THE EASTERN IOWA BRASS BAND IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF THEIR 2017 YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION.
Hayden Wahlstrom is the high school division winner of our 2017 Young Artists Competition. Hayden is currently a senior at Marion High School where he plays Tenor Trombone in the band under the direction of Charles Oldenkamp. He studies privately with David Anderson and has several accomplishments on his young resume:
- State Solo & Ensemble 2016 – Div. I rating
- Iowa All-state Jazz Band 2016: 2nd Trombone
- Iowa All-State Band 2016: 1st Trombone
His performance of Alexandre Guilmant’s, “Morceau Symphonique” will be featured with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band on their concert on April 29th, at 7:30pm in Sinclair Auditorium at Coe College. Along with this featured solo performance, Hayden will receive a $500 cash prize from the EIBB.
Lydia Raim is the Collegiate division winner of our 2017 Young Artists Competition. With this win, Lydia has become the first two-time winner of the EIBB’s competition. Lydia previously won the High School division in the EIBB’s inaugural competition in 2012 when she was a junior in high school.
Lydia is a senior Music Education major at University of Northern Iowa and is currently student teaching in Eastern Iowa. While her primary instrument is Euphonium, she is also an accomplished vocalist and proficient on several other instruments. At U.N.I., Lydia studies with Dr. Jesse Orth and has an impressive resume of accomplishments:
- Awarded the Myron and Ruth Russell Award in the 2016 Spotlight Performance Competition at UNI.
- Finalist in the Wind Symphony Solo Competition in 2016.
- Finalist for the Student Euphonium Solo division at the Midwest Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference in 2015.
- Iowa Bandmasters Association’s Major Landers Scholarship (high school)
- 3 years Iowa All-State Band
- 2013 Muscatine Symphony Concerto Competition winner
- 2012 Eastern Iowa Brass Band Young Artist Competion: High School Division winner.
Lydia’s performance of Eduardo Boccalari‘s, “Fantasia di Concerto” will be featured with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band on their concert on April 29th, at 7:30pm in Sinclair Auditorium at Coe College. Along with this featured solo performance, Lydia will receive a $500 cash prize from the EIBB.
The Eastern Iowa Brass Band under the direction of Alex Beamer, will present their Christmas concert on Saturday December 10, at 7:30 pm in the Mount Vernon District Auditorium. You won’t want to miss this family friendly concert filled with traditional Christmas music as well as a few modern classics. Selections will include Sleigh Ride, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, and Christmas Bells.
Come celebrate the sounds of season with the exciting evening followed by a reception with cookies and hot cider. Seats fill up fast for this concert, so plan ahead. Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for children and students. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Mark your calendars and spread the word! Our “Music From The Movies” concert will kick-off our 2016-2017 subscription series. The performance will feature memorable and epic pieces from movies scores you will all remember. “Jurrasic Park”, “Back To The Future”, “Cowboys”, “Dracula”, “Hook”, “Raiders of the Lost Arc” and more!
The concert begins at 7:30pm on Saturday, October 22nd in the Mount Vernon District Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets are available at the door or in our online store: click here
This concert will feature some of our favorite musical selections from our 30th anniversary summer celebration.
Tickets for the concert are available at the door for $10 adults and $4 students. Click here for directions to the church. 1000 3rd Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
This concert will be exciting and entertaining for the entire family! Gather up your friends and relatives and don’t miss this fantastic concert! Selections for the concert will include:
- Credo (from our upcoming CD)
- Shenandoah – Euphonium Solo
- The Contestor march
- ABBA Goes Brass
- Belford’s Carnival March
The EIBB will celebrate their 30th anniversary this summer with a four-day, three-state tour of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. The tour will include joint concerts with the Madison Brass Band, the Illinois Brass Band, the Chicago Brass Band, and the Big River Brass Band. In addition to our planned concert stops, the band will stop in towns along the way, jump out of the bus and perform a few marches for whomever is within listening distance. It will resemble a “Whit Friday” style of playing with music lyre’s holding the music and the entire band standing rather than a traditional music stand and chair performance.
Everyone is encouraged to catch the band along the way at any of the stops on our anniversary tour!
Thursday, July 14th
5 – 7 PM Performance at Davidson Park, Westby, WI.
Other Events that evening in Davidson Park include:
- Hamburgers in the Park (4:30 – 7:30 PM)
Friday, July 15th
7pm Performance at Mitby Theater on Madison College Campus.
(Madison Brass Band & EIBB, with a Combined Bands Finale
Saturday, July 16th
Mount Prospect Veterans Memorial Band Shell, IL.
411 S Maple St, Mt Prospect, IL 60056
- 6:00pm Chicago Brass Band Concert
- 7:00pm Eastern Iowa Brass Band Concert
- 8:00pm Illinois Brass Band Concert
- 9:00pm Combined Bands Finale
Sunday, July 17th
3pm Performance at LeClaire Park Band Shell, LeClaire, IA
Big River Brass Band & EIBB with a Combined Bands Finale