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 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.



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.


Dorian Vocal Festival

Congratulations to the five choral students selected to participate in the 2019 Dorian Vocal Festival at Luther College: Jon Herrington ’19, Allison Smith ’19, Melanie Comer ’19, Kelly Anzola ’19, and Jack Scordato ’19.  Mr. Herrington was also selected to sing in the Chamber Choir.  These students spent 2-3 days rehearsing, taking part in voice lessons with faculty members, listening to performances, and singing in a concert.  A video of the Grand Concert will be available in the coming weeks using this link: