Here is the link to information about the NYC Trip, fundraising and chaperone oppurtunities:


On Monday, October 12 at 8:45 a.m. in the auditorium the checks for our grants will be presented to the students. ALL Band parents are invited to attend and be in the photo. 

Congratulations to 8th grade band students Austin Dean, Wyatt Heideman, Emma Schroeder and Caden Sifert on being selected for the 2015 NCIBA Middle School Honor Band!

Links to videos from 2015 State Large Group Contest...Straight 1's and a perfect ballot!
Marche Diabolique...Brian Balmages
West Highlands Sojourn...Robert Sheldon

Belmond-Klemme's Jazz Bands first complete run-thru performance for the 2015 clinicians at the NIACC Jazz Festival

  ​ Welcome! I began teaching at BK in November, 2010 and am also the saxophone/clarinet Instructor at NIACC. I received my BM in Education and Saxophone Performance from The University of Northern Iowa, MM in Performance from The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and completed two years towards my Doctorate also at UMKC. I have taught at Graceland University (Lamoni, IA), Sul Ross State University (Alpine, TX) and Snyder JH/HS in Texas. I also directed a local community band in Alpine and numerous All-Region Bands. In 2000, I was a finalist for the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition as part of a UMKC saxophone quartet.  While a graduate teaching assistant at UMKC I performed with the Midland Saxophone Quartet in Kansas City, Heartland of America Air Force Band at Offut Airbase in Omaha, as well as numerous other groups. I currently serve on the District Advisory Group for the North Central Iowa region of the Iowa High School Music Association and the Iowa Bandmaster’s Association Concert Band Affairs Committee. I also judge at JH Solo contests including Ventura, West Hancock and Mason City, maintain a saxophone studio of jh/hs students from across north central Iowa and currently, or have, perform with the NIACC Concert Band, Mason City Municipal Band, Clear Lake Municipal Band and North Iowa Jazz Coalition Big Band, Karl King Band as well as HS musicals at BK, GHV, Clear Lake and West Hancock. This past October I performed in The Music Man in Mason City as they kicked off their national tour, featuring Shirley Jones.

Contact: Mike Stittsworth - 5-12 Instrumental Music