New Banner on Display at Waukee Middle School

The Waukee Middle School music leadership advisory created their annual banner to be put on display in the Fine Arts Hallway.


Waukee Middle School Music Leaders

During their time as musician leaders, students learn basic conducting patterns to lead classmates through warm-ups, how to begin rehearsals, and how to present themselves in positive ways in front of groups of people. Students learn to not only develop leadership skills, but develop their skills as a musician as well.

“I love being a leader. I especially like being up in front of everyone and hearing all the different instrument sounds come together,” said 6th grader Zoey Lohse. “The banner was really fun to make and I’m looking forward to the T-shirts we’re going to be getting.”

Lohse was chosen as a student musician leader through recommendation by her 5th grade band teacher. 7th graders become student musician leaders by going through a leadership application process.

“I really like playing in the band and getting to know people by being a leader,” Lohse said. “We also get to play for assemblies and other events.”

Student musician leaders will have the opportunity to perform at the Annual Veteran’s Day Assembly, Barnes & Noble Night in December and at a couple area Retirement Centers. Leaders also visit 5th grade bands and perform in small group ensembles for them.

6th Grade Music Leaders:

  • Burggraaf, Zachary
  • Campbell, James
  • Eubanks, Christian
  • Foell, Keegan
  • Gallagher, Natalie
  • Giles, Anna
  • Jones, Carter
  • Lohse, Zoey
  • Shane, Austin
  • Sindelar, Joshua
  • Stadtlander, Sydney
  • Walter, Abigail

7th Grade Music Leaders:

  • Baskin, Adam
  • Flug, William
  • Klaiber, Emily
  • Lachenmaier, Holden
  • Parkins, Lauren
  • Rippin, Peyton
  • Sample, Sara
  • Svendson, Jace
  • Vanukuri, Varshitha
  • Wood, Jali


  • Dunn, Deb
  • Crandell, Mary