The Eastern Iowa Brass Band Spring Concert is Saturday, April 25th, 7:30 PM at the Mt Vernon Middle School Auditorium.

The program features six movements of the Scottish highland inspired work, Hymn of the Highlands by Philip Sparke.  The movements feature many members of the band including Dennis Modracek, e­-flat cornet; Paul Waech, solo cornet; Judy Stine, tenor horn, Ben Reid, baritone horn and Todd Bransky, euphonium.  There are places in this work where the ensemble music will send chills up and down your spine with its intensity and emotion.

For the second half of the program, the band plans to sit “big band” style and will feature Neal Hefti’s Cute and a gospel traditional Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus as well as the EIBB Young Artist Competition winners: Harlequin features Benjamin Ostrem, the high school division winner from Montezuma High School and Xylophonia features Collin Smith, the collegiate division winner from Cornell College.

Hope you can come.  It is shaping up to be a fun and emotionally moving evening of brass music!


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