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We love Mount Olive Lutheran School because of its Christ centered education and small community feel!

The teachers and staff have helped them thrive as unique individuals academically and spiritually.

Mount Olive prepared me academically and socially for the transition from grade school to high school, college, and ultimately the workforce.

I developed life-long friendships that I still treasure to this day. Because of my experiences and the benefits from Mount Olive, my husband and I decided to give our children this same great education.


Band at Mount Olive is open to all students in grades 4-8. We have two ensembles within the program: Cadet Band (grade 4) and Concert Band (grades 5-8). Both bands have two 45 minute group rehearsals per week during the school day.  Each student also receives an individual or group lesson during the week. Performance opportunities include concerts, small group and large group contests, church services and community performances. Students also participate in SCIBA (South Central Iowa Bandmaster Association) sponsored events.


Private piano lessons are available to students during the school day.  Lessons are 20 minutes in length.  Students will be taken in a first come first served basis.  Once the schedule is full, students will be added to the waiting list.  Maturity level of students is important.  They need to be able to sit and listen for a 20 minute time period.  Students will participate in piano recitals and small group contest.

Contact Info:

Please contact Aaron Powell, music teacher, at 515-277-8349 or for more information.

Upcoming Events:

Solo Contest is May 11 from 1-3pm


Music Notes:  

Our School's Music Newsletter


Thank you for your help!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who made small group contest a success!   Your help and support was appreciated!


Congratulations to Best in Center Recipients

Evan Rains, alto sax solo; Katy Prunty, piano solo; Geralyn Anderson, trumpet solo; and Lincon Guera, trumpet solo; all earned Best in Center awards at small contest on Saturday, February 27.  Job well done!


K-6th General Music 

We are preparing for our offering on Sunday, March 6.  K-8 will sing at the 10:30 service.  We will warm up at 9:45am in the sanctuary with praise band.  I hope to see a large group of kids singing praises to God.  This is an opportunity for the school kids to serve God, as well as the congregation of Mount Olive Lutheran Church. It is a time when we can show them appreciation for all that they do for the school.  We will sing “Jesus Paid It All” and “Go In Peace.”


Band Students

On Sunday, March 6 the cadet and concert bands will serve Mt. Olive Lutheran Church at the 8am service.  We will warm up at 7:15am to allow time for other groups to have ample time to warm up in the sanctuary as well. 

On March 9, band students who are participating in the large group contest on April 23 will have the opportunity to work with Mark Doerffel and the Grand View University band at 4pm.  More info to come!  The students loved this last year.


Piano Students

Thank you to all who helped with the piano recital!  Great job kids!  I was pleased with how this recital went.  Now it is time to make progress in our lesson books.  Let’s see how many students can complete their books before school is out.