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Storm Lake Band Teacher Receives Northwest Iowa Band Teacher of the Year Award

January 12, 2022 10:53am

Storm Lake High School band director Corbet Butler has been named the Northwest Iowa High School Band Teacher of the Year...(audio clip below  :24 )

Butler has served as the band director at Storm Lake High since 2019...(audio clip below  :26 )

Butler previously served as Alta Aurelia's High School band director, as well as their 5th grade music teacher. He received a bachelor's degree in music education from Buena Vista University in 2011.

"On behalf of the entire Storm Lake Community School District, I would like to congradulate Mr. Butler for this tremendous achievement," said Storm Lake Superintendent Dr. Stacey Cole.  "We are incredibly proud of our music program here in Storm Lake, and Mr. Butler is known for his outstanding dedication in teaching our young musicians.  This award is certainly well deserved."

The official name of the award is the “Martin Crandell Excellence in Education Award.” It's named after the late Storm Lake band director Marty Crandell, and is awarded to one high school teacher each year in this part of the state.

Butler received the award during a ceremony earlier this month.