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SCIBA Honor Band

December 6, 2016

Nathan Ver Meer has worked very hard and now his work is paying off, last week he was accepted to the South Central Iowa Band Association’s (SCIBA) Honor Band. Congratulations Nathan!!

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2016 Iowa All-State Audition

October 23, 2016

Congratulations to Pella High School junior,  Adam Smart for being accepted to Iowa All-State band on euphonium.

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Tuba Recital

April 26, 2016

Congratulations to Hudy Serotta, my Cornell College tuba student, on a successful senior recital. I was not able to attend,  but he made tons of progress in his  preparation and had a wonderful dress rehearsal. Best of luck in the future and keep in touch!

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UNI Scholarship

March 7, 2016

A HUGE Congratulations to my student, Terra, on being awarded a full scholarship to attend the University of Northern Iowa, School of Music. It has a been a pleasure teaching you!

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2015 Iowa All-State

October 29, 2015

Congratulations to Terra Hill of West High School, Iowa City, for being excepted to the Iowa All-State Band for the second year in a row on euphonium. Another euphonium student, Adam Smart, selected as an alternate from Pella High School. Great Job Adam. My other students (trombone) also did a great job, but not selected, […]

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University of Iowa honor band

February 24, 2015

Congratulations to Terra Hill for being selected 1st chair Euphonium at the 2015 University of Iowa Honor Band.

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Eastern Iowa Brass Band Concerto Competition Winner

February 24, 2015

Congratulations to Ben Ostrem for winning the Eastern Iowa Brass Band Concerto Competition high school division.  

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2014 Iowa All-State Band Results

November 10, 2014

Congratulations to my euphonium students Ben and Terra for a successful All-State audition!

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Senior Recital

May 1, 2014

Tevin completed his senior recital at Cornell College successfully. Congratulations, Tevin! You have come a long way in four years while studying with me at Cornell College and I am glad I had the opportunity to teach and meet you. Keep up the good work, it will go a long way in the future.   […]

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Simone Mantia

February 12, 2014

One of my euphonium students is working on a Simone Mantia theme and variations piece. The first lesson, the student presented the piece and it brought back memories of practicing in Mantia’s advanced method book, The Trombone Virtuoso, with my first trombone teacher Dr. James Roberts. It is not as popular  a method book now because of […]

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