Iowa: Tony Boland, a 79-year-old flute player, has chosen an unlikely band to play in — the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque, where all the other players are fifth graders.

Boland joined the band after volunteering at the school, which his grandchildren attended, for more than a decade. He helps children with their reading. He started playing the flute a number of years ago, when his wife suggested getting rid of their daughter’s flute.