Secondary Band

It's the exciting start of a new year! We have great things coming up: concerts, honor bands, All-State auditions, and more!

We have the biggest junior high band this year that we have EVER had!!

Calamus-Wheatland Community School District, a 1A school in eastern Iowa, has a tradition of superior bands. The department has four concert bands, a jazz band, a pep band, and various small ensembles. The junior high and high school bands, jazz band, and pep band are under the direction of Ms. Bethany Seedorff. The 5th and 6th grade bands are under the direction of Ms. Ally Ziegenfuss. This year there are nearly 110 students in band at Cal-Wheat. The department also offers College Music Appreciation and College Music Theory.


Photo of Ms. Bethany A. Seedorff.

Ms. Bethany A. Seedorff is in her fifteenth year of teaching, all at Calamus/Wheatland. She teaches the high school band, junior high band, pep band, musical pit band, jazz band, seventh grade General Music, College Music Appreciation, and College Music Theory. She received her BA in Music from Luther College in Decorah, IA in 2005 and her MM in Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA in 2009. In addition to working at Calamus/Wheatland, Ms. Seedorff is an adjunct professor at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.

Ms. Seedorff can be reached at (563)374-1292 ext. 226 or by emailing

Ms. Ally Ziegenfuss is in her first year of teaching at Calamus/Wheatland. She teaches K-3 General Music and 5-6 Band. She received her BM in Music Education at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA.

Ms. Ziegenfuss can be reached at 563-246-2221 or at


  • President: 

  • Vice-President: Rebecca Kerr

  • Secretary: Bethany Seedorff

  • Treasurer: Wendy McCartt

Faculty Members: