Band and Color Guard

Color Guard

Our color guard performs choreographed dances and routines with various equipment to enhance and interpret the music of the marching band. The team performs at home football games and marching competitions. 

Color Guard Highlights
21-22 Marching Band Urbandale Marching Invitational, first place
21-22 Pella Marching Dutch Invitational, second place
21-22 West Marshall Marching Invitation, second place 

Band 

Music DMC’s instrumental music program encompasses concert band, marching band and pep band. The group competes in State contests, and plays at home football and basketball games and additional concerts throughout the year. 

Jazz Ensemble is an auditioned group that plays a wide variety of “jazz” music from swing, Latin, funk and the blues. The group has a competitive season, with the goal of qualifying for the Iowa Jazz Championships. In the spring DMC hosts an annual Jazz Night for the community.

Marching Band Highlights 

21-22 Marching Band Urbandale Marching Invitational, first place band, best drumline
21-22 Marching Band Pella Marching Dutch Invitational, third place 
20-21 Marching Band IHSMA State Contest Division I rating 
19-20 Marching Band IHSMA State Contest Division I rating
18-19 Concert Band State Division I rating
17-18 Concert Band State Division I rating 

Jazz Band Highlights 

20-21 1st place at Jim Coffin Jazz Festival
19-20 2nd place at Jack Oatts Jazz Festival and Simpson College Jazz Festival
18-19 1st Place at Jack Oatts Jazz Festival and Simpson College Jazz Festival; State Division I rating

Directors

Rob Lane, High School Band Director
Doug Gibson, 5-8th grade Band Director 
Jennifer Hawkins, Color Guard Director