Iowa City, City High 4A 2 I Iowa City, City High 4A 3 II Johnston 4A 1 I Johnston 4A 2 I Lewis Central 4A 1 CO Lewis Central 4A 2 II Linn-Mar, Marion 4A 1 II Linn-Mar, Marion 4A 2 II Linn-Mar, Marion 4A 3 II Linn-Mar, Marion 4A 4 I Marshalltown 4A 1 II Marshalltown 4A 2 SC Mason City 4A 1 II Mason City 4A 2 I Muscatine 4A 1 II Newton 4A 1 II Newton 4A 2 I North Scott, Eldridge 4A 1 I North Scott, Eldridge 4A 2 II Ottumwa 4A 1 SC Pleasant Valley 4A 1 I Pleasant Valley 4A 2 I Pleasant Valley 4A 3 II Pleasant Valley 4A 4 II Prairie, Cedar Rapids 4A 1 II Prairie, Cedar Rapids 4A 2 I Prairie, Cedar Rapids 4A 3 I Southeast Polk 4A 1 I Urbandale 4A 1 II Urbandale 4A 2 I Valley, West Des Moines 4A 1 I Valley, West Des Moines 4A 2 I Valley, West Des Moines 4A 3 SC Waterloo, East 4A 1 II Waterloo, West 4A 1 I Waterloo, West 4A 2 I Waukee 4A 1 I Waukee 4A 2 II Waukee 4A 3 I Xavier, Cedar Rapids 4A 1 II The Iowa Bandmaster 43

46 State Large Group Répertoire CLASS 1A Exira-EHK Crystal Fisher, director On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss...David Holsinger Toccata for Band...Frank Erickson This is the band s first division 1 since they began whole grade sharing. Fremont-Mills Susan Saker, director Into The Clouds...Richard Saucedo The Battle Pavane..arr. by Bob Margolis Anthem For Winds And Percussion...Claude T. Smith This is the band s 4th consecutive division 1. Lenox Community Schools Courtney Sommer, director Yellow Mountains...Jacob dehaan Celtic Ritual...John Higgins This is the band s 3rd consecutive division I. Lisbon Community Roger DeYoung, director A Festival Prelude...Alfred Reed, arr. James Curnow In the Forest of the King...Pierre LaPlante This is the band s 12th consecutive division I. Moravia Community School Lise Nelson, director Acclamations...Ed Huckeby Aeolian Winds...John F. Edmunds A Galop To End All Galops...Warren Barker This is the band s 7th division I in 8 years. Moulton-Udell Daniel Vanderlinden, director A Childhood Hymn...David Holsinger Aventura...James Swearingen This is the band s first division I. Newman Catholic High School Jared Barnes, director Religioso...Vaclav Nelhybel Emperata Overture...Claude T. Smith This is the band s 5th consecutive division I. Valley Community School District Susan Brackett, director Nevermore...Brian Balmages Rhythm Machine...Timothy Broege This is the band s 2nd consecutive division I. WACO Community Schools Thomas McNamar, director Sea Songs...Ralph Vaughn Williams Balladair...Frank Erickson Ritual Dances...Elliot Del Borgo This is the band s 8th division I in 10 years. Woodbine Community School Andrea King, director Big Four March...Karl King arr. Swearingen Ye Banks and Braes O Bonnie Doon...Percy A. Grainger Little Suite for Band...Clare Grundman This is the band s 4th consecutive division I. CLASS 2A Alta-Aurelia Ryan Meyer, director Under the Double Eagle March...J.F.Wagner/arr. Glover As Summer Was Just Beginning...Larry Daehn And the Angels Called...James Swearingen This is the band s 3rd consecutive division I. Aplington-Parkersburg Thom Mahler, director Tocatta for Band...Erickson Broadmoor Fantasie...Tatgenhorst This is the band s 4th consecutive division I. Clarke Brad Lampe, director Seis Manuel...Shelley Hanson Prospect...Pierre LaPlante Time Streams...Andrew Boysen This is the band s 20th division I in 24 years. Davis County Linda McConnell, director Havendance...David R. Holsinger Trombone King...John P. Paynter East Sac County Brian Mahler, director Yorkshire Ballad...James Barnes Kentucky Clare Grundman This is the band s first no 2nd consecutive division I. Eddyville Blakesburg Joe Overton, director Southern Hymn...Samuel R. Hazo River of Life...Steven Reineke Three Celtic Dances...Brian Balmages This is the band s 18th consecutive division I. Hudson Brad Jensen, director I Am...Andrew Boysen, Jr. Sun Dance...Frank Ticheli This is the band s 8th division I in 10 years. Mid-Prairie High School David Kunz, director Overture for Winds...Charles Carter On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss...David R. Holsinger Amparito Roca...Jaime Texidor This is the band s 12th division I in 13 years. North Fayette Ted Schacherer, director Midway March...John Williams arr Moss Celtic Ritual...John Higgins This is the band s 23rd consecutive division I. North Linn CSD Jeff Schmitt, director The Invincible Eagle...John Philip Sousa arr. Bocook In the Forest of the King...Pierre La Plante This is the band s 5th consecutive division I. PCM High School Ben Varner, director Encanto...Robert W. Smith Air for Band...Frank Erickson This is the band s 4th division I in 6 years. 44 The Iowa Bandmaster

47 Ridge View Joe Vannatta, director A Basque Lullaby...Dan Forrest Flight Of The Griffen...Brain Balmages This is the band s 5th consecutive division I. Roland-Story Kevin Masemann, director Exaltation...James Swearingen Inspiration...Jan de Haan Sibley-Ocheyedan High School Peter Carlson, director Windsprints...Saucedo October...Whitacre The Purple Carnival...Alford/Ed. Erickson This is the band s 9th consecutive division I. South Central Calhoun Tom Plummer, director March from Holst Suite in F Major...G. Holst Encanto...R. W. Smith This is the band s 18th consecutive division I. CLASS 3A Ballard High School Scott Keese, director Incidental Suite (I & II)...Claude T. Smith Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo...Malcom Arnold/ Paynter This is the band s 25th consecutive division I. Charles City Jacob Gassman, director A Basque Lullaby...Dan Forrest The Gathering of the Ranks at Hebron...David Holsinger Creston Michael Peters, director Blue and Green Music...Samuel R. Hazo The Gathering of the Ranks at Hebron...David Holsinger This is the band s 19th division I in 23 years. Decorah Jim Fritz, director Wind Ensemble Spoon River...P.A. Grainger/ Carson & Naylor Symphonic Dance #3 Fiesta...Clifton Williams This is the band s 25th division I in 26 years. Decorah Matt Cody, director Symphonic Band Cenotaph...Jack Stamp Variations on a Korean Folk Song...John Barnes Chance Grinnell-Newburg Levi Dressler, director Chorale and Shaker Dance...John Zdechlik The Chimes of Liberty...Edwin Goldman This is the band s 23rd consecutive division I. Hampton-Dumont Chris Sauke, director Hampton-Dumont 11/12 Courtly Airs and Dances...Ron Nelson The Glory of the Yankee Navy...Sousa/Fennell Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools Jason Dobbs, director Symphonic Band The American Stride...H.A. VanerCook Elements (Petite Symphony)...Brian Balmages Jefferson-Scranton Becky Greiner, director Arsenal...Jan Van Der Roost Fortress...Frank Ticheli Le Mars Community High School Curt Ohrlund, director Incantation and Dance...John Barnes Chance Yorkshire Ballad...James Barnes Danse Bohemien...Randall D. Standridge This is the band s 35th consecutive division I. Norwalk Nick Menke & Ken Huen, director 9/10 Sound Innovations Fanfare...Robert Sheldon As Summer Was Just Beginning...Larry Daehn Havendance...David Holsinge This is the band s 3rd division I in 4 years. Saydel CSD Jennifer Williams, director With Quiet Courage...Larry Daehn Not Afraid to Dream...Brian Balmages This is the band s 2nd consecutive division I. South Tama County Mike Carnahan, director Loch Lomond...arr. Frank Ticheli Undertow...John Mackey This is the band s first division I in 15 years. West Delaware Mark Philgreen, director Festivo...Vaclav Nelhybel Saturn: The Ringed Planet...Rob Romeyn This is the band s 7th consecutive division I. Williamsburg Community Schools Adam Hoffmann, director Fanfare for the Third Planet...Richard Saucedo A Slavic Farewell...Vasilij Agapkin Elements...Brian Balmages This is the band s 8th consecutive division I. CLASS 4A Ankeny Darin Haack, director Band Carmina Burana...Carl Orff Ankeny Joel Poppen, director 10th Band Yorkshire Ballad...James Barnes American Riverongs...Pierre LaPlante Bettendorf Mike Dynes, director Wind Ensemble Serenade...Derek Bourgeois t continued on page 46 The Iowa Bandmaster 45

