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Eastern Iowa Brass Band Spirit of Christmas Saturday, Dec. 9

MOUNT VERNON– Eastern Iowa Brass Band shares its musical experience on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Middle School Auditorium, located at 525 Palisades Rd SW.
The 34 brass and percussion musicians perform favorites like “White Christmas” and “Sleigh Ride,” popular songs like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” and traditional carols in “An English Christmas” with baritone David Raim.
David Raim has performed in the area for over 30 years in a variety of roles and genres. He has performed as a soloist with CCPA Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, Theatre Cedar Rapids and the Eastern Iowa Brass Band. He has also performed in local theatre productions at Riverside Theatre, TCR, University of Iowa Theater, University of Iowa Opera Theatre and Iowa City Community Theater.
“Spirit of Christmas is special this year as David Raim sings well known carols featured in ‘An English Christmas,’” said director Alex Beamer. “Our annual Christmas concert is an opportunity to join voice and brass in a marvelous and magical way.”
Local Solon and North Liberty members of the band include Alex Beamer, Director; Todd Bransky, euphonium; Lydia Raim, euphonium; and Bob Upmeyer, tenor horn.
Tickets for the performance are $10 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets are available at the door purchased via cash or check.