Summer is just a week away! Check out the band calendar links below to make sure you are up to date.
Date Event Location Time
October 3 FB v. Johnston Morningside College 5pm
October 5 Festival of Bands Sioux Falls, SD All-Day
October 12 ISHMA – Dutchmen FC Sheldon & Orange City All-Day
October 15 Indoor Marching Concert NHS Gym Evening
October 19 Quad State – Waukee Invite Vermillion & Waukee All-Day
October 26 All State Auditions Storm Lake, IA Day
November 2 NWIA Honor Band Audition Storm Lake Day
November 21-23 All-State Music Festival Ames Day
December 16 NHS Winter Concert NHS Gym Evening
January 11 NWIA Honor Band Festival Eppley Aud. All-Day
January 21 Jazz Band Concert NHS Aud. Evening
March 6 NHS Band Concert NHS Aud. Evening
April 12 IHSMA Solo & Ensemble West High School Day
April 28 Jazz Concert Bellevue Ballroom Evening
May 2 Spring Concert NHS Aud. 7pm
All dates are subject to change.
Pep Band and Jazz Band schedules will be released in the coming weeks.
North High School has a new band director! Lucas Sursely from Madison, South Dakota. He will be in town Wednesday, May 22nd. He will be visiting both the high school and the middle school to meet the kids. We will have more information out to you in the next week or so.
Lucas Sursely grew up in Rochester, Minnesota. He joined band his sophomore year at Rochester John Marshall. In high school he studied with his band director Brad Mitchell and privately with Scott Olaff. In 2000 Mr. Sursely enrolled at South Dakota State University where he studied percussion under Mr. James Mckinney and Mr. Steve Tobin. While at SDSU, Mr. Sursely participated in concert band, marching band and percussion ensemble. Additionally, he was a member of “SuFuDu” and Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps. He was also an assistant staff member at Roosevelt High School under the direction of Mr. Shane Macklin. His responsibilities included overseeing the marching percussion section and running percussion ensembles during the winter months. Mr. Sursely’s first full time band position was at Martin County West Schools in Sherburn, MN. In the fall of 2007, Mr. Sursely took over the Madison band program. He is honored to have conduct the Spirit of Madison marching band, concert band, jazz band and winter drumline. In addition, he conducted three middle school concert bands and a unique general music class that combines bucket drumming with outrageous skits.
Welcome to North High Band Mr. Sursely!
*** IMPORTANT ***
The following update to our band schedule was issued today:
Tuesday, August 14 – 6:45 – 7:45 AM
Wednesday, August 15 – No Rehearsal due to the District Convocation. The
band room will not be available for sectionals either.
Thursday, August 16 – 6:45 – 7:45 AM
Friday, August 17 – 6:45 – 7:45 AM
Monday, August 20 – 6:45 – 7:45 AM
Monday, August 20 – Required Performance – “Fall Rollout” , Dress is new
band shirt, shorts of choice, athletic shoes, meet in the band room at
5:45 PM – Program starts in the Gym at 6:30 PM
Remember, rehearsals take place rain or shine.
Kevin P. Massey
Director of Instrumental Music
North High School
Band Camp starts on Aug 6th at 8:00 AM. Sectionals start on July 31st at 4:00 PM. Check out the Band Camp page for details!