Marching and Pep Bands

Marching Band


  Director of Bands

Ron Gann is the Director of Instrumental Music at Iowa Western Community College on the Council Bluffs Campus. He directs the Concert and Jazz Bands. Additionally, he directs the IWCC Athletic Bands. Mr. Gann is a retired veteran of active duty military with the Air Force and Army. His service placed him as a performing musician with the Army Training and Doctrine Command Band at Fort Monroe, Virginia and the Air Force Heartland of America Band at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He also served on staff as the Saxophone Instructor for the Armed Forces School of Music at Little Creek Amphibious Base, Virginia. Mr. Gann proudly led the Air Force Basic Training Drum & Bugle Corps at Lackland AFB, TX as a Military Training Instructor and just recently retired from the U.S. Air Force Academy as the Assistant Director and Military Trainer of the Cadet Drum & Bugle Corps in Colorado Springs, CO. His conducting experience not only included the Air Force Academy but also led the University of Michigan, Boise State University, San Diego State University and the University of Nevada-Reno.


Interested in audition or just general information about the band, please contact Mr. Gann at 712-325-3430 or e-mail   If you are on campus the Band Office is located in the Arts Center room #126A lower level.

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Band Members

Name Instrument Major From
Avery, David Trumpet Music Shenandoah, Iowa
Beckmann, Blaine Percussion Audio Engineering Omaha, NE
Blair, Caleb Tuba/Bass Guitar Audio Engineering Omaha, Nebraska
Blaney, Michaela Flute Music Abraham Lincoln H.S. Council Bluffs, Iowa
Bolt, Kyle Tuba General Studies Council Bluffs, Iowa
Bornhof, Lukas French Horn   Denison, Iowa
Boyle, David Baritone Media Studies Omaha Northwest H.S. Omaha, Nebraska
Brown, Adia Clarinet Biology Neola, Iowa
Butler, Jared Percussion Music Steam Boat Springs, Colorado
Butler, Dylan Percussion Music Steam Boat Springs, Colorado
Calfee, Megan Trombone Biology Clarinda, Iowa
Cameron, Morganne Clarinet Aviation Maintenance Atlantic, Iowa
Campos, Bri Clarinet Biology Waverly H.S. Nebraska
Chandler, Caitlyn Tuba Athletic Training Bellevue, Nebraska
Chavez, Jovany Tuba Spanish Bryan H.S. Omaha, Nebraska
Cronland, Jordan Percussion Audio Engineering Omaha, Nebraska
Croson, Ellie Color Guard/Clarinet Pre-physical Therapy Abraham Lincoln H.S. Council Bluffs, Iowa
Curiel, Viridiana Color Guard   Sioux City, Iowa
Darnell, Brianna Saxophone Secondary Education Logan, Iowa
Demanett, Symone Saxophone General Studies Randolph, Iowa
Edgar, Annie Trumpet    
Ehlert, Shea Guard/Flute Education K-12 Harlan H.S. Harlan, Iowa
Gray, Alica Flute Media Studies Louisville, Nebraska
Harvey, Layton Trumpet   Sloan, Iowa
Ingle, Josh "Jingle" Trumpet Music Glenwood, Iowa
Jensen, Brette Trombone Para Accounting Lenox H.S. Iowa
Jenson, Christian Trombone Music Glenwood, Iowa
Johnston, Seth Trumpet Music Sloan, Iowa
Kalkowski, Taryn Clarinet Music Lincoln, Nebraska
Kemnitz, Andy Sousaphone/Trombone Aviation Maintenance Hastings, Nebraska
Kennedy, Tristin Percussion Music St. Angars, IA
Lowery, Chris Percussion Media Studies Millard South H.S. Omaha, Nebraska
Lowndes, Vincent Trombone General Studies Papillion-LaVista South, Papillion, Nebraska
Mack, Robert Tuba Music Omaha South H.S. Omaha, Nebraska
McClane, Jolean Saxophone   Sidney, IA
Meachum, Aspen Baritone Nursing Clarinda, IA
Moore-Saufley, Promise Clarinet Music Shenandoah, Iowa
Mulligan, Ciaran Trombone Music Shenandoah, Iowa
Nielsen, Evan Trumpet Music Harlan H.S. Harlan, Iowa
Oberhelman, Mackenzie Color Guard Nursing Fort Dodge, Iowa
Palazzo, Lisa Clarinet Music Riverside H.S. Oakland, Iowa
Prindiville, Lily Percussion Veterinary Tech Wisconsin
Root, Aubrey Guard   Omaha, Nebraska
Rosenkaimer, Luke Clarinet General Studies Council Bluffs, Iowa
Savala, Haleigh Clarinet Nursing Missouri Valley, Iowa
Schembri, Jacob Baritone   Omaha, Nebraska
Schneider, Justin Saxophone Alto Engineering Lewis Central H.S. Council Bluffs, Iowa
Smith, Michael Saxophone Alto General Studies Omaha, Nebraska
Steffen, Sabrina Flute Music Columbus, Nebraska
Teckmeyer, Jared Trumpet General Studies Lincoln, Nebraska
Tye, Austin Trombone Engineering Glenwood, Iowa
Viola, Abraham French Horn   Council Bluffs, Iowa
Welle, April Percussion Music Fostoria, Iowa
Whannell, Connor Tuba   Underwood, Iowa