Congratulations to our 2020 Iowa High School Music Association All-State musicians!
Annette Baker – Soprano I
Madeline Murphy – Soprano II
Noah McCracken – Euphonium
Members of the Assumption Choir and Band enjoyed a trip to Kansas City at the end of March. The band had a clinic at Kansas City Community College, the choir had a clinic with renowned choral conductor, Charles Bruffy, and the choir sang for Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The students also visited the National WWI Museum, the American Jazz Museum, and enjoyed performances by the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus, as well as, the Manhattan Transfer and Take 6.
What: 2019 Assumption Choir Camp
Who: For Students entering Grades 5-8 (Fall 2019)
Where: Assumption High School Choir Room
When: June 10-13, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Download: 2019 Choir Camp Registration Form
Concert: June 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 make checks payable to: Assumption HS
– add $20 for lunch (see form below)
– deduct $5 if attending Band Camp
Deadline: June 3, 2019
Contact: Choir Director Trevor Loes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the Assumption jazz choir, Knight Notation! On February 4th they attended the IHSMA State Jazz Choir Festival at North Scott H. S. in Eldridge and earned a Division 1 rating from all three judges. On February 15th they will participate in the Solon Vocal Jazz Festival at Solon H. S. in Solon, IA. The members include Nathan Seutter ’19, Madeline Murphy ’21, Abby Schauer ’19, Jon Herrington ’19, Kelly Anzola ’19, and Melanie Comer ’19.
The band, under the direction of Mrs. Erin Mahr, held its final concert of the year on May 16 and awards were presented to four seniors. The John Philip Sousa Award was presented to Mary Jacobsen, while the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award was given to Emma Gradin, and the Semper Fidelis Award went to Emma Baldwin. The Band nominee for the Fine Arts Hall of Fame was Jonathan Underwood.
The choir, led by Mr. Trevor Loes, held its final concert on May 10 at St. Anthony’s in Davenport. The concert featured pieces learned throughout the year and awards were presented to three seniors. Emily Lemons was awarded the U.S. Navy Choral Award, while McLean Casey was honored with the National Choral Award, and Brad Heinrichs was presented the Iowa Choral Directors Association Award. Heinrichs was also named the Fine Arts Wall of Fame selection for 2017.