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.



  1. Sobacki June 16, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    1) Dennis on Sop? Who’d a thunk?
    2) no Grand Celebration?
    3) I miss you guys.


  2. todd.bransky June 19, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Hi Jim! Thanks for visiting our website and commenting 🙂 We miss you too, it has been a VERY long time since we’ve see you! We’re hoping to put together another Grand Celebration of Brass Bands at a new venue in the future. For now, we’re trying to find a few new places to perform and celebrate our 25th anniversary.

    Hope to see you soon!

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