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kbabcock@acgcschools.org

Mrs. Kyra Babcock

Instrumental Music Director

GC Elem. Bands, ACGC HS Band

Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center School District

 

 

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Mrs. Babcock's Musical and Education Experience

Present

Mrs. Babcock has been teaching at Guthrie Center from 2009-present working with grades 5-12. . When the two school districts of Adair-Casey and Guthrie Center began whole-grade sharing, her new teaching assignments became:  5th and 6th grade bands in Guthrie Center, all high school band ensembles and lessons, and teaching Music Appreciation.

Background
Mrs. Babcock grew up in the north central town of Hampton, IA.  She attended and graduated from Hampton-Dumont Community Schools in 1997.  She first started playing music in fifth grade on the french horn, and hasn't quit since!  She has been an active member of community bands and symphonies in many different communities throughout the years serving as principal horn. Mrs. Babcock currently is principal horn and mentor with All Strings Attached Symphony based out of Carroll.

College Education
Mrs. Babcock attended the University of Iowa in 1998 hoping to major in Marine Biology.  She QUICKLY realized that was NOT the right decision, so then she attended North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in Mason City, IA, the following two years where she earned her AA degree.  Mrs. Babcock then transferred to UNI where she completed her music education earning her BME.  

Teaching Experience
In July of 2018, Mrs. Babcock started her fifteeth year as a music educator.  Her first teaching job was with Hubbard-Radcliffe High School for two years teaching grades 9-12 band, then taught four years at Jefferson-Scranton middle school instructing both band and choir for grades 6-8, six years were with Guthrie Center prior to the three years with AC/GC.  

Accomplishments
Mrs. Babcock has helped students by not only providing guidance, but also giving students opportunities to grow.  Under her direction, her bands have competed at numerous events having earned multiple Division I and II ratings; awarded first and second place finishes at Carroll Band Days parade competitions; 'Best of Class'  and 'Runner-Up' at the Adventureland/Drake Relays Band Festival; having multiple students perform at All-State Music Festival and State Solo and Small Group Contests; multiple vocal students have been selected for OPUS Honor Choir; and she has also served as an adjudicator for solo and large group contests and honor band auditions, as well as adjudicating for OPUS Honor Choir selections.

 

"I love what I do, and I hope to retire someday saying that I've taught my students the value of having music in their lives."  Kyra Babcock

 

 


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