The following sites may be of interest to you if you are looking for information on material related to music. Please let us know of any other sites that you would like to have added to the list.
- Central Iowa Symphony - This symphony is located in Ames, Iowa. A schedule of the concerts is on this web site along with other information about the symphony. A copy of the season brochure can be downloaded and a form for ordering tickets can be printed.
Des Moines Symphony - Information about the Des Moines Symphony can be found at this site, including the schedule for the current concert season.
Youth and Education
- SFSkids.org - The San Francisco Symphony maintains this music learning website which provides a great way for people of all ages to hear, learn and have fun with music. There are various activities including (1) Instruments of the Orchestra, (2) The Music Lab and (3) What's up at the Symphony.
New York Philharmonic Kidzone! - This site takes quite a while to load but it is worth the time. Children can create their own instruments, learn about composers and play several musical games. The latest versions of several plugins are needed to access all of the features of this site, especially Macromedia Shockwave and Quicktime. You can access the page to download the plugins by clicking on the Help button at the bottom of the screen once you reach this site.
Support Music - This site is a source of information for a national grassroots initiative in support of school music programs. The information is available to help parents and educators in their appeal to school boards and other decision makers to keep music in schools.
SBO Magazine - This site is the online component of School Band and Orchestra magazine for music educators. You will find articles from the current issue of the magazine as well as other articles on how to buy or repair instruments, playing tips and profiles of leading music director's school programs. There is even a monthly crossword puzzle based upon musical terms.
- Karl L. King - This site introduces you to the life and music of Karl L. King, international composer and bandmaster, especially known for his circus music and marches. He was the band director of the Fort Dodge Municipal Band from 1921 until his death in 1971. Today the band is named in his honor as the Karl L. King Fort Dodge Municipal Band.
Fort Dodge Choral Society - Visit this site to learn more about the history and purpose of this local choral society. A schedule of their concerts is included and also a page where you can listen to some of their musical selections.
Blanden Memorial Art Museum - Located in Fort Dodge, this museum serves a large area of north central Iowa. Admission is free for viewing the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Visit this site to check the schedule (it is not open on Mondays and national holidays) and to learn more about other events such as classes, receptions, concerts and lectures.