IGLLS Band

Parade of Bands Concert Thursday

Saturday, February 29, 2020 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized


Congrats to our 6th graders and Joey Ruden on their good performances last week at "Young at Heart," MS Solo Festival and SAAC.  You can all be very proud of the work  you did and how nicely your solo's sounded.

Parade of Bands concert is Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at the high school fieldhouse. Get there early as it fills up fast.

5th Grade students will have two "extra"practices with Mrs. Jepson at Lincoln this week on MONDAY and THURSDAY at 8:10. Mrs. Jepson has emailed parents about this.  As I understand it, if students are NOT at these practices, they will NOT be allowed to perform at the Parade of Bands Concert. So it is very important that you are at these practices at Lincoln.  I'll be returning the students to IGLLS and Sacred Heart after the rehearsals in my Spencer Schools bus. 

5th Grade band is Tuesday AT THE MS and Monday/Thursday at LINCOLN.  6th grade band at the MS is on Mon/Wed/Fri.

See you all at the Parade of Bands Concert,

Mr. Rutt

Solo Festival on Tuesday at the MS/5th Grade Lincoln Practices Mar. 2,5

Saturday, February 22, 2020 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized


Our 6th graders had a great day at the honor band in Sioux City.  They all learned a lot and played a nice concert that evening. Well done to Mary, Hadley, Tucker and Owen!  The soloists did a nice job playing their solos after chapel last week and will play them 3 times this week. The first time is at the Young at Heart group at FELC at 12:30 on Monday.  The solo festival at the MS is Tuesday. All of our students will play at Center 3 at 4:45 with Mr. Schwarck as the judge. Get there early so you have time to warm up and find your center. The last performance is Thursday at 11:15 at the Spencer Area Activity Center. Parents/grandparents are welcome to join us at any of the performances.

Parade of Bands concert is next Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at the high school fieldhouse. Get there early as it fills up fast.

5th Grade students will have two "extra"practices with Mrs. Jepson at Lincoln on March 2 and 5 at 8:10. Mrs. Jepson has emailed parents about this.  As I understand it, if students are NOT at these practices, they will NOT be allowed to perform at the Parade of Bands Concert. So it is very important that you are at these practices at Lincoln.  I'll be returning the students to IGLLS and Sacred Heart after the rehearsals. 

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

No lessons on Monday. Those lessons will be made up on Friday.

Keep practicing and turn in your slips, (this week you get double the rewards!)

Mr. Rutt

Solos on Wednesday/Honor Band on Thursday

Saturday, February 15, 2020 by Tom Rutt | Uncategorized


Our 6th grade band students and Joey Ruden will be playing their solos after chapel this Wednesday.  This is a good way to  get them ready for the MS Solo Festival next Tuesday.  On Thursday, our 6th grade band students will be traveling to Sioux City with Mrs. Bush and I for the rescheduled honor band at East High School. I've listened to all the 5th graders on their pieces for the Parade of Bands concert and they all sound ready to go!

I'd like to see more practice records as now is a good time to build confidence in your instrument..

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

Have fun with your music,

Mr. Rutt