St. Clair, Larson Honored By Northwest Iowa Bandmasters Association

Sheldon, Iowa — The directors of Sheldon’s high school and middle school bands both received honors Wednesday night during the Northwest Iowa Bandmaster’s Association Fall Meeting.

The school band directors from a 15-county area in northwest Iowa presented Orab high school band director Cliff St. Clair with the prestigious Martin Crandall Award, which acknowledges one high school band director from northwest Iowa each year. St. Clair tells us more.

St. Clair says he was both honored and humbled by the award.

In addition to St. Clair winning the Martin Crandall Award, Orab middle school band director Jeana Larson was elected by the group to represent the Northwest Iowa Bandmasters Association as their candidate for President-Elect of the state organization, the Iowa Bandmaster’s Association. Larson tells us more.

She says she was shocked to be elected by her northwest Iowa peers.

Larson says she feels honored to represent northwest Iowa in the state organization’s presidential election.

If Larson is elected by the members of all six Iowa Bandmasters area associations, she would serve as president-elect for the 2020-2021 school year, and serve as the state bandmaster’s association president for the 2021-2022 school year. She says the state-wide election will take place early next spring, with the results announced soon thereafter.

The two Orab instrumental instructors were honored Wednesday night during the Northwest Iowa Bandmasters Association September Meeting, which is held the first Wednesday in September each year in Cherokee, which is chosen as the meeting’s location due to it’s location in the geographical center of the Northwest Iowa Bandmasters Association district.



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