48 Cloudburst...Eric Whitacre Sevens...Samuel Hazo This is the band s 9th consecutive division I. Cedar Falls Gerald Ramsey, director Wind Symphony Armenian Dances (Part I)...Alfred Reed This is the band s 21st consecutive division I. Cedar Falls Kyle Engelhardt, director Symphonic Band Ignition...Todd Stalter Night Dances...Bruce Yurko This is the band s 7th consecutive division I. College Community Schools Prairie HS Craig Aune, director Wind Symphony II. Homage to Perotin, from Medieval Suite...Ron Nelson A Coventry Variant...Greg Sanders This is the band s 25th division I in 26 years. College Community Schools Prairie HS Deron Jimmerson, director Symphonic Band Passages...Michael Sweeney Flight of Valor...James Swearingen This is the band s 4th division I in 5 years. Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln Mark Mendell, director Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo...Malcolm Arnold The Alcotts...Charles Ives Brighton Beach...William Latham This is the band s 13th consecutive division I. Davenport North High School James McCartney/Kathy McMillen, directors Variations on an African Hymnsong...Quincy Hilliard Fortress Variations...Tim Waters Fort Dodge Senior High Curtiss D. Klein, director Wind Ensemble Arsenal...Jan Van Der Roost Elements...Brian Balmages This is the band s 15th division I in 17 years. Linn-Mar High School Steve Stickney, director Wind Ensemble Postcard...Frank Tichelli Music For A Festival...Philip Sparke Mason City Russ Kramer, director Symphonic Band Symphony No. 6, mvt. I...Vincent Persichetti Danzon No. 2...Arturo Marquez/ Oliver Nickel Newton High School Dan Stecker, director Wind Ensemble Emperata Overture...Claude T. Smith Spitfire...Gary Gilroy North Scott Bill Kessinger, director Symphonic Band Tribute...Barnes Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew...Curnow Urbandale Community School District Myron Peterson, director Wind Ensemble Gavorkna Fanfare...Jack Stamp Vigils Keep...Julie Giroux This is the band s 20th division I in 21 years. Waterloo Burton Hable, director Wind Symphony Gloriosa...Yasuhide Ito This is the band s 24th consecutive division I. Waterloo Community Schools Danny Kleinheinz, director Symphonic Band Nicaea...traditional, arr. William Himes Kentucky Clare Grundman This is the band s 6th division I in 28 years. 46 The Iowa Bandmaster

49 NWIBA Bishop Heelan High School May 2, 2012 Michael Prichard, Director Declaration Overture...Claude T. Smith Brighton Beach...William Latham The Seal Lullaby...Eric Whitacre Bunker Hill...Karl King As All The Heavens Were A Bell...Jay Bocook MOC-Floyd Valley Middle School March 20, 2012 Dan Mangold, Director 6th Grade Band Let Evening Come...Robert Sheldon Tribute and Triumph...David Shaffer 7th-8th Grade Band On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss...David Holsinger Chesford Portrait...James Swearingen MOC-Floyd Valley Middle School May 22, 2012 Dan Mangold, Director 6th Grade Marching Band Get the Spirit...Ken Harris 7th-8th Grade Marching Band El Gato Caliente...Victor Lopez Sergeant Bluff-Luton 5-12 Spring Band Concert May 15, 2012 Dennis Eggerling, Taurice Lounsbury & Lesta Miltenberger, Directors 5th Band Infinity...James Curnow Amazing Grace...Paul Lavendar 6th Band Crossett Brook...Rob Grice Above and Beyond...James Swearingen 7th/8th Band St. Petersburg March...Johnnie Vinson Joyance...James Swearingen High School Band Sine Nomine...arr. Cacavas Earth Dance...Michael Sweeney Stairway to Heaven...arr. Phillippe District News Edited by Elaine Menke Middle School Jazz Band Mood Indigo...arr. Gassi Reboot...Vince Gassi High School Jazz Band Land of Make Believe...arr. Lopez Hit the Bricks...Gordon Goodwin Combined Bands Slow Ride...arr. Burke Storm Lake Middle School 7/8 Spring Concert May 8, 2012 Holli Safley, Director 7th and 8th Grade Band Shackelford Banks...Jay Bocook Selections from Harry Potter...arr. Story Jump Start...Steve Hodges Middle School Jazz Band Birdland...arr. Sweeney The Pink Panther...arr. Murtha Soul Man...arr. Murtha West Monona Community School HS Spring Concert May 14, 2012 Laura Hartman, Director High School Band Star-Spangled Banner...Smith/ Stamp Of Castles and Dreams...Jim Mahaffey Three Ayres from Gloucester...Stuart Jazz Band Eli s Coming...Nyro/ Sweeney In the Mood...Garland/ Lavender West Monona Community School MS Spring Concert May 15, 2012 Laura Hartman, Director MS Combined Band Corinthium...Michael Sweeney Down by the Salley Gardens...arr. Sweeney The Second Storm...Robert W. Smith SWIBA Exira-EHK High School May 1, 2012 Crystal Fisher, Director 9-12 Proud Heritage...William Latham Slavonic Folk Suite...Alfred Reed On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss...David Holsinger Toccata for Band...Frank Erickson IKM-Manning April 27, 2012 Don Struve, Director HS Salvation Is Created...arr. Houseknecht The Witch And The Saint...Reineke/Conaway Bonds of Unity...King/Swearingen Red Oak Middle School Spring Concert May 7, th Grade John Hewett & Brian Gartner, Directors Tygh Ridge March...Steve Hodges African Adventure...Robert Sheldon Distant Horizons...Michael Sweeney Cool Blues...Michael Sweeney 7th/8th Grade John Hewett, Director Temecula Valley Fanfare...Saucedo Ghost in the Attic...Rob Grice Aeoleon Fantasy...Guy Gauthreux SrA Gary Steinberg, USAF Heartland of America Band, Marimba Soloist Concerto in Bb for Marimba, Xylophone & Band...Handel/Yeago SrA Gary Steinberg, USAF Heartland of America Band, Marimba Soloist Ethan Hewett, 8th Grade Percussionist, Xylophone Soloist New Forest March...Johnnie Vinson NCIBA Karl L. King Municipal Band Jerrold P. Jimmerson, Conductor Dr. David Klee, Assistant Conductor Paul Bloomquist, Announcer February 19, 2012 Karl L. King Birthday Concert Garland Entrée...King Royal Hussars...King Princess Of India...King Wild Rose...King Salute to the Sultan...Carl Lawrence Spirit of Springtime...King Howdy Pap...English & King Dr. David Klee, Director The Iowa Bandmaster 47

50 A Night In June...King Themes Like Old Times...arr. Barker Homestretch...King Barnum and Bailey s Favorite...King The Star Spangled Banner..Smith & Key March 18, 2012 Hands Across The Sea...John Philip Sousa The Irish Brigade...John W. Casto Strains From Erin...Lucien Cailliet Irish Tune from County Derry...Grainger Irish Trio...arr. Shanley Frank...arr. Shanley IN STERIO Shivhan Dohse and Erica Peel, flutes Monahan Post...Karl L. King When Irish Eyes Are Smiling...arr. Schive My Wild Irish Rose...arr. Schive Shari Netz, Song Leader Dr. David Klee, Director Eire...Melanie Donahue The Irish Washerwoman...Anderson MacNamara s Band...arr. Schive Bon Voyage...Karl L. King The Star Spangled Banner..Smith & Key April 15, 2012 Sells-Floto Triumphal...King Entry March of the Boyares...Halvorsen/Barnes Jolly Robbers...von Suppe/Laurendeau Easter Monday on the White House Lawn...John Philip Sousa The Home Town Boy...King Highlights from West Side Story...Bernstein/Ingram Dr. David Klee, Director Procession of the Sardar...Ippolitov-Ivanov/Eymann Ragged Rozey...King The Whippet Race...King The Chimes of Liberty...Goldman/Schissel The Star-Spangled Banner...Smith & Key Mason City High School Bands Spring Concert North Iowa Community Auditorium May 13, 2012 Mike McEniry, Conductor The Star Spangled Banner...Key Smith With Trumpets and Drums...Alfred Reed Themes from An Original Suite (I, III)...Jacob/Curnow Blackwater...Fergal Carroll The Orange Bowl March...Fillmore/Foster Unraveling...Andrew Boysen, Jr. Symphonic Band Russ Kramer, Conductor Ritual...Joseph Turrin Symphony No. 6 for Band (II...Vincent Persichetti Rhapsody in Blue...Grofé/ed. Hunsberger Danzón No. 2...Márquez/trans. Nickel SCIBA Ames High School Spring Concert May 3, 2012 Percussion Ensemble Chris Ewan, Director Escape From Pirate Cove...Kane Wop Upside The Head...Chris Brooks Freshman Band Andrew Buttermore, Director Three Moon...Ralph Hultgren Paper Cut...Alex Shapiro Cajun Folk Song...Franke Ticheli Andrew Buttermore, Director Emperata Overture...Claude T. Smith Adventure Tale of Professor Alex...Daisuke Shimizu Symphonic Band Chris Ewan, Director Slava!...Bernstein/ Grundman San Antonio Dances...Frank Ticheli Incantation and Dance...Chance Ames Middle School May 8, 2012 Sixth Grade Band Peter Thompson, Director Atlantic Crossing...Alan Lee Silva Ye Banks and Braes O Bonnie Doon...arr. Sweeney Spy Games...Ford/Thompson Seventh Grade Band Deb Fritcher, Director Dance of the Harlequins...Larry Clark The Seal Lullaby...Eric Whitacre Selections from UP...Giacchino/Brown Eighth Grade Band Ron Ferneau, Director Sound Innovations Fanfare...Sheldon Fandango...Stover/Clark Disney at the Movies...arr. Higgins Ames Elementary May 1, 2012 Edwards, Mitchell & Sawyer Combined Bands Tascha Hauber & Paul Tallman, Directors May 3, 2012 Fellows and Meeker Combined Bands Paul Tallman, Director Bugler s Dream...Arnaud/Lavender Dragon Slayer...Rob Grice Two Bridges March...Mark Williams Star Wars (Main Theme)...Williams/Strommen Carlisle High School March 12, 2012 Conner Tipping, Director Symphonic Band Flourish for Wind Band...Ralph Vaughan Williams Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie...Arbeau/Margolis Tricycle...Andrew Boysen Yorkshire Ballad...James Barnes Space and Beyond...arr. Moss Carlisle High School May 17, 2012 Conner Tipping, Director Symphonic Band Three Ayres from Gloucester...Stuart Adagio from Violin Sonata No. 5...Corelli/Decamp Sweet Like That...Theofanidis Iowa Band Law...Karl King Moulton-Udell May 17, 2012 Daniel Vanderlinden, Director 7-12 Music From Wicked...arr. Sweeney Music For a Darkened Theatre...arr. Brown Pirates of the Caribbean...arr. Ricketts North Polk Elementary Spring Music Concert May 8, 2012 Elaine Menke, Director 6th Honor Band Dr. ROCKenstein...arr. Hodges 5th Grade Band Pegasus...William Owens Lyric Prelude...James Curnow Battle of the Samurai...Timothy Loest 6th Grade Band Carpathia...William Owens Of Gentle Spirit...William Owens Incantation and Ritual...Brian Balmages 5th Honor Ensemble Nottingham Castle...Larry Daehn 48 The Iowa Bandmaster

