The Eastern Iowa Brass Band will kick off its 2011-2012 subscription series on Saturday, September 17th at 7:30pm at Solon Middle School. Kate Wohlman, the band’s new music director, will take the podium.
Kate is currently working toward her DMA in Tuba Performance at the University of Iowa. At the university, she is a brass area teaching assistant, conductor of the Collegium Tubum (tuba/euphonium ensemble), and assistant to Professor of Tuba John Manning. Kate earned her MM in Tuba Performance and MA in Music Theory from Penn State University. The EIBB is excited to welcome Kate and her firsthand knowledge of British brass band culture.
The band was started by Don Stine in 1986 and the 2011-2012 year marks the band’s 25th season. Members are celebrating by including favorite pieces from years past on each program.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for students. To purchase your tickets in advance, visit our e-store: EIBB Store
Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Eastern Iowa Brass Band with a free concert performance at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon, IA on Sunday, August 7th. The concert will begin at 3pm in St. Mary’s Social Hall and air-conditioning will be included with your FREE admission! The program will include favorite pieces from the past 25 years as selected by current members and alumni of the EIBB.
This concert will also mark the final performance for director, Josh Thompson. Josh has accepted a teaching position at Wayne State college in Wayne, Nebraska. He will pass the baton to newly appointed conductor, Kate Wohlman, following the concert.
Bring your friends and family to this magnificent concert performance on Sunday, August 7th at 3pm!
Hoover’s Hometown Days is an annual celebration of President Herbert Hoover’s birthday held on the Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, IA. Simon Estes & Lynda Johnson Robb will participate in the celebration & Margaret Hoover (great-granddaughter) will sign her new book. The Eastern Iowa Brass Band will perform at 3:45pm with a fabulous fireworks presentation at dusk. The festival is a ton of fun for kids and adults with rides, games, food, and entertainment for all ages.
The concert will take place on the stage at the Hoover Library. The complete festival schedule can be found on the Hoover’s Hometown Days website at: http://www.hooverassociation.org/newsevents/hooverfest.php
More than 6,000 visitors are expected at this annual festival.
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’