Once again, the Eastern Iowa Brass Band has invited the Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale to join us on our December subscription series concert. Under the direction of Fred Kiser, the CR Concert Chorale will perform highlights from Handel’s “Messiah” accompanied by members of the Eastern Iowa Brass Band.
The Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale is made up of homemakers, teachers, doctors, receptionists, radio personalities, city employees, secretaries, real estate brokers, executives and many other professionals. The Chorale, founded in 1959, also serves as the principal choral ensemble of the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra. The Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale is an auditioned SATB chorus of up to 100 voices.
Most Entertaining – Dublin Silver Band
Best Cornet – Bob Hinckley, Central Florida Brass Band
Best soloist – Robert Miller, Weston Silver Band (Euphonium)
Best March – Prairie Brass Band
Best Percussion – Dublin Silver Band
Best New Arrangement – “Give it one” Central Florida
The Eastern Iowa Brass Band is announcing a performance on Friday, November 5th in Rock Falls, Illinois.
The performance is part of a fund-raising dinner/concert at the Rock Falls Middle School. Performing groups include: the Rock Falls Middle School band, High School Band, High School Choir, and concluding with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band. The Spaghetti Dinner and Concert is sponsored by the Rock Falls Middle School Music Boosters.
This will be the last performance before the EIBB competes in the US Open Brass Band Championships in St. Charles Illinois on November 6th.
Dinner is served between: 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM
Concert begins at 7:00 PM
Spaghetti dinner $5.00 per plate
Admission to the concert is $5.00 per person
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U S Open Brass Band Championships
Band Draw 2010
Brass Bands International is pleased to announce the 8th Annual US Open Brass Band Championships, hosted by the Prairie Brass Band and in partnership with Buffet Crampon. This year’s competitors, consisting of eight bands from seven states, as well as Canada, will take the stage at the Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles, Illinois on Saturday, November 6, 2010. Doors will open at 9:00 AM, the first band begins at 9:30 AM and the contest will run until 4:15 PM.
Performing will be the following brass bands:
Madison Brass Band
Fountain City Brass Band
Kansas City, Missouri
Eastern Iowa Brass Band
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
James Madison University Brass Band
Prairie Brass Band
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Weston Silver Band
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Brass Band of Central Florida
Ohio Brass Band
The bands will be competing for trophies and cash prizes, including Grand Champion, 2nd. Place, Best Performance of a March, Most Entertaining Band, Best New Composition or Arrangement for Brass Band and most Outstanding Percussion Section. The award for the Best Soloist of the Day and a specially engraved Besson cornet for the Best Cornet Player of the day will be awarded by Buffet Crampon, which is also the sponsor of Frank Renton, The Voice of the US Open.
All indications are that this will be the most competitive and exciting US Open ever, so don’t miss it.
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