51 North Polk High School Spring Music Concert May 14, 2012 Melanie Spohnheimer, Director Toccata for Band...Frank Erikson Summer Dances...Brian Balmages Alleluia...Travis J. Cross Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings Gandalf...Johan de Meij Rolling Thunder...Fillmore/Glover North Polk Middle School Spring Music Concert May 21, 2012 Samantha Beeman, Director 7th Grade Band Knights of Destiny...Michael Sweeney Tu Ungane...Scott Watson Chesapeake Overture...John O Reilly 8th Grade Band Beyond the Seven Hills...Sweeney Sundance...Carl Strommen A+: A Precise Prelude and an Excellent March...Thomas Duffy Bumble Bones...Mike Hannickel Norwalk Middle School Spring Instrumental Concert Jeff Heltman, Ken Huen & Nick Menke, Directors Carrie Krupke, Band Lessons 8th Grade B Day Band Cambridge Intrada...Philip Sparke 6th Grade 8th Hour Band Celebration Overture...Swearingen Üsküdar...arr. Smith Ring of Honor...Eric Osterling 6th Grade 9th Hour Band Starscapes (II, III)...Brian Balmages Night Star...Steve Hodges America, Land of Liberty...arr. Hodges May River March...John Edmondson 7th Grade Band Tailspin!...Rob Romeyn Voyages on a Rowing Song (I, II)...William Himes The Headless Horseman...Broege Hosts of Freedom...King, ed. Paynter 8th Grade Band Nathan Hale Triology (I)...Curnow Normandy Beach...John Edmundson Return of the Dawn Treader...Meyer North Bay Vistas...Robert W. Smith Pella Community High School April 16, 2012 Freshman Percussion Ensemble Steve McCombs, Director Mosaics For Percussion...Del Borgo Ben Thompson, Director Gaelic Rhapsody...Elliot Del Borgo Were You There...arr. Allen Mambo Perro Loco...Julie Giroux Marimba Quintet Steve McCombs, Director Black and White Rag...Botsford/McLeod Sophomore Percussion Ensemble Steve McCombs, Director Bound for Marakesh...Chris Brooks Symphonic Band Jason Pentico, Director Symphonic Dance No. 3...Williams Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song...Hazo Midnight on Main Street...Balmages Roland-Story Spring Concert April 30, 2012 Kevin Masemann, Director Inspiration...Jan de Haan Earthdance...Michael Sweeney Pirates Of The Caribbean...arr. Wasson Exaltation...James Swearingen Solo/Ensemble The Cat And The Mouse Scherzo Humoristique...Aaron Copland Valse Gracieuse...Popp, edit. Voxman Honor And Arms From The Oratorio Samson...Handel, trans. Harvey Duetto V...Hoffmeister, edit. Voxman Jazz Band Big Swing Face...Bill Potts The Pretty Road...Maria Schneider Chronometry...Fred Sturm Jalapeno Dreams...Denis DiBlasio Stilwell Middle School Spring Concert Stilwell Auditorium May 22, 2012 Bobbi Garringer & Jon Lewis, Directors 7th Grade Jazz Band Fat Cat...Doug Beach In the Zone!...Rick Stitzel 7th Grade The Screaming Eagles...Edmondson The Pit and the Pendulum...Story An Australian Sea Ballad...arr. Sheldon Yankee Doodle Salute...Douglas Court The Incredibles...Giacchino/Murtha John Williams Trilogy...Williams/Moss 8th Grade Jazz Band Sax to the Max...Mike Lewis The Jazz Police...Goodwin/Lewis 8th Grade Big Four March...King/Swearingen The Phantom of the Opera...Webber/Sweeney America the Beautiful...Ward/Smith Hadrian swall...robert Smith West Des Moines Schools April 5, 2012 Jerilyn Kobberdahl & Gregory J. Simmons, Director Northside Band- 6th grade band (Clive, Crestview, Crossroads, and Hillside Elementary Schools) Stars and Stripes Forever Trio...Sousa/Foster African Adventure...Robert Sheldon Prehistoric Suite...Paul Jennings Maesong...William Owens BB s Pizza Man...Nicholas Forte Crazy for Cartoons...Robert Sheldon Sidetracked...Matt Conaway NEIBA Beckman Catholic High School May 7, 2012 Meredith Warren, Director Jazz Band Domino...Van Morrison/Story Cousin Mary...Coltrane/White Nightfall...Paul Clark I Get a Kick Out of You...Porter/Wolpe Overture in Classical Style...Carter Walt Disney s Aladdin...arr. Jennings Bayou Breakdown...Brant Karrick Cedar Falls Community Schools All-City Band Festival April 23, :00 PM 5th Grade Bard Mackey, Director Bugler s Dream...Arnaud/Lavender Let s Go Band...Andrew Balent The Iowa Bandmaster 49

52 6th Grade Bard Mackey, Director Cold Brooke March...John O Reilly Smoke on the Water...Blackmore/Murtha Holmes 7th Grade Laura Engelhardt, Director Declaration in Blue...Robert W. Smith Into the Clouds...Richard Saucedo Holmes 8th Grade Laura Engelhardt, Director Metrix...Robert Sheldon The Big Circus...Robert E. Foster Holmes 9th Grade Laura Engelhardt, Director Earthdance...Michael Sweeney Senior High Symphonic Band Kyle Engelhardt, Director Ignition...Todd Stalter Night Dances...Bruce Yurko Massed Band Finale America, the Beautiful...Bates-Ward arr. Edmondson Cedar Falls Community Schools All-City Band Festival April 23, :00 PM 5th Grade Steve Mark, Director High Adventure...Paul Lavender We Will Rock You...May/Sweeney 6th Grade Steve Mark, Director Heritage...Michael Story Ocala March...John Kinyon Peet 7th Grade Band Ben Byersdorfer, Director Renegade Dances...David Shaffer Kitty Hawk March...Ed Huckeby Peet 8th Grade Band Ben Byersdorfer, Director The Hounds of Spring...Reed/Longfield Peet 9th Grade Band Ben Byersdorfer, Director Perpetuation...Brad Ciechomski Senor High Wind Symphony Gerald Ramsey, Director Armenian Dances, Part I...Alfred Reed Massed Band Finale America, the Beautiful...Bates-Ward arr. Edmondson Clinton Middle School May 15, 2012 Jack Martinez & Marilyn Fee, Director 6th Grade Inspiration Overture...Robert W. Smith Duel of the Fates...Williams, arr. Story At the Hop...arr. Moss 6th Grade Jazz Band First Class...Ken Harris Can t Help Falling in Love...arr. Berry 7th/8th Grade Jazz Band Sing, Sing, Sing...arr. Cook The Incredibles...Giacchino arr. Murtha Evil Ways...Henry, arr. Berry Rock This Town...Setzer, arr. Story 7th/8th Grade Pixar Movie Magic...arr. Brown Saxsational!...Ed Huckeby Jungle Dance...Brian Balmages Coe College Festival of Bands April 21, 2012 Dr. William S. Carson, conductor Symphony in Bb...Paul Hindemith Concertino for Flute and Wind Ensemble...Cecile Chaminade Mars, Jupiter, from The Planets...Holst Red Cape Tango...Daugherty, arr. Spede The Glacier Express...Larry Neeck Larry Neeck, conductor Concerto for Drumset...Larry Neeck Larry Neeck, conductor Catch Me if You Can...Williams, arr. Bocook Coe College Commencement 2012 May 6, 2012 Dr. William S. Carson, conductor Michael Daugherty, guest conductor Symphony in Bb...Paul Hindemith Jupiter, from The Planets...Gustav Holst Catch Me if You Can...Williams arr. Bocook Concerto for Drumset...Larry Neeck Musica Coensis...Jerry Owen Red Cape Tango...Daugherty, arr. Spede Michael Daugherty, guest conductor Coe Loyalty...Patty, arr. Owen Tribute Fanfare...Jerry Owen Jupiter, from The Planets...Gustav Holst Decorah High School Mid-Winter Concert February 24, 2012 James L. Fritz, Director 8th Grade Band Russian Sailors Dance...Gliere/Williams Three Bach Chorales...Bach/Newell Greenbrier Legacy...Michael Oare Genius March...Harold Bennett Wind Ensemble Prince of Decorah Galop...Lowery/Galyen Te Deum from Tosca Finale Act 1...Puccini/de Meij Matt Cody, baritone soloist Landscapes...Ben Kirby Enchanted Spaces...Samuel Hazo Decorah High School April 26, 2012 Matt Cody & James L. Fritz, Director Symphonic Band Cenotaph...Jack Stamp Courtly Airs and Dances...Ron Nelson Variations on a Korean Folk Song...John Barnes Chance Wind Ensemble Festival Prelude...Alfred Reed On a Hymnsong by Lowell Mason...David Holsinger Spoon River...Grainger/Carson & Naylor Symphonic Dance #3 Fiesta...Clifton Williams Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School Iowa Bandmasters Association Program May 10, th/8th Grade Band Dan Norman, Director Belleau Wood...John Edmondson The Emerald Isle...Dave Black Lullabye...Randall D. Standridge Fresh Trash...Ed Argenziano The Hot Canary...Nero, arr. Enabnit Lux Aurumque...Eric Whitacre Acclamation...James Curnow Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School Jazz Band May 22, 2012 Dan Norman, Director Abracadabra...Larry Barton Sesame Street Theme...Paul Murtha Night Train...arr. Higgins 25 or 6 to 4...arr. Wolpe 50 The Iowa Bandmaster

