Students Participating in State Music Events

Congratulations to Katelyn O’Brien ’25 (Choir), Tristen Gray ’25 (Choir), and AJ Barry ’24 (Band) for their selection to the IHSMA All-State Music Festival.  Additionally, Jackson Drumm ‘27 was selected to the 9th Grade ICDA OPUS Honor Choir. Both events are taking place this weekend on the campus of Iowa State University. The All-State Festival Concert will be recorded by Iowa Public Television and will air on Thanksgiving day. Check your local listing on the Iowa Public Television website for specific schedules and additional information.

Assumption Knight Players to Present One Act Showcase!

Assumption Knight Players to Present One Act Showcase

Join the Assumption Knight Players on Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 2 PM as they present a One Act Showcase at Assumption’s Sunderbruch Auditorium. There are six one act plays and one short film to be performed, all directed by student directors Miley Ashby, Ceci Booth, Adie Craig, Tatyana DelPreore, Lindsey Gerlach, Grace Hagerman, Charles James-Hoos, Wes Ossowski, and Emily Wichelmann. Miley Ashby, Ceci Booth, Lindsey Gerlach, and Wes Ossowski also wrote their original shows! Admission is $5 at the door and students with an activities pass get in for free.

Choir Events

Vocal music activities including Mass at Our Lady of Victory

This Sunday, April 23rd, the Assumption Choir will be participating in the 9:00 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Victory in Davenport. Please join them prayer!

Next Wednesday, April 26th, members of the choir will be presenting at vocal recital at 7:00 p.m. in the Assumption Cafeteria. The program will last about 45 min. and will include various solos and small ensembles.

Congratulations to the choir members who participated in the IHSMA District Solo and Small Ensemble festival on March 25th at Anamosa High School. Five entries received a Division I rating and five entries received a Division II rating.

Come out and support these great musicians!

The Assumption Knight Players Present Annie! This Weekend!

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations… and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Come see Annie at Assumption High School’s Sunderbruch Auditorium on March 3 and 4 at 7 PM and March 5 at 2 PM. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and students without an activity pass. Tickets available online at or cash or check at the door.


Honor Band News

Assumption High School Band had a very busy week with participants at 3 different area honor bands! On Monday, January 16, 17 students were selected for the MAC Conference Honor Band, held at Central DeWitt High School. 8 out of 10 schools in the MAC were represented. Students rehearsed in 2 bands, one for 9-10 grade and one for 11-12 grade. The 9-10 grade band was directed by Mrs. Jennifer Williams, director of bands and Ankeny High School, and the 11-12 band was directed by Dr. Duane Bierman, director of bands at University of Nebraska-Kearney. Students selected for the 9-10 grade band were Olivia Fernando – Flute, Elisabeth Weyeneth – Clarinet, Geno DelPreore – Alto Saxophone, Alex Hady – Trumpet, and Ben Bates – Percussion. Students selected for the 11-12 band were Alison Byrne – Flute, Bianca Connelly – Flute, Michael Lochner – Clarinet, Kristen Byrne – Clarinet, Maggie Burchett – Clarinet, Tatyana DelPreore – Contra Alto Clarinet, Leah Wilson – Trumpet, Grace Hagerman – Trumpet, Lindsey Gerlach – Trombone, AJ Barry – Euphonium, Nathan Roman – Tuba, and Anna Schuster – Percussion.

On Friday, January 20, 10 Assumption students participated in the University of Dubuque Honor Band. Students rehearsed under the direction of Dr. Nolan Hauta and Dr. Evan Glickman of the University of Dubuque. Students from 3 states participated. At the honor band concert on Friday night, 4 Assumption students were presented with music scholarships to the University of Dubuque! Students receiving scholarships were Grace Hagerman, David Lochner, Michael Lochner, and Anna Schuster. Students participating in the University of Dubuque Honor Band were Michael Lochner – Clarinet, Elisabeth Weyeneth – Clarinet, Grace Hagerman – Trumpet, David Lochner – Trombone, Lindsey Gerlach – Trombone, AJ Barry – Euphonium, Tatyana DelPreore – Contra Alto Clarinet, Adie Craig – Percussion, Anna Schuster – Percussion, and Noah Whitlock – Percussion.

Finally, Michael Lochner, auditioned and was selected on clarinet for the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association (SEIBA) Honor Band, held at the Voxman School of Music on the campus of the University of Iowa. The SEIBA High School Honor Band was under the director of Dr. Mark Heidel, director of bands at the University of Iowa. Students rehearsed all day and performed an outstanding concert that night.

Congrats to all of our honor band students!