Football Halftime Performance Dowling v Urbandale September 2, 2016

Here’s a sample of photos and the performance video for the first football performance of the year.  The gallery is on our Zenfolio site


Vanguard Captures Top Honors “Governor’s Cup” in Iowa State Fair Parade

Dowling Catholic Vanguard marched in Wednesday night’s thunderstorm to earn top honors in the “Nothing Compares to My State Fair” Iowa State Fair parade.  While band directors and staff kept a close eye on weather reports and radar, the band took to the street in front of the Iowa State capitol and continued the 2 mile route, ending at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

Photos from the parade are on our Zenfolio site:

Band Camp 2016 Week 1 Photos

What an amazing week we’ve had at Band Camp.  We’ve posted photos from the first week on our Zenfolio web site.  Several of our committee members have shared their images from the week of rehearsals, work, and fun.

Here is the link to this week’s gallery (over 800 photos):

And you an access all of the Dowling Band photos via our Zenfolio website at http:/

Band Bash Brings Middle School Musicians to Dowling

This year’s Dowling Band Bash brought 6th, 7th, and 8th grade musicians to the Dowling Band room for a week of fun, rehearsals, and friendship as they worked together to prepare for their concert performance Friday, July 29.

The students learned nine pieces of music showcasing both their musicality and dedication to practice with the ensemble and on their own.  Current Dowling band member Chris Kunz and Dowling band alumni Michael Morrissey sat in with the students offering tutoring and help during the week.  A few photos are below, and the entire gallery is on the band’s Zenfolio web site at this link:

and the parents were given the password during the performance.

Parents if you don’t remember the password …  ask your child what they had for lunch Friday.