Jessen Smith has been playing trumpet since the age of 10. He was selected to be a member in the Iowa All-State Band in 2009, and three times selected to the All-State Orchestra from 2010-2012. He was selected into the Macy’s Great American Marching Band four four times from 2009-2012, and was a member of their small ensemble solo group in 2010 and 2012. Jessen has received Division One ratings in every solo and ensemble group he has participated in. He marched with Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from 2005-2009 and with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps from 2010-2012. He was the trumpet section leader in 2012.
Jessen plans on attending college in the fall to earn a degree in trumpet performance.
The Eastern Iowa Brass Band is proud to announce the winners of their 2013 Young Artist Competition.
Jessen Smith has been selected as the high school division winner. Jessen is a 12th grade trumpet/flugelhorn player at Clear Creek Amana High School. His winning audition on Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Adagio from Conceierto De Aranjuez” will be featured in the bands subscription series concert on April 27th. Along with a featured solo performance with the band, Jessen will receive a $250 music scholarship from the EIBB.
Keith Hammer has been selected as the runner-up in the high school division. Keith is an 11th grade percussionist at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. Keith auditioned on Ray Woodfield’s arrangement of “Helter-Skelter.”
Will Emrich has been selected as the collegiate division winner. Will is a freshman euphonium player attending the University of Iowa. His winning audition on James Curnow’s “Rhapsody for Euphonium” will be featured in the bands subscription series concert on April 27th. Along with his featured concert performance, Will will receive a $350 music scholarship from the EIBB.
Aaron Ottmar has been selected as the runner-up in the collegiate division. Aaron, a sophmore at the University of Norther Iowa, auditioned on Askell Masson’s “Konzertstuck.”
All of these young musicians demonstrated tremendous maturity and musicality in their audition performances. The dedication and preparation displayed by these musicians is to be commended. One of our judges noted, “Congratulations on getting such talented entrants for your contest!”
You are cordially invited to Kate’s final DMA recital at the University of Iowa. Kate will also feature Caitlin Elliott, Meagan Conley, Laura Saylor, Drew Phillips, Nate Lee, Robert Monroe, and the entire Eastern Iowa Brass Band, with guest conductor Kevin Kessler.
Kate will perform Barbara York’s Tuba Concerto on the 2nd half of the recital accompanied by the Eastern Iowa Brass Band
other works include Bach, Bohme, and Szentpali
The recital begins at 8pm in the Riverside Recital Hall, 405 N Riverside Dr University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52246.
[important]This recital is free and open to the public[/important]
The North American Brass Band Association was established in 1983 by J. Perry Watson, based on the over one hundred and fifty year old brass band movement in England, one that has established itself in Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and Japan. In that same year, Watson also organized and hosted the first North American brass band competition held at North Carolina State University. Since that time, the brass band movement in North America has gone from strength to strength, and comprises both Salvation Army, amateur community and professional brass bands. There are presently nearly one hundred affiliated member bands and individual membership numbers nearly 2000 from Canada and the United States, bringing a whole new world of literature, performance, personalities, lore and history to enrich the musical life in North America.
To foster, promote and encourage the establishment, growth and development of amateur and professional British-style brass bands throughout the North America.
To support and help further the music education of its members
To advance the public’s appreciation of the British-style brass band
To serve as a resource for musical and organizational assistance to amateur British-style brass bands from across North America
To sponsor competitions and regional music festivals for the purpose of improving performing standards and abilities of member bands
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