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2008 - Rembrandt Alumni Band - Rod Shedenhelm, Director
--From the Sioux Rapids Bulletin Press, July 24, 2008

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The Rembrandt Alumni Banquet was held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt on July 19. The Rembrandt Alumni and Friends Band played fourteen band selections and sang four songs. The Rembrandt Alumni Band began in 2001 for Rembrandt's Centennial and has continued for eight years. The concert was dedicated to Myron Teague, the band director at Rembrandt School from 1954 to 1961.

The band played a popular march, "Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa. This march was also played at Mr. Teague's funeral four weeks ago. The concert ended with the rousing Rembrandt School song to the tune of Notre Dame Victory March.

The fifteen band members are front row, left to right, Cordy Peterson, Class of '59, Reinbeck, Iowa; Sandy Halverson, Sioux City; Helene Ducas Viall '63, Des Moines; Sharon Breckenfelder Stanberry '58, Orlean, Virginia; Don McKibben '60, San Diego, California; Eloise Mosbo Obman '60, Rembrandt; Paul Mosbo '58, Cortland, New York; Richard Iehl, Albert City. Second row, left to right, Karl Knutson, son of a former Rembrandt superintendent, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Jessica Rix, Sioux Rapids; Lavila Nelson, Sanborn, Iowa; Keith Moe, Albert City; Rod Shedenhelm, band director, Sioux Rapids; Rolf Mosbo '67, Rembrandt; and Marcia Binder Iehl '50, Albert City.

The banquet was held in the basement of Our Savior's Lutheran Church with Jeanne's Getaway of Rembrandt catering a delicious meal. The hall was decorated in Rembrandt's school colors of purple and white, using bricks of the school, awards won by the band, a Rembrandt band uniform, and memorabilia books of the town. Rolf Mosbo was the MC. The entertainment was "Passing the Microphone" and each guest related their memories. The oldest alumni was 92 years old, Evelyn Junkermeier Benna of Albert City in the Class of 1935. The youngest alumni was Syd Peterson of Rembrandt, "Class of 1976." To begin the program, the guests sang the Rembrandt School song, accompanied by Helene Ducas Viall on the piano.