Choir-Band Trip – Kansas City

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.


2019 Assumption Choir Camp

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

Daily Schedule:

  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1:30 Full Choir Rehearsal – Fundamentals/Choir Music
  • 1:30-1:45 Snack Break
  • 1:45-2:30 Full Choir Rehearsal incorporating Sectional Time/Group Lessons


  • All campers receive an Assumption Choir Water Bottle and daily snack.
  • A public concert for friends and family in Assumption’s Sunderbruch Auditorium will be held on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Contact: Choir Director Trevor Loes at

Knight Notation Jazz Choir

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.


Music Department Presents Awards to 2017 Seniors

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.