The Eastern Iowa Brass Band to perform at the Washington Area Performing Arts & Events Center Print
Friday, March 15 2019 09:11

After a lengthy winter full of cancellations, the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center will happily “warm up” the stage this St. Patrick’s Day welcoming the Eastern Iowa Brass Band on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 2:30 in the afternoon.


For over 30 years, the Eastern Iowa Brass Band has been entertaining audiences throughout Iowa, the mid-west and even beyond. The band grew from a brass ensemble that was originally a part of the Mount Vernon, Iowa, City Band. The band was incorporated in 1986 and formed the foundation for one of the longest-standing amateur brass bands in the country and the only year-round brass band in the state of Iowa.


The 35-member band performs from a repertoire which features original works for brass bands. These include marches, medleys, hymn tune arrangements, folk songs, American patriotic offerings, Broadway showtunes, and novelty features. EIBB conforms to the unique British band style -- featuring conical bore horns, producing a rich, mellow sound that is both dynamic and colorful. In place of the trumpets, French Horns and woodwind instruments used in concert bands in the United States, the British Brass Band uses cornets, flugelhorn, tenor horns, euphoniums, baritones, trombones and tubas, as well as percussion. As the only brass band of this type in Iowa, the EIBB presents a truly unique musical experience.


Plan now to attend! General Admission Tickets (Adults $15/Students $10) are available online at, or two weeks before the show at the Washington Chamber of Commerce, 205 West Main Street, 319-653-3272.


Easteren Iowa Brass Band Poster