53 Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School May 22, th Grade Band Dan Norman, Director Extreme...Rob Grice Jazz Rondo...John Edmondson Two Scottish Dances...Johnnie Vinson Brass in the Basement...Larry Neeck Kennedy High School May 3, 2012 Lesley Fleer & Chris Bird, directors Symphonic Band Rhythm of the Winds...Frank Erickson A Hymn for Band...Hugh Stuart First We Dream...Erik Morales Wind Symphony Raging Machines...Brian Balmages Rhosymedre...Ralph Vaughan Williams Amparito Roca...Jaime Texidor Maquoketa Middle School May 14, 2012 Jay Kahn, Director 6th Grade Band March Of Valor...Stephen Bulla Üsküdar...arr. Smith & Story Banana Split...David Martin Aunt Hanna...Harold Bennett Jazz Ensemble Jump, Jive An Wail...Prima/Vinson Satin Doll...Ellington/Sweeney Zoot Suit Riot...Perry/Murtha Percussion Ensemble A Few Good Men...Chris Brooks Combined 7th and 8th Grade Bands Castles And Dragons...Todd Stalter An Australian Sea Ballad...arr. Sheldon Celtic Air And Dance..Michael Sweeney The Golden Age Of Rock And Roll...arr. Higgins Combined 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Bands Soul Bossa Nova...Jones/Murtha Monticello Community Schools Spring Band Round-Up Monticello High School Gym May 8, th Grade Band Jill Dobel, Director Dragon Slayer...Rob Grice The Lost Kingdom...John O Reilly 6th Grade Band Jill Dobel, Director Fandango El Dorado...James Curnow Armed Forces Salute...arr. Sweeney 7th & 8th Grade Band Jill Dobel, Director Serenade for a Picket Fence...Leyden Nightsong...Richard Saucedo Mission: Impossible Theme...Schifrin, arr. Lavender Symphonic Band Jim Davis, Director Emperata Overture...Claude T. Smith Paper Cut...Alex Shapiro Oelwein Middle School May 3, 2012 Eric Lins, Director 5th Grade Band Mickey Mouse March...Sweeney Two Bridges March...Williams The Charioteers...Hannickel Bring on Da Band...Sweeney Tyrannosaurus Rock!...Hannickel 6th Grade Band Rocky Mountain Romp...Balmages Majestica...Balmages Windsor Overture...McGinty Armed Forces March...Sweeney Valiance...Smith What d I Say...Story Union High School May 1, 2012 Michael Bistline, Director Cenotaph...Jack Stamp Song of Loudest Praise...Andrew Boysen, Jr. Bucimis, Traditional Bulgarian Dance...arr. Lipton Washington Post March...Sousa, ed. Fennell Union High School May 14, 2012 Jazz II Whitney Luepke, Director Latin Journey...Jeff Taylor Kinda Groovey...Bob Lowden Solo Flight...arr. Stitzel Jazz I Michael Bistline, Director April In Paris...arr. Stitzel Esperanto...Doug Beach Nancy s Dream...Bob Lowden Dancing Men...John LaBarbera West Delaware Community Schools Parade of Bands Concert Erling B. & Dorothy E. Hanson Auditorium March 9, th Grade Band Robyn Morris, Director Go For The Gold March...Feldstein & O Reilly Bugs That Bug Me...Gerald Sebesky Power Rock...Michael Sweeney 6th Grade Band Brian Cole, Director Marching Down Main Street...Huckeby Fire Dance...John Edmondson Engines of Resistance...Larry Clark Middle School Band Brian Cole, Director Soldiers Procession and Sword Dance...Bob Margolis Primordium...Mark Williams His Honor...Fillmore/Balent High School Mark Philgreen, Director Brighton Beach...William P. Latham Song...Brahms/Thornton Woodwind Choir Grieg For Grass: A Suite Grieg/Erickson Brass Choir Incantations...Robert W. Smith West Delaware High School Swing Into Spring March 31, 2012 Mark Philgreen, Director Jazz I Pickles...Steve Wright Pure & Simple...Jeff Jarvis When Two Are One...Cave Barduhn Groove.com...Mike Dana Honk...Jeff Jarvis West Delaware High School Spring Concert May 1, 2012 Mark Philgreen, Director Festivo...Vaclav Nelhybel One Thousand Cranes...Robert Sheldon Saturn: The Ringed Planet...Romeyn Dinosaurs...Daniel Bukvich The Iowa Bandmaster 51

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60 IBA Conference Meeting Iowa Bandmasters Association Board of Directors Meeting Downtown Marriott Hotel Presidential Suite May 9, 2012 President Tony Garmoe called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Present: Tony Garmoe, Patrick Kearney, Rob Medd, Steve Cook, Aaron Nuss, and Dick Redman. Absent: None President Garmoe thanked Steve Cook and Liz Fritz for their efforts on the website. Liz Fritz joined the meeting and presented information concerning hosting and web development proposals for the website. Liz noted that she sent out solicitations for proposals to host and develop the website to several companies. President Garmoe called for a recess at 7:11 p.m. to introduce Lowell Graham and the young conductors. President Garmoe reconvened the meeting at 7:20 p.m. Discussion on the website continued. Fritz noted that most of the proposals re ceived for website hosting and development were either more expensive, companies were not interested, or the companies were unable to work in the Joomla environment. Fritz also noted that development of the exhibitor component for the website should be postponed until a decision is made concerning the new host and web development company. The board felt it would be prudent to continue the search for additional developers and bring a recommendation forward at the summer meeting. Pat Kearney, Steve Cook, Aaron Nuss, and Liz Fritz will seek additional proposals and discuss prior to the summer meeting. Issues pertaining to the website problems caused by Webspark (the previous developer and website host) and costs associated with the change in service were discussed. The board was in agreement that legal action against Webspark was necessary to recover the costs associated with their failure to fulfill their pre-paid contract. The IBA attorney, John Larson, has been contacted and will handle all discussions with Webspark, Inc. President Garmoe had asked IBA Treasurer Aaron Nuss to extract the costs for the annual conference from the hotel contracts so that we could better track increases. Nuss presented the spreadsheet he developed. Garmoe noted that this document will be a great help to future presidents as they try to negotiate and understand the hotel contracts. President Garmoe welcomed the District Presidents to the meeting at 8:25 p.m. President Garmoe thanked those in attendance for their help during the year. President Garmoe asked for comments and concerns from the district presidents. SCIBA President Myron Peterson noted that his district was purchasing recorders for use at their district jazz festival. SEIBA President Dorothy Jacobi noted that her district was raising admission fees for district 58 The Iowa Bandmaster

61 festivals by a few dollars. President Garmoe encouraged District Presidents to purchase extra District Luncheon tickets for those members who do not purchase them by the Thursday noon deadline, and to keep an accurate count of luncheon attendance. Secretary Cook thanked the District Presidents for their help with lining up workers for the registration table during the Conference. President Garmoe solicited comments on the IBA March Project and encouraged the district presidents to pass the details of the project on to their membership. President-Elect Patrick Kearney noted the dates for the summer meeting. Kearney set the summer meeting date for Friday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting was adjourned by acclamation at 9:10 p.m. Respectfully Submitted Steven Cook, I.B.A. Secretary I.B.A. Business Meeting Friday & Saturday, May 11 & 12, 2012 Dubuque/Davenport & Waterloo Rooms Downtown Marriott Hotel Friday, May 11, 2012 President Tony Garmoe called the meeting to order at 7:36 A.M. and welcomed those present. There were approximately 35 members present. President Garmoe reminded anyone presenting a report to give a copy to Secretary Steve Cook. Secretary s Report (Cook) (See written report on following pages). Motion by Leonard Upham, seconded by Christa Miller to approve the Secretary s Report. The motion passed. Treasurer s Report (Nuss) (See written report on following pages). Motion by Liz Fritz, seconded by Christa Miller to approve the Treasurer's Report. The motion passed. Magazine Editor s Report (Redman) (See written report on following pages). Dick Redman presented his written report. President Garmoe appointed a committee to evaluate the honorariums for President, Secretary, Treasurer, Magazine Editor, Conference Exhibits, Conference Equipment, and Magazine Advertising. Garmoe noted that the Executive Board approved splitting the Conference Exhibits position into two positions. The board recommended that the two positions be set at $ each. Garmoe asked the committee to report back at Saturday's meeting. Committee Chair Reports Major Landers (Davis) (See written report on following pages). Chair Jim Davis was not in attendance (Major Landers responsibilities). Secretary Cook presented Davis s written report. Conference Equipment (Gerth) (See written report on following pages). Chair Jayson Gerth was not in attendance (equipment responsibilities). Secretary Cook presented Gerth s written report. Conference Exhibits (Stecker) (See written report on following pages). Chair Dan Stecker was not in attendance (exhibits responsibilities). Secretary Cook presented Stecker s written report. Elections (Bertrand) (See written report on following pages). Chair Jerry Bertrand was not in attendance. Secretary Cook presented Bertrand s written report. Historian (Crandell) (See written report on following pages). Chair Mary Crandell presented her written report. Parliamentarian (Stark) Parliamentarian Fred Stark noted the duties and responsibilities of the Parliamentarian. Webmaster (Fritz) (See written report on IBA website). Chair Liz Fritz presented her written report. Public Relations (Andersen) (See written report on following pages). Chair Mary Andersen presented her written report. Elementary Affairs (Pepin) (See written report on following pages). Chair Stacie Pepin presented her written report. JH/MS Affairs (Greattinger) (See written report on following pages). Chair Denise Graettinger presented her written report. Affairs (McReynolds) (See written report on following pages). Chair Myron Mcreynolds presented his written report. Marching Band Affairs (Crilly) (See written report on following pages) Chair Craig Crilly was not in attendance. Secretary Cook presented Crilly s written report. Jazz Affairs (Engelhardt) (See written report on following pages). Chair Kyle Engelhardt was not in attendance. Secretary Cook presented Engelhardt s written report. College Affairs (Bloomquist) (See written report on following pages). Chair Paul Bloomquist was not in attendance. Secretary Cook presented Bloomquist s written report. Student Affairs (Medd) (See written report on following pages). Chair Robbie Medd presented his written report. I.B.A.R.D. (Nugent) (See written report on following pages). Chair Jay Nugent present his written report. Mentorship (Fritz) (See written report on following pages). Chair Jim Fritz presented his written report. Research & Development (Cole) (See written report on following pages). Chair Brian Cole presented his written report. Endowment Fund (Gross) (See written report on following pages). Chair Gene Gross presented his written report. Technology (Criswell) (No written report submitted). Chair Chad Criswell was not in attendance. No written report submitted, no report presented. District President Reports N.C.I.B.A. (Richardson) (See written report on following pages). NCIBA President Michael Richardson presented his written report. N.E.I.B.A. (Jensen) (No written report submitted). NEIBA President Brad Jensen was not in attendance. No report submitted, no report presented. N.W.I.B.A. (Prichard) (See written report on following pages). NWIBA President Michael Prichard presented his written report. S.E.I.B.A. (Jacobi) (See written report on following pages). SEIBA President Dorothy Jacobi presented her written report. President Garmoe called for a recess at 8:25 a.m. so those in attendance could attend the 8:30 concert. President Garmoe noted that the meeting would resume on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. in the Waterloo Room on second floor. Meeting was recessed by acclamation. Saturday, May 12, 2012 President Tony Garmoe called the meeting to order at 8:02 a.m. President Garmoe welcomed those in attendance and asked to resume the committee reports. S.C.I.B.A. (Peterson) (See written report on following pages). SCIBA President Myron Peterson was not in attendance. Secretary Cook presented Peterson s written report. S.W.I.B.A. (Bekkerus) (See written report on following pages). SWIBA President Patti Bekkerus was not in attendance. Jarrod O Donnell presented Bekkerus s written report. Past President's Report (Medd) (See written report on following pages). Past President Rob Medd presented his written report. President-Elect's Report (Kearney) (See written report on following pages). President-Elect Patrick Kearney presented his written report. President's Report (Garmoe) (See written report on following pages). President Tony Garmoe presented his written report Old Business Garmoe noted that a recommendation from the committee which met on April The Iowa Bandmaster 59

