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The Rembrandt Alumni Band members are: Front row, left to right: Sandy Halverson, Sioux City; Helene Ducas Viall '63, Des Moines; Cordy Peterson '59, Reinbeck, Iowa; Eloise Mosbo Obman ’60, Rembrandt; and Marcia Binder Iehl ’50, Albert City. Second row: Lavila Nelson, Sanborn; Keith Moe, Albert City; Rod Shedenhelm, band director, Sioux Rapids; Rolf Mosbo '67, Spencer; and Paul Mosbo ’58, Cortland, New York. Back row: Karl Knutson, son of a former Rembrandt superintendent, Cedar Rapids.



Rembrandt Band Plays On

From the Sioux Rapids Bulletin Press, Thursday, July 21, 2011

The annual Rembrandt Alumni Association Reunion was held Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt.

There was an excellent representation of the classes receiving special recognition: 1951 (60th), 1961 (50th), 1971 (40th), and 1976 (35th). Many alumni also got together Friday evening. To see who was in those classes, just go to www.Rembrandtschool.com.

The Rembrandt Alumni Band, directed by Rod Shedenhelm, performed a one-hour concert at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, ending with “Stars and Stripes Forever” and the school song. Following the concert, about 130 people attended the banquet, catered by the Rembrandt Grille.

Rolf Mosbo, MC for the evening, led everybody in singing the school song, and he and Valerie Mosbo read the names of everybody there.

The program was “passing the mike,” so everybody had a chance to share whatever they wanted. Also, people were encouraged to continue to enjoy books about Rembrandt history and people, including A Portrait of Rembrandt and Rembrandt Remembers.

Alumni came from all over the United States and enjoyed visiting with each other, well after the banquet was over.

New this year was an antique/vintage car display Saturday on Main Street, featuring local car enthusiasts. Also, Ron and Janet Haraldson hosted a time for visiting and enjoying coffee and rolls Saturday morning in the Rembrandt Grille.

A community worship service was held Sunday morning at Our Savior's, followed by a lunch organized by Eloise Mosbo Obman. Rembrandt has excellent cooks; the food was delicious and was enjoyed by many. That also provided another good chance to visit with people that you maybe only see once a year.

Those of us who come from out-of-town want to say a big “thank you” to the people in Rembrandt, who are such gracious hosts for the reunion every year.