Union Middle School Student Chosen for the All-Iowa Middle School Honor Jazz Band

Joseph Bistline, eighth grade son of Michael and Jennifer Bistline of LaPorte City was chosen to participate in the All Iowa Middle School Honor Band at Coe College in Cedar Rapids.  Students were chosen from all over the state of Iowa from approximately 100 submissions.  Joseph was the only one from a 2A school, all other participants chosen from 3A and 4A school.   The band rehearsed and performed on November 3rd at Coe College.  Joseph performed on the drum set and vibraphone.  The jazz band was under the direction of Steve Shanley, Assistant Professor of Music Education and Jazz Studies.  Joseph has taken private percussion instruction from Allan Jacobson, former Jazz Professor from Wartburg and Matt Andreini, Percussion Instructor from the University of Northern Iowa.

 

Joseph Bistline jazz student