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2016 - Rembrandt Alumni Band - Rod Shedenhelm, Director

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The Rembrandt Alumni & Friends Band presented a one-hour concert before the annual Rembrandt All-
School Reunion on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rembrandt. Rod
Shedenhelm is the director of the only known high school alumni band in the state of Iowa. They were joined
by several area band directors and musicians.

This was the 15th year for the Alumni Band to perform their program of familiar pop tunes and traditional marches, starting with the 2001 Centennial. They also sang three songs, and a flute trio performed a fun piece.

Band members are:

Front row: Ron Arndt, Hartley; Betty Foval Hoskins ‘60¸ Harrisonburg, VA; Helene Ducas
Viall ’63, Des Moines; Rolf Mosbo ’67, Spencer; Paul Mosbo ’58, Oswego, NY; Eloise Mosbo Obman ’60,
Rembrandt; Tom Rutt, Spencer; Jacob Pedersen, Alta.

Middle row: Henry Besch, Manson; Sandy Halverson, Sioux Rapids; Keith Moe, Albert City; Rod
Shedenhelm, Band Director, Sioux Rapids; Noah Larson, Fort Dodge; Deb Peterson, Alta; Abby Kraemer,
Alta.

Back row: Lavila Nelson, Sanborn; Megan Benz, Newell; Cordy Peterson ’59, Reinbeck; Nikole Nuttal,
Newell; Carly Drenth, Alta; Trish Moe, Albert City.

-- The above article was published in: Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, 7/21/16; The Spencer Daily Reporter/Sioux Rapids Bulletin Press, 7/21/16; and Storm Lake Times, 7/27/16.

A special Thank You goes to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church for providing a location for these Alumni Band concerts and for the annual Alumni Dinner. Thanks, also, to all the band participants.

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