62 22nd concerning the selection process for performing groups at the annual conference had not been received. Once the recommendation has been received, the board will take appropriate action. Garmoe noted that the airfare reimbursement from Ralph Ford has been received. Garmoe noted that the form for IBA conference performances had been updated to include a place for College level groups. Further discussions are still needed to assist the small colleges with the logistics of performing at the conference. Garmoe noted that IBA does not have a clear policy regarding sending messages to IBA members. Further discussions concerning the development of a policy are needed. Most communications are currently forwarded via the districts. New Business Liz Fritz, IBA webmaster noted that a committee has been established to investigate website hosts and web development companies. A recommendation will be made at the summer meeting. Parliamentarian Stark asked for amendments or additions to the IBA Resolutions the required three times. Stark noted that this is one of only three times each year to add or amend the IBA Resolutions. No changes or additions were suggested. The Honorarium committee presented their review of the current honorariums, and recommended that all honorariums remain at their current levels. President Tony Garmoe presented the President plaque to Patrick Kearney. President-Elect Patrick Kearney presented the Past President s pin to Tony Garmoe. President Garmoe turned the IBA Business meeting over to new IBA President Patrick Kearney. IBA President Patrick Kearney introduced Brad Lampe as IBA President-Elect. President Kearney entertained a motion to adjourn. Motion to adjourn by Myron Peterson, seconded by Michael Richardson. Having no further business, the meeting was adjourned by acclamation at 8:55 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Steven G. Cook, I.B.A. Secretary SECRETARY S REPORT Membership totals as of May 01, 2012: SW 71 (-6) SC 279 (+6) SE 189 (+11) NW 116 (-4) NC 120 (+3) NE 275 (+25) OS 63 (-7) Totals 1,113 (+28) Active 759 (+6) Retired 185 (+10) Associate 86 (-3) Student 72 (+14) H.S. Student 5 (+1) Honorary Life 6 ( +/-0) Totals 1,113 (+28) The totals listed above number 28 more than at this time last year. A few members have joined in the last few days, which will increase those totals. Conference pre-registration was 406 this year, 46 more than last year. Five pre-registrations were received after the postmark deadline. Those late registrations were not processed and are not included in the preregistration count. I will be sending out a dues reminder again in late August. Please note that dues remain unchanged for Active = $50.00; Associate = $30.00; Retired = $15.00; and Student = $ Please try to remember to send in a membership information card even if you have already paid your dues for This is the best way to keep the database up-to-date. Membership information can be checked and updated 24 hours a day from the I.B.A. web site ( I also want to encourage members to notify me of address changes throughout the year. This ensures that you do not miss any I.B.A. mailings and helps to reduce extra postage expense to our organization. A deadline reminder card will be published in the Fall issue of the Iowa Bandmaster magazine. I would like to remind everyone giving a report or submitting a resolution today that I need a written copy for the records. Respectfully submitted, Steven Cook, I.B.A. Secretary MAGAZINE EDITOR S REPORT I would like to take this opportunity to thank the various individuals and band programs that submitted articles to the Iowa Bandmaster magazine this past year. Also, a big thank you to Chad Allard, Elaine Menke, Denise Graettinger and Jerry Kinney for their part in making the magazine a success. These combined contributions make the magazine an educational and informative publication that I hope the membership appreciates. My address will be for future reference. The deadline dates for next year are listed below: Summer issue...june 8, 2012 Fall issue...october 5, 2012 Winter issue...january 4, 2013 Conference issue...march 8, 2013 I encourage any IBA member to submit an article to the magazine editor that they feel would be interesting to the membership. Respectfully submitted, Dick Redman, IBA Magazine Editor IBA ELECTION REPORT 381 Ballots were returned by the April 13, 2012 postmark deadline. This is 35 more ballots as compared to the 2011 election results. Total number of votes cast for: Presidentelect votes Total number of votes for: IBA Treasurer votes Total number of votes cast for Karl L. King Distinguished Service Award Active votes Total number of votes cast for Karl L. King Distinguished Service Award Retired votes Respectfully, submitted, Jerry Bertrand, IBA Elections Chair PUBLIC RELATIONS REPORT Outstanding administrator awards Four administrators were nominated this year. The 2012 recipients are: Elementary/Middle School Principal Karen Younie, Jefferson-Scranton Middle School, nominated by Becky Greiner High School Principal Spence Evans, Ames High School, nominated by Chris Ewan and Andrew Buttermore Superintendent Mike Pardun, Denison Community Schools, nominated by Ruben Newall and Patti Bekkerus School Administrators of Iowa Scholarship Seniors who earned an Outstanding Performance Award at the 2012 State Solo/Ensemble Festival and are available to perform at the SAI Convention were eligible to apply. Students submitted a DVD recording of a performance of their solo as part of the application. The public relations committee reviewed the applications via a private YouTube account and Google Docs. The 2012 recipient is Solveig Orngard, flautist from Southeast Webster Grand High School. She will be attending Luther College to study music and anthropology. She will receive a $1, scholarship and perform at the SAI conference on August 9, 2012, at the Polk County Convention Complex in Des Moines. I would like to see more applicants for 60 The Iowa Bandmaster

63 this scholarship. I will be speaking with Alan Greiner, IHSMA, to see if an application can be included in the host schools packets, to be distributed with the instrumental outstanding soloist awards, or if I can obtain a list of performers after contests are completed to remind directors of student eligibility. Public Relations Projects Press releases for recipients of the Outstanding Administrators awards were sent to the nominating band directors and to the IBA website. A template for the IBA All-Iowa 8th Grade Band was posted on the website for use by band directors this spring. The committee is open to suggestions for other templates to share on the website. Public Relations Committee Members: NE Burton Hable (14) 1 NC Joan Philgreen (12) NW Tiffany Wurth (14) 2 SE Mary Andersen (13) 1 SC Jennifer Williams (12) 1 SW Jarrod O Donnell (13) 1 Respectfully submitted, Mary Andersen, chair HISTORIAN'S REPORT: Documents are being studied, sorted, scanned and re-catologed into binders by year. Timeline for completion is indefinite Goal: to have first 10 years studied, sorted, scanned, re-cataloged and on line by the beginning of the school year and will go from there. NOTE: digitizing the archives is a separate process from the Iowa Bands history book that is in the beginning stages of development S.O.S = Save Old Stuff If anyone ever hears of old band stuff being gone through and potentially tossed, grab it and save it it may have some historical value! Respectfully submitted, Mary V. Crandell CONFERENCE EXHIBITS This year, there were 59 companies exhibiting in 79 booth spaces. Thirteen exhibitors were new nine exhibitors from 2011 did not return. Of the 59 companies exhibiting there were: 15 Instrument and Accessories Retailers, 12 Fundraisers 11 Travel Companies 9 University/College Music Departments 3 storage/casework companies 2 Uniform/Accessory Companies 2 Print Music Retailers 2 Awards and Apparel Companies 1 Professional Development Service 1 Legal Information Service 1 Consulting Service Income: Booth fees with an IBA Associate membership 2 12 x 56 6 x $ Fees for additional booths x $6, x $ $ TOTAL INCOME...$26, Expenses: Marriott Hotel Exhibit Space (estimate)...$4, Freeman Decorating...$3, Security...$ Postage, envelopes, paper, toner, etc...$72.76 TOTAL EXPENSES (approximate)...$8, NET PROFIT FROM EXHIBITS (approximate)...$18, Submitted by Dan Stecker, IBA Exhibits Manager EQUIPMENT CO-CHAIR REPORT This is our first year with a full-fledged co-chair structure with the conference equipment position. We are pleased to report that the arrangement has gone well, and we recommend that it continue into the future. Mr. Sletten s primary role before the conference was to work with the performing groups to ascertain their needs and provide for them. Mr. Gerth's role was to work with the conference clinicians and assist them in their presentations. Both co-chairs worked closely during the conference to ensure a smooth-running event. At this time we thank the following groups and individuals for their assistance with this event: All of the honor band directors for submitting their information in a timely fashion, Southeast Polk High School for the use of their percussion equipment and music stands, Mr. Rod Pierson and West Music for all of their help and equipment, The Percussion Source for allowing us use of new Pearl/Adams percussion equipment and Rebecca Lorsch and the Marriott staff for being so flexible and helping with set up. Further, we thank Rieman Music for donating the use of two vertical pianos and one grand used during the conference. We would also like to thank Wenger for donating the use of 140 Classic 50 music stands and seven stand racks. This marks the fifth year Wenger has assisted the conference in this way. We have continued our relationship with Triad AV Services in Des Moines with great success, and would like to thank Tony Schmitt and his crew for their quality work and consummate professionalism. To consider for next year: if we choose to continue the IBA Honor Band project, we may ask Wenger for a larger supply of stands. We have used 140 stands each of these past five years, and could have a need for upwards of 200 in the future. The arrangement with Wenger is year to year, and there has never been a shortage of requests to purchase the post-conference Wenger stands. The Equipment Chair has been given latitude in this area before, and if the executive committee has no objections, we would like the continued latitude to adjust our future requests for stands if we feel it necessary. Respectfully submitted, Jayson Gerth and Nathan Sletten IBA Equipment Co-Chairs IBA MIDDLE SCHOOL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT The Iowa Bandmaster's Association Middle School affairs committee is dedicated to providing the leadership necessary to support and strengthen Iowa's Middle School band directors and their programs. The committee will accomplish this by providing meaningful educational opportunities to students and serving as a professional resource for directors. 8th Grade All-Iowa Honor Band The guest composer/conductor/clini cian for the 2012 All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band is to be Mr. Gary Gilroy. Twenty-two eighth grade musicians from each district will be selected for participation. The band presented a concert at 1:00 p.m. Dana Andrews was this year s honor band chair. Annotated Literature list/survey MS affairs is in the final stages of development of its literature survey. We have several goals: 1) to develop not just another list but a useable, searchable document for all Iowa MS directors to easily access 2) to provide not just titles, but information about range requirements, teaching concepts, special instrumentation considerations, etc. 3) to provide all Iowa MS directors an opportunity to provide input to the list We are currently exploring our options for the best format in which to make this survey available several tech details. We hope to have it ready to be communicated and rolled out to our membership by early-mid summer. Respectfully submitted, Denise M. Graettinger, Chair IBA CONCERT BAND AFFAIRS The Iowa Bandmaster 61

