Music Camp

This week students in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 participated in our music camp, having played in the band and/or singing in the choir.  Pictured are the members of the choir.  Great work this week, kids!

 

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

Highlights:

  • 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 trevor.loes@assumptionhigh.org

2019 Assumption Concert Band Camp

What: 2019 Assumption Concert Band Camp

Who: For Students entering Grades 6-8 (Fall 2019)

Where: Assumption High School Band Room

When: June 10-13, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Download: 2019 Concert Band 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)

– deduct $5 if attending Choir Camp

Deadline: June 3, 2019

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:00-9:30 Full Band Rehearsal – Fundamentals/Band Music
  • 9:30-10:15 Snack Break and Games
  • 10:15-11:00 Sectional Time/Group Lessons
  • 11:00-12:00 Full Band Rehearsal incorporating Sectional Time/Group Lessons

Highlights:

  • All campers receive an Assumption Band 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: Band Director Erin Mahr at erin.mahr@assumptionhigh.org

Service Hours – Saturday, March 23rd

Assumption is hosting the Iowa High School Music Association 3A Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, and we really need volunteers! Your time is eligible for service hours, and many of the jobs are as simple as sitting at a table following a schedule, or serving concessions, or taking admission money. Any time you are able to help out is appreciated. We also have set-up time on Friday and tear-down on Saturday, if you’d rather do that. Here is the link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084fafac28aaf94-ihsma4 . If you have trouble signing up, just e-mail me and let me know what spot you want to volunteer for.

Thanks!

Mrs. Mahr

Band Director

Assumption High School

Knight Notations

The Knight Notation Jazz Choir participated in the Solon Vocal Jazz Festival in Solon, Iowa on February 15th.  The ensemble peformed well and received a score that was 35 points higher than last year’s score.  Congratulations, Knight Notation!  Ensemble members include: Nathan Seutter ‘19, Madeline Murphy ’21, Kelly Anzola ’19, Abby Schauer ’19, Jon Herrington ’19, and Melanie Comer ’19.

Choir News

Congratulations to soprano Abigail Schauer ’19 on her selection to participate in the Iowa State Honor Choir in Ames on February 10th and 11th.  She was 1 of only 100 singers from across the state selected to participate.  Way to go Abby!

                     

AHS Choir – Red Dinner Mass

Many thanks to the 20 members of the Assumption Choir who braved the weather to sing at the Red Dinner Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on February 7th.  They sang beautifully, and it was an honor to sing for Bishop Thomas Zinkula, Bishop Emertitus Martin Amos, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.