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Thirteen FDMS Students Selected to NCIBA Honor Band

November 6, 2014

November 6, 2014, Fort Dodge, IA-  Thirteen students from the Fort Dodge Middle School were selected for the 2014 North Central Iowa Bandmasters Association (NCIBA) Honor Band.  The NCIBA Honor Band will perform Saturday, November 15, at 5 p.m. at John Adams Middle School in Mason City.

A total of 200 students were selected from north central Iowa’s seventh and eighth grade bands.  The students are divided into two 100 piece bands for the festival and concert.

“We have thirteen great students representing Fort Dodge,” said Roger Steig, FDMS band director.  “Participating in an honor band will give these outstanding musicians a chance to play some very challenging music.  It makes them better players and they can bring what they learn through this experience back to school to share with their peers.”

Students representing Fort Dodge Middle School are:

7th Grade:

Geoffrey Astor – tuba

Grace Champagne – oboe

Sydney Karr – clarinet

Johnathon Madden – euphonium

Nathan Madden – trumpet

Taylor Smith - clarinet


8th Grade:

Austin Andrews – tuba

Ben Gardner – bassoon

Keziah Henkelman – trombone

Nehemiah Hippen – trombone

Annie Niemeyer – alto saxophone

Kayla Smith – clarinet

Marissa Smith - trumpet


The mission of the Fort Dodge Community School District is to provide quality learning experiences and build relationships the develop productive citizens ready for their futures.  For more information about the Fort Dodge Community Schools visit or call 515.576.1161.  Our Schools. Our Community. Our Pride.



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