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Music Department News and Press Releases

March 3, 2014

The Spring Coffee House musical performances at Iowa Lakes Community College will be held on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. Performances will be held in “The Max” Student Center on the Estherville campus. The evening will feature vocal and instrumental performers from Iowa Lakes who will be showcasing their...

February 28, 2014

The cast for the Iowa Lakes Community College community production of Les Misérables will include over 60 actors and actresses, including college students, adults, and children from northwest Iowa and Minnesota. Les Misérables is now the world’s longest-running musical and seen by over 65 million people in 42 countries. This...

February 3, 2014

Valentine’s Day this year can be made even more special for loved ones with a Singing Valentine delivered by the Iowa Lakes Men’s Quartet.  On Friday, February 14, the Iowa Lakes Men’s Quartet will deliver Singing Valentines for area residents and business people looking for a fun and exciting new...

January 29, 2014

Love is in the air! Celebrate the season with Valentine’s Coffee House performances in The Max Student Center on the Estherville campus on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. by the Iowa Lakes vocal and instrumental groups, joined by a variety of Iowa Lakes students, alumni, and...

January 23, 2014

Twenty-one area high school show and jazz choirs will participate in the 2014 Iowa Lakes Show and Jazz Choir Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 28, and Wednesday, Jan. 29. The choirs will be performing for returning clinicians Dr. Kurt Runestad from Doane College and Clay Blackman from Omaha. The show choirs...

January 23, 2014

The second and final day of competition in the 40th Annual Jazz Band Contest at Iowa Lakes Community College has been completed. Winners from Thursday, Jan. 23, include: Class 2A: 1st – South Central Calhoun, under the direction of Tom Plummer 2nd – Okoboji under the direction of Greg Forney...

January 22, 2014

The first day of competition in the 40th Annual Jazz Band Contest at Iowa Lakes Community College has been completed. Winners from Wednesday, Jan. 22, include: Class 1A: 1st – Prairie Valley, under the direction of Dianna Hanna 2nd – Central Lyon, under the direction of Sherwin Langholdt 3rd –...

January 21, 2014

The Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College met Tuesday afternoon in Estherville and reviewed a wide variety of topics at their meeting – including the value of music programs at the college. By providing music opportunities at Iowa Lakes, students who wish to major in music can get...

January 13, 2014

Next week, Iowa Lakes Community College will be hosting hundreds of high school students for two days of performances with feedback from experienced judges. On Tuesday and Wednesday, January 22-23, the 40th Annual Jazz Band Contest for area high school bands will take place. Twenty one schools will travel to...

January 2, 2014

Do You Hear the People Sing? Les Misérables, the musical phenomenon that has enthralled spectators all over the globe, is coming to Iowa Lakes Community College this spring! Iowa Lakes Community College’s production of Les Misérables will be directed by Carol Ayres and Brett Fuelberth. A large cast is needed,...

December 20, 2013

Do You Hear the People Sing? Les Misérables, the musical phenomenon that has enthralled spectators all over the globe, is coming to Iowa Lakes Community College next spring! Iowa Lakes Community College’s production of Les Misérables will be directed by Carol Ayres and Brett Fuelberth. Auditions will be held on...

November 27, 2013

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  The Iowa Lakes Music Department is hereby announcing the Lords and Ladies of the castle for the 14th Annual Elizabethan Madrigal Feaste!   On Saturday, Dec.7, Chris McArdle will serve as Lord of the evening. Chris has been a great lordly leader in the Estherville “Kingdom,”...

November 27, 2013

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year – ring it in with sounds of the season, coffee and spiced cider, and homemade treats at the Holiday Harmonies Coffee House on Friday, December 13, in The Max Student Center on the Estherville campus.  Performances will begin at 7 p.m....

November 27, 2013

Come celebrate the reason for the season at the Community Advent Celebration at the Sami Center for the Performing Arts, Spirit Lake. Several area churches and local musicians will join Iowa Lakes Community College music students for the concert of lessons and carols at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 9....

November 13, 2013

Huzzah and good tidings! The lorde and layde of the castle request the honor of your presence at the Fourteenth Annual Elizabethan Madrigal Feaste. This year’s festivities will again be held in a neighboring castle, The Estherville VFW, on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, at half-past six in...

November 7, 2013

Four Iowa Lakes instrumentalists have been selected to perform in the 20th Annual Iowa Collegiate All-Star Concert Band. Students will be on the Iowa State University Campus on Nov. 22, for rehearsal, and at the Ames City Auditorium on Nov. 23, for the concert.   The students selected include:  Charlie...

October 22, 2013

The Iowa Lakes Music Department is pleased to announce a second October Coffee House to be held on Sat., Oct. 26.   It will begin at 7 p.m. and be held at VFW Post #3388, 314 South 1st Street in Estherville.   The evening’s performances will include an assortment of...

September 28, 2013

The ever-popular Coffee House series is back for the new college year, featuring a variety of talented students and community members. The first Coffee House will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. in “The Max” Student Center on the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes Community College.   The...

September 11, 2013

More than 1,000 veterans, their families and fairgoers gathered in the Events Center at the Clay County Fair on Monday in honor of Veteran’s Day. It was evident everyone enjoyed the program, in particular the many performances by the Iowa Lakes choir and band, as the crowd sang along with...

July 24, 2013

Do You Hear the People Sing? Les Misérables, the musical phenomenon that has enthralled spectators all over the globe, is coming to Iowa Lakes Community College next spring!   Based on the masterwork by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables shares the lives of men, women, and children struggling to survive and...

June 4, 2013

Five concerts will be held during the 33rd  Annual Iowa Lakes Community College Reggie Schive Summer Jazz Camp next week and the public is invited to attend.   The concerts will be Monday through Thursday, June 10-13, and will feature the camp headliners and the camp participants. The headliners will...

May 29, 2013

The 33rd Annual Iowa Lakes Community College Reggie Schive Summer Jazz Camp will be held on the Estherville campus June 9-13.   The camp includes five fun-filled, exciting and educationally packed days with some of the finest jazz educators in the country. Students in grades seven through college and older...

April 24, 2013

The end of the academic year is near, along with the last Coffee House musical performances at Iowa Lakes Community College on Monday, April 29.   Performances will be held in “The Max” Student Center on the Estherville campus. The evening will feature the Iowa Lakes Jazz Band, Jazz Singers,...

April 12, 2013

The Iowa Lakes Community College Chamber Choir will join forces with the choirs of Briar Cliff University, Morningside College, the University of South Dakota, and the Siouxland Master Chorale to perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 1 – A Sea Symphony.   The performance will be held at the spectacular...

April 12, 2013

The Iowa Lakes Community College Handbell Choir will present a free concert for area residents. On Sunday, April 21, the public is invited to attend the performance which will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 3501 Hill Avenue, in Spirit Lake.   The Iowa Lakes Community College Handbell Choir...

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