Home page for Muscatine Beginning Band Program

Welcome to the home page for the Muscatine Beginning Band Program. We have information for you on choosing an instrument, school instruments, lesson schedules, rehearsal schedules and concert dates. There are also some useful links to the music stores and smartmusic. Questions about the programs can be directed to Alyce Spoto alyce.spoto@mcsdonline.org or Nate Rickard, Nate.rickard@mcsdonline.org.

Feel free to check out our page at be part of the band-muscatine. You will find information on why band is good for children. What instrument to pick, and how to be a music advocate for your student and the band program.

Mrs. Spoto and Mr. Rickard may be reached at one of the elementary buildings or by email..

You can also find a lot of information on our Muscatine High School band page.Muskie bands

We currently do not have any Beginning band display nights scheduled. At a display night, The band directors will speak about beginning band expectations and West music, and Ritchie Sound will be available to rent instruments.

We recommend watching one of the tutorials on how to assemble your instrument. Just Click on a Link Below.

Beginning band students: click the links below to view tutorials on your instrument.






French Horn




Alyce Spoto

Alyce Spoto is a flute major from the University of Iowa. She graduated in 1989 after receiving her degree in Music Education. Alyce earned her Master's degree in Education from St. Xavier University in 2008. She taught for a few years in smaller districts before moving to Muscatine. She has been teaching instrumental music at all levels in Muscatine since 1994. When not teaching or playing she is showing her dogs in local and national competitions.