IGLLS Band

Strong Foundations Concert on Thursday!

Saturday, January 18, 2020 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized

This Thursday, Mary, Hadley, Tucker and Owen will join with the other selected honor band students from the public school and head to Sioux City on Thursday to take part in the Strong Foundations 6th Grade Honor Band at  East High School in Sioux City. There are two bands of 100 each and they are directed by outstanding area music educators. They will present a concert that night at 6 p.m.  Our students have been working hard on their music and are looking forward to playing with other exceptional musicians from northwest Iowa.  Mrs. Boyens and myself will accompany the students that day so there are no lessons on Thursday. 

5th Grade band is TUESDAY/THURSDAY AT THE MS. 6th grade band at the MS on Wed/Fri.

Daily practice is the key to success,

Mr. Rutt

Good Start to 2020!

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized


We had a good first week of lessons. Luckily no one was sick. Wash those hands and washing your mouthpiece wouldn't hurt either. With the cold weather comes colds, so try and stay healthy. Woodwinds should put a lightly moist paper towel in their cases a couple of times a week to help your pads not dry out like our skin. 6th Grade should be working on honor band and band solos. 

5th Grade band is TUESDAY/THURSDAY AT THE MS. 6th grade band at the MS on Mon/Wed/Fri.

Have your parents sign your practice record,

Mr. Rutt

Welcome Back!

Saturday, January 4, 2020 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized

Welcome back to Band.  Hope everyone had a nice vacation and even got in some practice on your instruments. Try to get back to your regular practice time or if you haven't been practicing as much, now is the time to  get into the good habit. We'll get so much more done at lessons if you've put in the work at home.  Start with a fun song and then challenge yourself.  Finish up with a song you like. 

5th Grade band is TUESDAY/THURSDAY AT THE MS. 6th grade band at the MS on Mon/Wed/Fri.

Remember to get your practice record signed,

Mr. Rutt