Linn County/Cedar Rapids – On Thursday, June 12th The Salvation Army will be presenting an Outdoor Concert & Auction at NewBo City Market from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. The silent auction will open at 5:00pm and the Eastern Iowa Brass Band will begin performing at 6:00pm on the outside stage. The indoor market vendors will also be open throughout the evening to guests.
The silent auction will include items such as 6 nights in Tim Dwight’s condo in Hawaii, a suite at a Kernel’s game, party package to Planet X, a tour of the new Geonetric office and lunch with CEO Eric Engelmann, a home maintenance package including gutter cleaning and paint, and so much more. The event is free to attend, but donations will be accepted in the Red Kettle.
The well-known Salvation Army Christmas Campaign raises approximately 40% of the annual operating budget. Fundraisers like this Outdoor Concert & Auction help raise the remaining amount still needed in order to keep meeting the needs of those hurting in our community throughout the entire year. This money goes towards helping families pay rent, our free community meal, supplemental food boxes, youth programs, case management and so much more.
Visit tsacedarrapids.org for more information about the Outdoor Concert & Auction and the services provided by The Salvation Army.
The purpose of this event is to bring families to the Mount Vernon / Lisbon area to enjoy chocolate, music, activities for children and shopping.
MOUNT VERNON – The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group announced that the 5th Annual Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The free music and chocolate event invites guests to stroll down Mount Vernon’s historic First Street where participating businesses and chocolate vendors, located inside participating businesses, will offer chocolate and chocolate products for sample and sale.
Music this year will begin at 10 a.m. at the First Street Community Center (221 First St. NE, Mount Vernon). Music highlights will include the Eastern Iowa Brass Band at 11 a.m.
The EIBB will perform a free concert at the Hoover Presidential Library auditorium at 2pm. Invite your friends and family to enjoy this wonderful concert! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the comfort of the air-conditioned Hoover Auditorium.
Concert program includes:
Star Spangled Banner
Summon the Heroes
America the Beautiful
Men of Harlech
ABBA Goes Brass
Armed Forces Suite
Stars and Stripes Forever
Memorial Day – Monday May 26th, 2014
Please join us as we close our 2013-2014 Subscription Series with a concert in the district auditorium at Mt. Vernon Middle School. The concert begins at 7:30pm.
This concert will feature the winner of the EIBB’s 2014“Young Artists Competition.” This wonderfully talented young musician will perform his winning solo with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band.
Nathanael Schatzwill perform a beautiful trumpet solo entitled, “Song and Dance” by Philip Sparke. Nathanael’s gorgeous tone and lyric playing will shine on this single movement piece written by the (then) GUS Band in 1984. It was first performed by the band’s principal cornet, Brian Grant. The Song commences with a ‘Scotch snap’ rhythm leading to a lyrical cadenza and ending with a return of the opening theme, muted. The Dance is lively and full of cross rhythms, but tonal and tuneful. Although the work requires a certain virtuosity, it in not virtuosic for its own sake, but rather serves a consistent and well-constructed musical end.
The concert will open with a Philip Sparke arrangement of John William’s “Summon the Heroes.” This piece was written to commemorate the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Modem Olympic Games and was first performed at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. The band will show-off its technical ability with “Trittico” by James Curnow. This piece was commissioned by the Swiss Brass Band Association for their national championships in 1988 and used as a test piece for all bands attending the competition.
Other pieced on this concert include, “The Thunderer”, “Nimrod”, “King Cotton”, “ABBA Goes Brass”, and “Men of Harlech.”
The concert will also feature the 10-piece ensemble (made up of EIBB members) that competed in the North American Brass Band Association Championships two weeks ago in Grand Rapids, MI. The band’s “Big Ten Brass” was awarded second place in the 10-piece ensemble competition for their performance of Chick Corea’s, “Spain”
Bring your kids and treat them to a first-time experience of live music. It will be an event that they will never forget and may open their ears and hearts to a life-long love of live music. Hope to see you there!!
Nate Schatz – Winner of the EIBB’s 2014 Young Artists Competition
While the Eastern Iowa Brass Band will not be competing in the North American Brass Band Association large-group competition this year, they will be represented in the small ensemble competition. Eleven members of the EIBB are travelling to Grand Rapids, MI on April 10th to compete in the new 10-piece ensemble competition. This small group, the Big Ten Brass, consists of Paul Waech (cornet), Steve Kenny (cornet), Jeff Fountain (cornet), Keri Speidel (cornet), Bob Upmeyer (tenor horn), Chris Bird (Eb tuba), Paul Upmeyer (bass trombone), Randil Jeffreys (euphonium), Todd Bransky (euphonium), LeAnn Dahn (trombone), and Alex Beamer (director).
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