64 The CBA committee met with IHSMA Executive Director Alan Greiner in Boone, Iowa on Monday, April 23, The following items were discussed: 1. What constitutes an emergency waiver for students to perform without their accompanist at state solo contest without penalty? Alan Greiner will clarify in IHSMA guidelines and will consider a wavier on a case-by-case basis. 2. All-State audition breakdown for 2011 Classif. Wind/Perc. Total Wind/Perc. % la % 2A % 3A % 4A % Total All-State Accepted breakdown for 2011 Classif. Wind/Perc. Total Wind/Perc. % 1A 6 1.9% 2A % 3A % 4A % Total 317 Discussion points: Staff reductions and/or job consolidations when a director retires or leaves a position have created huge challenges. It has become increasing difficult for programs to have pull-out lessons due to the pressure districts are under to increase test scores. It was noted that research studies have shown that academic success was not affected by students who participate in pull-out lessons. Eliminating the All-State audition ceiling per school from 28 Alan Greiner is in favor of raising the cap and has proposed the idea to the IMEA board. Since the board is made up primarily of vocal directors, and since many vocal programs use the All State music as their fall classroom curriculum, there is a feeling that the number of vocal entries would overwhelm the process. There is still discussion of potentially going from a ceiling of 28 to 36, or by using the Concert Band Affairs proposal of buying scratches, but nothing concrete had been decided with no changes for next fall. There should be more to report at our winter meeting. MARCHING BAND AFFAIRS The Marching Band Affairs Committee met with Alan Greiner in March of Discussion centered on changing from eight sites for State Marching Band Festival to six sites. The primary objective for the change is to create more excitement surrounding the State Marching Band Festival. It is the opinion of Mr. Greiner that a site with bands participating creates a full schedule and the full schedule might increase the number of schools who stay and support each other. Another topic that was discussed was the use of a judging panel with a lead judge for the IHSMA Marching Band Festival. In general it was felt that the change had been positive to create more consistency among judges and the overall opinion was positive. Members of the committee have presented several ideas concerning the creation of more and /or better resources and evaluations for our state s marching programs. Those ideas include the following: The Marching Band Affairs Com mittee is seeking input from the IBA membership concerning the addition of a color guard adjudicator at the IHSMA State Marching Band Festival. This caption would be for taped/written comments only and would not factor in to the overall score or divisional rating each band receives. The committee feels this addition would greatly benefit band directors who are seeking assistance in establishing and/or improving the color guard component within their marching programs. Input is also being sought concerning a registration fee increase of $25 for the additional judge at the festival site. The Marching Band Affairs Committee welcomes any input and suggestions on these and other ideas. Respectfully submitted, Craig Crilly, Marching Band Affairs Committee Chair IBA JAZZ AFFAIRS REPORT: The IBA Jazz Affairs committee was contacted by Alan Greiner, Executive Director of IHSMA, to put together a meeting and work on some proposed changes to the IHSMA Jazz Festival in it's current form. We set up a meeting in February and met in Ames with all six district jazz chairs, Greiner, and JEI president-elect Chris Merz. There were many points of discussion about the festival, including declining participation, site location, and travel distances. We also talked about the needs and wants of the festival, and how it could work better for the time of year it is currently held. After working through several issues, the IBA Jazz Affairs committee made several recommendations ready for Executive Director Greiner to advise his board to adopt for next year (12-13) and for the following year as well (13-14). A summary of those recommendations is below: 1. Starting next year, we recommended to eliminate the sight-reading portion of the festival. Instead, bands will move from performance venue to a 25-minute clinic with a jazz clinician. There were many pros/cons discussed, but we all felt that this was a step in the right direction to increase the number of bands participating and to better help schools early in the season with a clinic. 2. We recommend that the cap on maximum number of students participating at any one time has been lifted (used to be 25). The reason for lifting the cap is so that kids that are rehearsing with the band don t have to sit out on a chart for just this festival. We realize that larger isn't better, but this will give some Jazz II groups a chance for all of their kids to play if that s how they rehearse. 3. We recommend the minimum number participating students is now seven members (used to be 10), so potentially a small school with a rhythm section and four horns could participate, or, in 4A, a Jazz III with a rhythm section and five saxes could participate. The goal is to increase participation. 4. We recommend that Exec. Director Greiner hire the best jazz educators in the state to work the festival. They may or may not be on the IHSMA approved list. 5. Starting in , we recommend the state will go to a north/south division, much like the current alignment for the State Marching Band Festival, and each host site will run all classes, instead of the division of classes. The 2nd Saturday in January (currently the 1A/3A date) will no longer be used. The 2A/4A date will be used (4th Saturday in January) for one half of the state, and the 2nd Saturday of FEB- RUARY will now be used (currently the piano festival date) for the other half. This should eliminate the number of schools with long drives and help increase participation. Respectfully submitted, Kyle Engelhardt, IBA Jazz Affairs Chair 2012 IBARD REPORT IBARD members continue to be in - volved in helping Iowa s band programs. IBARD Co-Chairs Jay Nugent and Guy Blair worked closely with IBA mentoring chair Jim Fritz to assign 39 IBARD members to serve as mentors to IBA first and second year teachers. In addition, 110 IBARD members volunteered to serve in one or more of the following activities: Judge district solo and ensemble contests 65 members Serve as a guest conductor 44 members Serve as a music program consultant 43 members Serve as a concert band clinician The Iowa Bandmaster

65 members Serve as a jazz band clinician 22 members Serve as a marching band clinician 16 members Serve as a solo/ensemble clinician 61 members Serve as a private instructor 46 members IBARD members appreciate the opportunity to stay involved. Submitted by Jay Nugent, IBARD Co-Chair COLLEGE BAND AFFAIRS Membership Data The IBA membership on line data base yielded the following results after utilizing the search words college and university. The membership types break down as follows: 28 = Member (Director/Instructor); 2 = Out of State (Director/Instructor); 30 = Student (with an affiliation to the words college or university ); 7 = AE (Advertisers) TOTAL = 67 IBA Proposal Small College Bands at IBA Conference: There has been progress made with the proposal that small colleges (less than 5000 students) be given the opportunity to submit an audition recording for consideration at the IBA Conference in May. The IBA Executive Board approved additions to the current Guidelines for Selection of Performing Bands which includes the word college. There will be a category listed to include colleges under the heading on the application form. The idea of selecting a college band for the conference one full calendar year ahead of the performance is still being discussed and requires further investigation. ANNOUNCEMENT: Collegiate Honor Band The All-Iowa Collegiate Honor Band occurs in Ames during the All-State Festival each year. The 2012 director is Lowell Graham from University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP). The 2013 director will be Robert Ponto from University of Oregon, Eugene. Respectfully submitted, Paul Bloomquist STUDENT AFFAIRS REPORT I have been in contact with a few Collegiate IBA members around the state. I have heard that the UNI chapter has established some fundraising so that they can attend the IBA conference. I have been trying to work on establishing the University of Iowa's chapter this year. I believe that Dr. Heidel is all for starting an IBA chapter here, but I did encounter a bit of resistance when I talked to Erin Wehr about it. She seemed content in just having the NAFME chapter that she established just this past fall. I hope that we can get some further progress this next year on establishing an IBA chapter at Iowa. I have also made multiple announcements about the IBA conference and how Music Education students should attend. Unfortunately, many of them have theory or history finals this week on Thursday and/or Friday. I know that I will be attending with at least one other person this year. Respectfully submitted, Rob Medd, Student Affairs Chair MENTORSHIP COMMITTEE REPORT The past year has been one with many opportunities to serve the newest members of our profession. I will summarize the activities of my committee below: In early June I met with members of the IAAE Iowa Model of Excellence Arts The Iowa Bandmaster 63

