Welcome to UMS Band!
My name is Daphne Monson and 2019-20 will be my twentieth year of teaching at Urbandale Middle School. An alum of Urbandale High School, I received my Bachelor of Music Education from Morningside College in Sioux City. I spent one year teaching middle school band in the LeMars Community School District before coming back home to J-Hawk Country. My husband, Brent, teaches in the Recess program at Urbandale High School, and my daughter is in fourth grade at Karen Acres this year. We are a J-hawk family!
Jazz Audition material can be found to the right under “UMS Jazz Bands”. Audition recordings are due Monday, September 23. Be sure to read the “Directions for all instruments” for all of the information you need.
2019-2020 Calendar of Events for all band students
UMS Band Night at UHS Football Game – Friday, October 4 – Follow this link to help!
UMS Band Concert – Monday, November 18
8th Grade/UHS Band Concert – Thursday, January 9
6th Grade/7th Grade/UMS Jazz Bands Concert – Thursday, January 30
UMS/UHS Band Summit – Saturday, February 1
SCIBA Large Group Contest – Saturday, February 15
7th Grade/8th Grade Band Concert – Tuesday, May 12