The Eastern Iowa Brass Band will take the stage in the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, August 5th at 3pm. The band is looking forward to presenting a fantastic concert in Coralville’s Newest Landmark .
The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts with the Jim L. Fausett Theater is a new, 472-seat auditorium located in the heart of Coralville at the corner of 5th Street and 12th Avenue.
The Center, which opened in August 2011 and is owned and operated by the City of Coralville, is designed to offer affordable, accessible rental space for performing arts groups, businesses, and residents of the greater Johnson County area.
Dedicated to Serving the Community
The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, a space dedicated to serving the community, is designed to host:
Full scale performances of musicals and plays by some of the area’s best performance groups
Lectures, presentations, and panel discussions
Meetings and receptions
Orchestra concerts, chamber ensembles, and solo recitals
Productions by professional dancers and local dance academies
The Eastern Iowa Brass Band will be joining in the festivities at this year’s Lisbon Sauerkraut Days. This 103 year town celebration includes rides, food, a parade, 5k run, vendors, a car show, tractor pull and lots of great entertainment for the whole family. The EIBB will take the stage (or right below the stage) at 6:45 pm on Main Street, Friday August 10th. Please bring a friend and your family to enjoy this free concert that is guaranteed to entertain!
Chocolate Stroll Festival Saturday, June 2 – bring your family and friends to the 3rd annual Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll, offering delicious chocolate, music and first class shopping…
MOUNT VERNON – The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group today announced that the 3rd Annual Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll will take place Saturday, June 2, 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.; and, at 2 p.m., the Eddie Piccard Jazz Quartet will perform at the Memorial Park Gazebo (311 First St. NW).
New this year is a Children’s Lawn Party that will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Memorial Park (311 First St. NW, Mount Vernon). Scheduled to perform at the children’s event will be world-champion juggler Doug Sayers as well as Sparkles the Clown, and other chocolate-themed activities such as M&M Bingo and chocolate finger-painting.
Also new this year will be the Chocolate Stroll 5K Run/Walk beginning at 9 a.m. on the front lawn of the First Street Community Center. Participants are asked to download a registration form at www.visitmvl.com, or register on site from 7 to 8:45 a.m. on the day of the event. Cost for the Run/Walk is $20, $25 day of event.
“The Chocolate Stroll seems to get bigger and bigger each and every year,” said Chocolate Stroll Committee Chair Trude Elliott. “This year we’ve added strolling street performers, a Children’s Lawn Party and a Chocolate 5K Run/Walk – all of which have a chocolate theme. We are inviting everyone to come celebrate music and chocolate and small-town fun with us!”
Noted local and regional chocolate vendors scheduled to take part in the event include The Bakery, Cocoa Bellissimo, Big Creek Market, Chameleon’s, Kup Cakery, Divine Decadents, Fancy Fudje, Fuel, Kalona Chocolate, Mount Vernon Confections, The Perfect Blend, Tassel Ridge Winery, Wright Touch Bakery and many more.
Musicians scheduled to perform as part of the Chocolate Stroll include The Eddie Piccard Jazz Quartet, the Eastern Iowa Brass Band, the Iowa Goatsinger, Kodiak Flats, Lincoln Highway Band, the Mount Vernon 6th and 7th Grade Band, and more.
The Eastern Iowa Brass Band has been invited to perform in the annual Iowa Municipal Band Festival in Boone, Iowa. The band’s performance will begin at 5pm in the Herman Park Pavilion.
The Iowa Municipal Band Festival was born on a cool summer evening in 1991 when Ted Erickson, a long-time musician and teacher in the Boone school system, and Dave Richardson, then the high school band director, began discussing band festivals after a concert by the Boone Municipal Band. The more they discussed the possibility of a municipal band festival, the more excited they became. Within weeks they had formed a committee of volunteers, all of whom, with one exception, still make up the committee today. The original committee was Dave Richardson, Ted Erickson, Dalene O’Brien, Larry Moeller, Tom Mowen, Marilyn Goeldner and George Eckstein.
Five bands were included in the first Iowa Municipal Band Festival in July of 1992. They were Ames, Hampton, Newton, Marshalltown and Boone. The following year seven bands performed. Since year three, a full slate of eight bands or more bands have entertained the audience at what has now become established as the Iowa Municipal Band Festival. The festival has truly become a state wide festival with 31 communities represented since 1991. The festival has welcomed a band from Zumbrota, Minnesota as well as the Blaskapelle Muhlhausen group from Germany over the last few years as well.
Boone’s Herman Park Pavilion is the ideal setting for the festival. Concerts are held in the pavilion, which was donated to the city of Boone by the Herman family in 1917. The pavilion provides protection for musicians and spectators alike in the event of inclement weather. The Herman Park Pavilion was immortalized in 1994, when Frank Piersol was commissioned to write the “Pavilion March”. Mr. Piersol conducted the premier performance at the 1994 festival. This march has become a favorite of not only the Boone Municipal Band and their fans but has sold well to other bands across the country.
The Iowa Municipal Band Festival has truly become a one-of-a-kind celebration of band music. During this one day each year, musicians representing their communities have an opportunity to perform to a wonderful audience in a non-competitive performance that continues the century old tradition of community band music in Iowa.
Make plans to join us on the second Saturday in July for the annual Iowa Municipal Band Festival!
The lineup for the 21st annual Iowa Municipal Band Festival is now official. We hope you can join us on July 14th at the Herman Park Pavilion to see the following bands take the stage.
11:00 a.m. Heartland Senior Band (Ames)
12:00 p.m. New Horizons Band (Des Moines)
1:00 p.m. Ames Municipal Band
2:00 p.m. Tri-County Community Band
3:00 p.m. Rockwell-Collins Concert Band (Cedar Rapids)
4:00 p.m. Dcamp Family Band (Davenport)
5:00 p.m. Eastern Iowa Brass Band
6:00 p.m. Boone Municipal Band
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