66 Mentor Program planning committee at Marshalltown to prepare for the Fall Symposium for First Year Teachers. The 2011 Fall Symposium was held on Saturday, October 29, at Iowa Central Community College in Marshalltown. Late that fall the mentorship committee compiled the names, addresses, etc. of all new 1st year teachers, as well as 2nd year teachers from across the state. This year there were 35 1st year teachers and 36 2nd year. I assigned IBARD mentors for the 52 who requested them. After the assignments were formalized I sent out numerous s to the mentors and the mentees explaining the role of each in the mentoring process. Periodically throughout the year I sent out s to the new teachers explaining what we all experience at certain times in this job as well as possible strategies for success. So far this school year from September 2011-April 2012 we have had 69 mentor visits by IBARD members to first and second year teachers. This has involved 24 IBARD members and 27 first/second year teachers participating. Last year at this time we had 58 mentor visits for the September 2010-April 2011 time frame. We should have a record- setting year, since a lot of invoices are turned in during May. Total expenditures for the current school year as of March 30 were $42, The mentor contract has been renewed for the next year totaling $75,000. Contracts were signed in April and the funds have been put in the IAAE mentorship account. Many thanks to Leon Kuehner and Liz Fritz for all their efforts to create and administrate this great opportunity. President Garmoe hosted the President s Mentorship Reception last evening in his suite. It was a very successful event. Many thanks to Kepharts Music and BrightSpark Travel for underwriting this event. We would appreciate any assistance to learn about new hires during the summer. Please contact me or members of my committee directly. I also would like to encourage all IBARD Observation Mentors to be sure to fill out any remaining paperwork following their mentor visits and return them to Leon Kuehner. Even if an IBARD member doesn t want the reimbursement it is critical, for the future of the mentorship grant, that we have accurate information on visits. The 2012 Fall Symposium is set for October 27th at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. The planning meeting for this event with, all five participating arts organizations, is Sunday, June 3 in Newton. I would like to thank President Tony Garmoe for including sessions for new directors and hope all future IBA Presidents will plan for and clearly indicate specific Conference sessions for these young teachers. It helps to focus their energies as well as provide a good reference for our college members, which we hope to continue to encourage. In summary, we ve had a record setting year with excellent participation by IBARD members (who deserve our thanks) and great support through IAAE, our IBA districts, and our corporate partners. We hope to build upon and surpass these results by the time of the conference next year. Respectfully submitted, James L. Fritz, IBA Mentorship Chair ENDOWMENT FUND COMMITTEE REPORT The Endowment Fund Committee held its annual meeting February 23, 2012 in the offices of Jacobson Financial Services, Cedar Falls, Iowa. For the complete IBA Endowment Fund Committee report of the annual meeting for , see the Spring Conference Issue of the IBA Magazine. Correction The following contributions were mistakenly left off the annual report that appeared in the Spring Conference Issue: Crandell Family, $50.00 in memory of Gene Wibben Crandell Family, $50.00 in memory of Frank Piersol Additional Memorial Contributions to the IBA Endowment Fund Tom Burchers, $ in memory of Carla Burchers Tom Burchers, $50.00 in memory of Roger Becker From Lynn Kephart and Family, $ in memory Russell Kephart, com prised of contributions from: Kephart Family, John Aboud, Tom Chandler, Arden Greener, Tom Haugen, Doug Herbon, Greg James, Linda Johansen, Larry Joiner, Polly Jones, Kenn Kirby, Denise Lawrence, Jane Remmen, Peg Thein, Joanna VanDeBerg, and Nancy Western. Audit In November of 2011, a committee, appointed by the IBA Board of Directors, performed an audit of the Endowment Fund and Risk Contingency Fund accounts for the fiscal year The committee, comprised of IBA members Keith Kreun, Tom Burchers and Joanna VanDeBerg, had all questions answered and found all accounts to be accurate. Thank you, Keith, Tom and Joanna for your work on behalf of IBA and the Endowment Fund. Submitted by Gene Gross Endowment Fund chairman RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT The research and development has not met this year. Not all members were able to attend the IMEA conference/all-state festival. s sent to the district chairs were often not responded to from certain districts. The group is still actively seeking projects on which to focus in upcoming years. I would like to thank the Iowa Bandmasters Association for allowing me to serve the past six years and this past year as state chair. I would also like to recognize the work and efforts of our late colleague Chris Covell. Respectfully submitted, Brian Cole WEBMASTER REPORT Thanks to everyone for their patience as we struggled with our web hosting and service this spring. We have terminated our relationship with Webspark and moved our site temporarily. I am researching possibilities, (both local and not) and will have information for the board to discuss in the coming month. We will be looking into further web development, finding ways that we can continue to serve the membership. One aspect of this is the district websites that are currently being hosted as a component of our site. We (Aaron Nuss, Dan Stecker and I) are also exploring an online component for exhibitor registration. The website is hosting the new IBA March Project. Check out our page that includes recorded examples of some great historical marches. The enewsletter has been written and delivered each month. If you have not been receiving a monthly from IBA then you need to login to the website and check your address in your account. Our first year of offering one free text website ad to our magazine advertisers was successful. Additional ads can still be purchased for $30 per month. Persons interested in communicating specific events may purchase advertising on the IBA website to promote their event. A message was sent in the fall to all district presidents and committee chairs about updating the operations manual. To this 64 The Iowa Bandmaster

67 date no updates have been received. Still time left before you pass that responsibility on! Respectfully submitted, Liz Fritz, IBA Webmaster TECH COMMITTEE No Report NWIBA DISTRICT REPORT I am happy to report that the Northwest Iowa Bandmasters have successfully started a commissioning project for their honor bands. Pieces will be commissioned for the honor bands every five years. Our first honor band commission pieces will be performed in January 2014 for the 60th high school honor band. Two great composers have agreed to join us on this project: Stephen Melillo and David Shaffer. We are very excited to have these composers writing pieces for our honor bands. We had our 58th High School Honor Band Festival in January. Dr. Danny Galyen of the University of Northern Iowa and Dr. Eric Peterson of South Dakota State University were the guest conductors. It was a great concert featuring the best of our district. Our district jazz festival will be in a new location and have a new date next year. This was done because of increasing venue costs at our current location. This festival has been held at the Sioux City Convention Center on the first Wednesday of February. We will now be moving this festival to LeMars Community High School and Middle School on President s Day. This will cut down our costs and allow us enough rooms to have clinician judges. We are very excited to be taking this step to increase the educational merit of the festival and increase the fiscal security of the festival. We are also simplifying the registration process for jazz festival by using an online application form. Officers for School Year: President: Jody Ingwersen, Spirit Lake High School Vice President: Dustin Bliven, Sioux City West High School Secretary: to be voted on at May district meeting Treasurer: Curt Ohrlund, LeMars Community High School Past President: Michael Prichard, Bishop Heelan High School Respectfully submitted, Michael Prichard, NWIBA President NCIBA DISTRICT REPORT Congratulations to these fine NCIBA directors for their 30 years of teaching service in Iowa schools: Mary Jean Nederhoff Iowa Falls- Alden (31 years); Lynette Evans Iowa Falls-Alden We would also like to recognize the following directors who will be retiring this year: Curtiss Klein Fort Dodge Bruce Jolivette Garner-Hayfield Dave Rich Algona Thanks for your many years of service in the NCIBA District. The NCIBA MS Jazz Band festival was held at the Clear Lake MS Auditorium on Saturday, February 11. Five Bands were registered and performed for clinician John Klemas, director of the NIACC band program. Mr. Klemas worked with each band giving them helpful tips on how to improve. The NCIBA Elementary-Middle School Clinic was held at the Forest City and Fort Dodge on Friday, February 17th. The groups performed for clinicians Gene Gross at the Forest City site and Dr. David Klee at the Fort Dodge site. Both clinicians did an outstanding job! Special thanks to Dawn & Dave Rutt and Mike Richardson for hosting this event. The 6th annual High School Concert Band Festival was on March 2th at NIACC. The clinic was non-competitive and each group received written and taped comments from each of the judges. Congratulations to Bruce Jolivette and the Garner-Hayfield HS Band and Jive for Five Brass Quintet for performing at the IBA Convention. Thanks to Ann Byersdorfer for serving NCIBA as the Secretary/Treasurer and Middle School affairs committee. Her replacement will be voted on during the district luncheon meeting. Respectfully, Mike Richardson, NCIBA President SWIBA COMMITTEE REPORT SWIBA High School Honor Band: Auditions were held on December 10th in Red Oak, and the festival was on January 16th. Conductors were Tom Cronin for the 9/10 Band and Paul Brizzi for the 11/12 Band. Major Landers: Auditions were held during the honor band festival. The winner of the SWIBA Major Landers award is Shannon Holmes, tenor sax, from Abraham Lincoln HS in Council Bluffs. Lee Nelson Young Band Director Award: SWIBA started this award a few years ago in honor of Lee Nelson and his service to Southwest Iowa and all the many students he has taught. The award is to encourage and recognize young successful band directors for their outstanding work in their young careers. This yearʼs winner was Jane Warner from Creston Middle School. SWIBA Jazz Festival: The jazz festival was held for 3A-4A middle and high school bands on Saturday, February 18th at Glenwood. Audubon was the host site for the 1A-2A bands on Thursday, February 23rd. SWIBA District Winter Meeting: Our district meeting was held in Griswold on Monday, March 5th. The membership voted to give stipends to firstand second-year teachers to go to the IBA conference. Our next meeting will be during the IBA conference and we will hold elections for next school year at this meeting. Southwest Iowa Honor Marching Band (SWIHMB): Auditions will be held on May 19th and 21st for the trip to the Chick-fil- A Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike Peters is the head director and Ruben Newell is the Assistant Director. Respectfully submitted, Patti Bekkerus, SWIBA President SCIBA DISTRICT REPORT I. Event registration forms a. Plan to finish last 2 online registration forms this summer b. Thanks to Chad Criswell and all event chairs for their work on these II. HS Honor Band a. After decades of service, we thank Drake University for their service as long-time host b. Event co-chair Chris Strohmaier is working with Ames High School who has volunteered to host the event next year. III. My heartfelt thanks to the SCIBA Leadership: The organization s success is due to a broad range of involvement from many people with many talents. They are: a. Event Chairs: Dana Andrews, Chris Stromaier, Brandon Borseth, Mary Crandell, Cheryl Pittman, Wayne The Iowa Bandmaster 65

