IW Bands

Marching Band


Don Fisher, Director of Bands

Don is a native of Saint Charles, IL, where he started playing clarinet.  In high school, Don was placed in the auditioned Wind Ensemble, playing bass clarinet, a skill he continued through college.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Eastern Illinois University in 2012, where he proceeded to teach in the ROWVA school district in northwestern Illinois.  There he taught K-12 music and band, recruiting one of the largest band programs in ROWVA's history.  He taught successfully at all grade levels, leading the Marching Tigers to a number of placements in various competitions around the state.  While living in Galesburg, Don and his wife, River, enjoyed performing in various musicals with the Prairie Players Civic Theatre, most recently performing in the starring roles of Inga and Igor in Mel Brooks' adaptation of "Young Frankenstein".  Don was a Conducting Graduate Assistant at Eastern Illinois University, serving the Band Division where his duties included music arranging and drill writing for the Panther Marching Band, serving as a music and visual technician for the Panther Marching Band, Guest Conducting for the concert bands on campus, and maintaining instrument and locker inventory for the Department of Music.  He currently resides in Omaha, NE.


Interested in audition or just general information about the band, please contact Mr. Fisher at 712-325-3430 or e-mail dfisher@iwcc.edu  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, Nebraska
Blair, Caleb Tuba/Bass Guitar Audio Engineering Omaha, Nebraska
Blaney, Michaela Flute Music Council Bluffs, Iowa
Boldt, Kyle Tuba/Bass Trombone General Studies Council Bluffs, Iowa
Bornhof, Lukas French Horn  Media Studies Schleswig, Iowa
Boyle, David Baritone Media Studies Omaha, Nebraska
Brown, Adia Clarinet Biology Neola, Iowa
Butler, Jared Percussion Music Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Butler, Dylan Percussion Music Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Calfee, Megan Trombone Biology Clarinda, Iowa
Cameron, Morganne Clarinet Aviation Maintenance Atlantic, Iowa
Campos, Bri Clarinet Biology Eagle, Nebraska
Chandler, Caitlyn Tuba/Percussion Athletic Training Bellevue, Nebraska
Chavez, Jovany Tuba Spanish Omaha, Nebraska
Cronland, Jordan Percussion Audio Engineering Omaha, Nebraska
Croson, Ellie Color Guard/Clarinet Nursing Council Bluffs, Iowa
Curiel, Viridiana Color Guard Education K-12 Sioux City, Iowa
Darnell, Brianna Saxophone Education K-12 Logan, Iowa
Demanett, Symone Saxophone Pre-Med Randolph, Iowa
Edgar, Annie Trumpet  Nursing Kingsley, Iowa
Ehlert, Shea Guard/Flute Education K-12 Harlan, Iowa
Gray, Alicia Flute Media Studies Louisville, Nebraska
Harvey, Layton Trumpet Automotive Technology Sloan, Iowa
Ingle, Josh "Jingle" Trumpet Music Glenwood, Iowa
Jensen, Brette Trombone Para Accounting Lenox, Iowa
Jenson, Christian Trombone Music Glenwood, Iowa
Johnston, Seth Trumpet Music Hornick, Iowa
Kalkowski, Taryn Clarinet Music Lincoln, Nebraska
Kemnitz, Andy Sousaphone/Trombone Aviation Maintenance Hastings, Nebraska
Kennedy, Tristin Percussion Music St. Angars, Iowa
Lowery, Chris Percussion General Studies Omaha, Nebraska
Lowndes, Vincent Trombone General Studies Papillion, Nebraska
Mack, Robert Percussion Music Omaha, Nebraska
Meacham, Aspen Baritone Nursing Clarinda, Iowa
Moore-Saufley, Promise Clarinet Music Fremont-Mills, Iowa
Mulligan, Ciaran Trombone Music Shenandoah, Iowa
Nielsen, Evan Trumpet Music Harlan, Iowa
Prindiville, Lily Percussion Veterinary Tech Tomah, Wisconsin
Root, Aubrey Guard Forensic Investigation Omaha, Nebraska
Rosenkaimer, Luke Clarinet General Studies Council Bluffs, Iowa
Savala, Haleigh Clarinet Nursing Missouri Valley, Iowa
Schneider, Justin Saxophone Alto Engineering Council Bluffs, Iowa
Smith, Michael Saxophone Alto General Studies Omaha, Nebraska
Steffen, Sabrina Flute Theatre Columbus, Nebraska
Story, Natalie Clarinet General Studies/Veterinary Tech College Springs, Iowa
Teckmeyer, Jared Trumpet General Studies Lincoln, Nebraska
Tye, Austin Trombone Engineering Glenwood, Iowa
Viola, Abraham French Horn Music Council Bluffs, Iowa
Welle, April Percussion Music Fostoria, Iowa