Facebook Page

Tour Information

Performance Schedule

Jazz Summit

Music Scholarships/ Full Tuition Scholarships

Learn about Dr. Carson's book:
On the Path to Excellence - The Northshore Concert Band: Paynter, Buehlman, and Beyond
Published by Meredith Music

The original band version of Spoon River by Percy Grainger, edited by Dr. Carson and Mr. Naylor, available from Southern Music.
United States Marine Band recording HERE!

Program notes HERE


Meet the Faculty Events & Concerts A Band for Every Musician Resources & Media History

Wendy MortonWendy Morton

Guest Conductor, Coe College Elementary Honor Bands
Prairie Creek Intermediate School

Wendy Morton has been teaching sixth grade band in the College Community School District in Cedar Rapids since 2005. She began her teaching career in the Central City School District (1998-2001), later moving to the Marion Independent School District (2001-2005).  She earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from Coe College in 2005, and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa.  Wendy’s sixth grade band was selected to perform at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference in 2011, and she received the Phillip Sehmann Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012.  She also designed and hosts the annual Young Musicians’ Honor Band. She has been a guest conductor at many beginning and middle-level honor bands, as well as adjudicated several local solo/ensemble and large group festivals.