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69 Page, Roxianne Classen, Brad Lampe b. Standing Committee Chairs: Dana Andrews, Darin Haack, Jayson Gerth, Mike Eckerty, Nathan Sletten, Randy Hoepker, Jennifer Williams, Chad Criswell, Bryan Hummel, Paul Sibbell, Jay Nugent Mike Fisher, Christa Miller, Diane Tordoff, Karla Killinger, Dalene O Brien, Gene Gross c. Webmaster Steve Kellar d. Executive Board: Cheryl Pittman, Andrew Buttermore, Bret Lee Respectfully submitted, Myron Peterson, SCIBA President SEIBA DISTRICT REPORT SEIBA finished the year with 114 registered Active Members. Please refer to our SEIBA web page for our complete calendar for Our Honor Band Festival auditions were held at Fairfield High School on Saturday, January 7th. Students were selected for two junior high concert bands, a high school concert band and a high school jazz band. The Honor Band Festival was held at Iowa City West High School on Saturday, January 21st. Middle School conductors were Guy Blair, retired director from Pella and Bard Mackey, elementary director in Cedar Falls. The high school honor band conductor was Michael Galemo, Iowa State Director of Bands and Victor Goines from Northwestern College in Evanston, IL conducted the honor jazz band. This was the sixth year of our commissioning project for our honor bands and we premiered a new work for our jazz honor band by Victor Goines. Next year the high school concert band will premier a commissioned work by Travis Cross of Ankeny, IA. Major Landers auditions were also held on January 21st at Iowa City West High School. Four students auditioned and in third place was Tanner Stutman on trumpet from Mt. Pleasant, in second place was Jillian Burdick on bari sax from Clear Creek Amana, and the winner was Matt Dutton on euphonium from Davenport North. Our Elementary/Jr. High Solo and Ensemble Festivals were held at Mid- Prairie on Saturday, February 4th and at Grinnell on Saturday, February 18th. Our Jazz Festival was held at Iowa City West High School on Saturday, March 3rd utilizing four centers and our newly purchased digital recorders. Each band received a 20-minute clinic session after their performance with small class junior high center being the exception of an hour. Small class junior high bands were in the small gym and used that as their warm-up, performance and clinic room. Johnson County Landmark from the University of Iowa performed at the end of the day. Our Junior High Festivals took place on Thursday, March 8th in Ottumwa, Saturday, March 10th in Durant, and Friday, March 23rd in Solon. Our distict has invested in eight digital recorders for jazz festival and junior high large group festivals. We will be purchasing additional recorders to cover all the centers for jazz and large group in Respectfully submitted, Dorothy JacobiSEIBA President PAST-PRESIDENT REPORT Congratulations to Tony Garmoe on his year as president and his organization of an outstanding conference. It has been a tremendous honor to serve the members of the Iowa Bandmasters Association! The past three years have been an amazing experience and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve. My sincere thanks go to the members who have given me so much support. I would especially like to thank the Executive Board members, Magazine Editor Dick Redman, Secretary Steve Cook, Treasurer Aaron Nuss, President-Elect Pat Kearney, President Tony Garmoe and all past board members and presidents for all their work in making this such an extraordinary organization. Additionally, I would like to thank all of the committee members, district presidents, and appointees for their tireless efforts on behalf of IBA. I would again encourage all of our members to get involved with IBA through district and state committees, mentoring, hosting events, and holding office. There is no better way to get to know and work with the outstanding, dedicated professional music educators in our organization. Respectfully Submitted, Rob Medd, Past President, PRESIDENT-ELECT REPORT This last year as IBA President-Elect has flown by. I want to express my most sincere thanks to Tony Garmoe for allowing me incredible access to him during his presidency. I believe I have at least a small idea of what is in store for me in the next year. I am confident that the 2012 conference is going to be full of fantastic learning opportunities for all of us, as well as the hundreds of performers who will be here with us. I am fortunate to be viewing this conference as a bandmaster, as the president-elect, and as a parent (my son will play in the 8th Grade All-Iowa Honor Band and will play at a clinic). Tony has put in a lot of time and thought to putting together a conference that should offer something for everyone. While I hope Tony will be able to breathe a sigh of relief on Saturday, I will take a deep breath and try to grasp the weight of what is to come for me. It is becoming obvious to me that my term as IBA President may well be an important time for bands and for the arts in our schools. I plan to fully embrace my role as an advocate for the important work that all of you do and for the importance of what we teach. Schools of all sizes are seeing their programs put in danger by budget cuts and narrowing curricular focus. We must be active advocates for music education. What we teach is important and we must make that message heard loud and clear to administrators, legislators, and our communities. Please be in touch with me with ideas for the 2013 conference. I am hopeful to present a conference that will be valuable to everyone. Also, please don t hesitate to contact me with ideas for ways that IBA can be valuable to you. This organization is something I am very proud to have been associated with for the last 20 years and it will only stay as strong as we, as members, make it. I want to congratulate Tony for a great year as IBA President. I want to thank Rob Medd for his service to IBA during his tenure on the board. If you are able, please thank Steve Cook, Aaron Nuss, and Dick Redman for all they do to make IBA operate. I am going to be heavily relying on their experience and expertise in the next year. Thank you also to everyone who serve on IBA committees, serve as district leaders, and to people like Jayson Gerth, Dan Stecker, and Nate Sletten who do so much to make this organization strong. I am humbled by the task at hand and am looking forward to doing my best to continue IBA s proud tradition of excellence. Patrick J. Kearney IBA President-Elect PRESIDENT S REPORT It has been my sincere pleasure to serve as President of the Iowa Bandmasters Association. I consider it an honor and am especially appreciative of the opportunity to know our organization from a new perspective. It is important I recognize the support and dedication of the IBA Board of Directors, Steve Cook, Secretary; Dick The Iowa Bandmaster 67

70 Redman, Magazine Editor; Aaron Nuss, Treasurer; Rob Medd, IBA Past President; and Patrick Kearney, IBA President-Elect. I also recognize all past board members for the tradition of service embodied in the current Board of Directors and knowledge passed down over time. The wisdom and institutional memory held in the IBA Board of Directors is fundamentally important to our organization. I also extend my gratitude to the IBA Advisory Board and the District Presidents for their dedication and commitment. IBA March Project. This project is now up and running with two marches posted on the IBA website, the Iowa Band Law, by Karl King; and George Landers March, Clarence W. Dalbey. I would like to recognize all schools submitting audition recordings and supporting the project. I invite the membership to visit our website and hear the Ames High School Symphonic Band, Chris Ewan, Conductor, and the Ames High School, Andrew Buttermore, perform these marches. Congratulations Chris and Andrew. Special thanks to Jay Kahn for his assistance with program notes and Liz Fritz for her assistance with the website interface. I hope this project can continue and grow in the future. Young Conductors Program. We have six Young Conductors, one from each district, who will conduct a live band during this conference. I am excited for these educators and our membership as we experience Dr. Lowell Graham provide input for their (our) consideration. Recent conversations on this project with Leon Kuehner and others, have given me reason to consider a wider view. I would like to explore this concept more fully and examine the possibility of including elements of Iowa band history, IBA history and organization, internship opportunities, leadership training, and financial support. IBA-SCIBA Honor Band. I am proud to see this ensemble at our conference. The experience and knowledge gained will provide modeling and quality, anecdotal input to facilitate future discussions on this topic. I would like to recognize Paul Brizzi and Darin Haack for their unwavering commitment to carry the water on organizational aspects. It has been a monumental investment on their part. Special thanks to all the SCIBA directors who supported their students in the preparations. I will lead a discussion of this project. Friday, May 11, 4:00 pm, in the Council Bluffs Room. Exhibitor and Sponsor Recognitions. I would like to recognize all our Exhibitors and Sponsors for their support of the Iowa Bandmasters Association and the 85th Annual IBA Conference. Efforts have been made to highlight their commitments throughout the conference. I encourage our membership to offer words of appreciation and consider these individuals and organizations partnering decisions are made. Receptions-Mixer. (Past tense at time of report) I invite all conference attendees to gather at the President s All-Conference Reception to be held, Thursday, May 10, 5:45-7:00 in the City Center Lounge. It is my vision this will be a fun and relaxing way to gather and enjoy the social aspect of our profession. The City Center Lounge gives us a beautiful venue to join together and celebrate. There will be a few short recognitions and Dr. Lowell Graham, Keynote Speaker will offer a trailer for his Keynote Speech. The closing mixer at the Raccoon River Brewery will allow us to revisit an Old Favorite of past IBA Conferences. In closing, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the entire IBA membership for its support and encouragement during my time as IBA President. I wish President-Elect Patrick Kearney the best as he becomes President. I know he will be an exceptional and dedicated leader for our organization. Respectfully submitted, Tony Garmoe In Mem or iam Linda Jean Frazier Former IBA member Linda Jean Frazier died February 25, 2012, in Council Bluffs. She was 71. Linda was the only child of Fillmore and Grayce Frazier of Missouri Valley. Linda was active in band and choir at Missouri Valley High School. She played the oboe and her band instructor was Sid Wilcox. In 1958, she entered Buena Vista College as a piano major. She played oboe in the band for four years under the direction of W.B. Bill Green. Ms. Frazier taught music in the towns of Galva, Rembrandt and Albert City for 20 years. Her bands at Albert City were consistent Division I winners at Large Group Contest. She is survived by a son and two grandsons. Don t Forget to Make Reservations for the Annual IBA Spring Conference May 9-11, The Iowa Bandmaster

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