Alta Kiwanis Notes

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Alta Kiwanis met Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Wel-Life.

The meeting featured two speakers - Corbet Butler and Luke Miller of Alta-Aurelia music department.

Mr. Butler is in his first year as instrumental band director.

He is a 2011 grad of Buena Vista University. Currently 32 students are in band. Emphasis has been placed on field marching band. Also, Mr. Butler is looking forward to defending the state champion title earned a year ago by the jazz band. Mr. Corbet stated that the A-A music dept. would phase out older instruments and would like to purchase a new bassoon and baritone sax. More chairs are alo needed in the band room.

Luke Miller is in his second year as vocal music director. He grew up in Ida Grove, graduating from Iowa State University. He has taught for a total of 11 years. Presently, 77 students are in vocal music.

They participate in four concerts a year, having recently completed a fall concert which included seventh and eighth graders. Some upcoming events include a salute to veterans on Friday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. and the high school musical "Once Upon a Mattress" to be held at the Roxy Theater in Alta Nov. 9, 10, and 11.

Vocal music needs for the coming year include new risers, a sound shell and chairs. Funds could be raised through various grants.

Next pop can collection is set for Friday, Dec. 7. Two new board members have been found.

Kiwanis members will be making pancakes for the Alta Horizons fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m.-1p.m.

Members voted to continue support Alta-Aurelia music dept. possibily through grant monies.

Kiwanis will sponsor coffee at Wel-Life Alta Nov. 16 at 9a.m.