Bands, Heritage, and Inclusive Ames

Dr. Michael Golemo, Director of the Ames Municipal Band, told us about the unique history of Iowa Municipal Bands, featuring the way the pre-shows at the Thursday band concerts in Ames include visiting bands and other musical groups. The Ames Municipal Band will be an important part of Ames 4th of July Parade, but there will be music farther down the parade route thanks to the collaboration between KHOI and the Main Street Cultural Distinct for the boombox Star Spangled Band and a diversity of dancers, drummers, and musicians including the ISU United Native American Student Association. Then we turned Louise O'Donnell, secretary of the Slater Area Historical Society, telling us about the exhibition Slater and Story County in the Great War, which will open the 1,800 sq. ft. addition to Heritage Hall as part of the Slater 4th of July.

Our program ended with Barb Wheelock, representing Inclusive Ames' Safe Communities Committee. After telling of the work of the committee, she described their All Are Welcome Here yardsign, written in many languages.

Originally broadcast 06/28/2017
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