With an array of musical entertainment, activities for people of all ages, great food, drink, and Iowa’s most awesome and awe inspiring fireworks over the beautiful Wapsipinicon River in Independence, you will not be disappointed.
This is one of Des Moines Register’s “10 GREAT EVENTS”. Everybody observes the Fourth of July, Independence celebrates it!
The Eastern Iowa Brass Band will perform a variety of Patriotic selections and family friendly music beginning at 1pm. Please bring a lawn chair and join us at the bandstand for a wonderful afternoon of music.
“Lots of chocolate!” – The second annual Chocolate Stroll, organized by the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group, is set for Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in uptown Mount Vernon.
More than 20 local and regional chocolate vendors will be in the uptown area. Local and regional musicians will also be performing at the gazebo in Memorial Park as well as the First Street Community Center.
“We have definitely upped our game this year,” said Chocolate Stroll committee chair Trude Elliott. “Not only are we offering more chocolate vendors in more storefronts along Mount Vernon’s main street, but we also are offering street performers throughout the day, as well as returning headliners The Eddie Piccard Jazz Quartet and The Eastern Iowa Brass Band.”
Bring your lawn chairs and join us for a FREE concert beginning at 11am. The band will perform a wonderful variety of music including:
- Fanfare for NABBA
- America the Beautiful
- Cossack (March)
- You Raise Me Up
- I Got Rhythm
- Hymn to the Fallen
- Jubilee Prelude
- National Emblem (March)
- Abide with Me
- When the Saints Go Marching In
- 76 Trombones
- Sing Sing Sing
- Bees a Buzzin’
The Eastern Iowa Brass Band will close its 2010-2011 concert season on Saturday, April 30th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mt. Vernon District Auditorium in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Conducting the concert will be Joshua Thompson, a Visiting Artist at Cornell College in the Department of Music, where he directs the Wind Ensemble. Josh is also a trumpet performer and Iowa City area teacher, as well as a candidate for a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy with an emphasis on Instrumental Conducting at the University of Iowa.
The concert will include pieces such as “Year of the Dragon” by Phillip Sparke, “Bring Him Home,” from Les Miserables with solo by Dennis Modracek on E-flat Cornet, and “American Celebration,” by William Himes, which features the middle school students of Roger DeYoung, Todd Bransky, and Joshua Thompson.
Tickets are available at the door: $10 adult, $4 student.
Once again, the Eastern Iowa Brass Band has invited the Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale to join us on our December subscription series concert. Under the direction of Fred Kiser, the CR Concert Chorale will perform highlights from Handel’s “Messiah” accompanied by members of the Eastern Iowa Brass Band.
The Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale is made up of homemakers, teachers, doctors, receptionists, radio personalities, city employees, secretaries, real estate brokers, executives and many other professionals. The Chorale, founded in 1959, also serves as the principal choral ensemble of the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra. The Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale is an auditioned SATB chorus of up to 100 voices.
The performance is part of a fund-raising dinner/concert at the Rock Falls Middle School. Performing groups include: the Rock Falls Middle School band, High School Band, High School Choir, and concluding with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band. The Spaghetti Dinner and Concert is sponsored by the Rock Falls Middle School Music Boosters.
This will be the last performance before the EIBB competes in the US Open Brass Band Championships in St. Charles Illinois on November 6th.
Dinner is served between: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Concert begins at 7:00 PM
Spaghetti dinner $5.00 per plate
Admission to the concert is $5.00 per person
Hope you will join us for this wonderful event!
click here for a map to: Rock Falls Middle School