IFA Band

Iowa Falls-Alden High School Band Instructor Jeff Schmitt gives students some direction during a recent class. The band has moved from their practice room to the high school auditorium to accommodate social distancing.

The Iowa Falls-Alden High School band room has undergone more than $65,000 worth of renovations in recent months. New carpet, paint, acoustics and an updated sound system. Director Jeff Schmitt chuckles at the irony of not being able to use the space now that school's back in session.

That's a slice of the current reality around the coronavirus pandemic.


Riverbend Middle School students participate in a game during physical education class. RMS PE Teacher Scott Patton said his classes lend themselves to social distancing, as students and staff adjust to the new normal amid the pandemic.

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