Brad Lampe received a high honor from his peers recently in DesMoines. The Karl King Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to two band directors by the Iowa Bandmasters Association. One award is given to an active band director and one award is given to a retired director for their contribution to instrumental music performance and education throughout the state of Iowa. Each of the six districts throughout the state nominate a representative for the award which is ultimately decided on by a vote of the organization’s approximately 2000 members. The award was presented at the  IBA annual conference on May 13, 2016.

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Karl King was internationally recognized as a top band leader and composer.  King resided for the majority of his life in Fort Dodge Iowa.

Lampe began his career as 5-12 instrumental music instructor at Shelby-Tennant Schools (now AHSTW) in 1984 and has been a band instructor at Clarke Community Schools since 1987.  Lampe has built a successful music program at Clarke and has held several leadership positions in state band organizations. He will be transitioning into the role of Instructional Coach at Clarke beginning in the fall of 2016.

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  1. Congratulations Mr. Lampe! As one of his first students at Shelby, I can tell you he had an amazing way of connecting with his students and making a lifelong impact.

  2. I agree with all that Kay said. His leadership has helped to mold so many students. Thank you for your dedication Brad.

  3. As the mother of a band member the first year Brad Lampe came aboard, I was privileged to witness the amazing transformation of the Clarke Community High School Band. The immediate impact he had on the students was truly remarkable….it was the beginning of fun, success and rapid growth for each student and the program. Congratulations to Brad on this much deserved award.