2021-22 Registration

The 2021-2022 Band Registration process is underway…

Please complete by Saturday, May 15 using the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact me at: signup@weberemail.com or at (515) 421-9233. 

Molly Weber, Band Booster Secretary.

Click here to get started.

2021-22 Jazz Band Audition Materials

Download PDF for all audition materials.

Auditions for all instruments will be done by producing a video of the candidate performing the audition materials in the PDF above. Videos are to be recorded in a Google document and shared with Mr. Holland at sholland@dowlingcatholic.org. Audition performances will be evaluated by band staff members. Results will be posted by Tuesday, May 25.

Audition submissions are due Thursday, May 20.

2020 Annual Band Awards

The Dowling Catholic Band program is proud to recognize the following students for their achievements and contributions:

Senior Awards

The John Philip Sousa Band Award  – Nick Bindel
The Louis Armstrong Jazz Award  – Stephen Cahalan
Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award –  Lauren Pogemiller
The Reubin Alcoy Memorial Award – Madison Seda
The Most Improved Senior Award – Erick Sanchez-Oritz
The Service and Commitment Award  – Caleb Reichow
The Woody Herman Jazz Award – Joshua Bartemes
The Quincy Jones Musicianship Award – Jen Sweeney
The Good Samaritan Award – Lucas Johnson

Freshmen, Sophomore, & Junior Awards

The Michael Cargill Jazz Scholarship Award – Nick Celsi 
Sean Runyan Memorial Scholarship Award – Nick Alexander
Directors Award for Band Freshman – Emily Nguyen
Directors Award for Band Sophomore – John Cahalan
Directors Award for Band Junior – Jude Borromeo

Awards & End of Year Videos

Please join us in recognizing our seniors, celebrating the Dowling Catholic Band award winners, and enjoying a review of the 2019-2020 year in pictures.

2020 Senior Recognition and Awards Video

2020 DCHS Band Year End Video

If you are unable to play either of the videos above, here are the direct links to each:

Awards: Click here for Awards Video

Year End: Click here for Year End Video


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Perry Band Olympics 2020

Perry Band Olympics 2020 Grand Champions

Dowling Catholic Band students won the Grand Championship at the Perry Band Olympics on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Student performances are rated, then ranked. Dowling had 24 musicians in the Top Five for their respective categories. Schools in the competition were: Ankeny, Ankeny Centennial, Dowling, Valley, Waukee, Urbandale, Don Bosco, Webster City and Perry.

List of medalists:

  • Nico Antezano – 3rd place 9/10 trombone solo
  • Jude Borromeo – 5th place 11/12 trumpet solo
  • Carson Bump – 2nd place 11/12 tuba solo
  • John Cahalan – 1st place 9/10 trumpet solo
  • Stephen Cahalan – 5th place 11/12 snare solo
  • Kate Cain – 1st place 9/10 euphonium solo
  • Nick Celsi – 1st place 9/10 also sax solo
  • Gabe Cook – 2nd place 11/12 misc percussion solo
  • Jordan Fortelka – 2nd place 11/12 trumpet solo
  • Maya Freking – 1st place 11/12 flute solo
  • Makayla Hanna – 1st place 9/10 mallet solo
  • Sam Hansen – 2nd place 11/12 bassoon solo
  • Allison Harker – 2nd place 9/10 mallet solo
  • Elizabeth Kendell – 3rd place 9/10 bass clarinet solo
  • Jackson Kerkhoff – 5th place 9/10 mallet solo
  • Riley McElroy – 4th place 9/10 bassoon solo
  • Luke McIlhon – 1st place 11/12 tenor sax solo
  • Emily Nguyen – 1st place 9/10 clarinet solo
  • Evan Pollard – 5th place 9/10 snare solo
  • Alex Ryan – 1st place 11/12 mallet solo
  • Libbie Smith – 5th place 11/12 flute solo
  • Jen Sweeney – 3rd place 11/12 trombone solo
  • Drake Tong – 1st place 9/10 snare solo
  • Roger Weng – 2nd place 11/12 mallet solo
  • Sax Choir – 1st place 9/10 large ensemble
    Nick Celsi, Neal Stoll, Nate Strawn, Riley McElroy, Luke McIlhon, Sam Hansen, Toby Olson, Drew Roeman, Bobby Reinsvold, Miles Umstead, Owen Webber