Corbin Westerkamp, a student at Pella Christian Grade School, performed in the 31st Annual Iowa Bandmasters Eighth Grade All-Iowa Honor Band at the Des Moines Marriott Hotel during the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference in May.
Westerkamp auditioned for the South Central Iowa District Honor Band in fall 2018. By ranking at the top of his section, Westerkamp qualified for the 132-piece State Honor Band. This band represents the top players in the state. Westerkamp is a percussionist and is the son of Brent and Christine Westerkamp.
The guest conductor for the All-Iowa Band was Carol Brittin Chambers of the Texas Lutheran University music faculty, who is also the owner and composer of Applewood Music. Chambers was commissioned by the Iowa Bandmaster’s Association to compose “Pipe and Thistle; Sketches of Scotland” for the 2019 All-Iowa Eighth Grade Honor Band.