Independence Band Director Honored with Award

The band director at Independence High School has received a special honor.

David Lang was recently the recipient of the 2017 Karl King Distinguished Service Award.

The award is given to members of Northeast Iowa Bandmasters Association who have made significant contributions to the organization and school band programs.

Lang is currently in his 24th year of teaching instrumental music at Independence, where the school’s band is well-known for its success. He also previously taught at Central City and East Buchanan.

Lang’s name will be submitted to the state as a candidate for the Iowa Bandmasters Association Distinguished Service Award.