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)
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.
Come to the Bijou Theater in Mount Vernon on Wednesday, January 25th to see “Sing” at 7pm. Wednesday is “Popcorn Benefits” night for the Eastern Iowa Brass Band.
This wonderful program that is offered by The Bijou, helps local non-profit organizations like The Eastern Iowa Brass Band. Half of the money that is collected in the concession stand will go to EIBB. Enjoy the movie and LOTS of concessions to show your support of the EIBB
Come enjoy a great family movie and bring your appetite (and a few friends) to help two wonderful organizations.
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!
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
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