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Youngblood Brass Band Concert Press Release PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nicolas Propes   
Monday, 14 April 2014 11:24

Bettendorf – The Pleasant Valley High School Band Program is excited to be hosting the internationally renowned Youngblood Brass Band live in concert on May 5, 2014. The concert will start at 7:00 in the Pleasant Valley High School Auditorium with PVHS Jazz Combos followed by an hour long set by the Youngblood Brass Band. The concert is an all-ages show and is open to the public. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students in grades K-12 and are available online at www.spartanbands.com.

Youngblood Brass Band flouts convention in an ecstatic, raucous, incendiary fashion, taking the form of a New Orleans brass band and morphing it into a punked-out hip-hop behemoth of groove and purpose. The ten-member ensemble, born in Madison, Wisconsin, now hails from all over the US (Madison, Brooklyn, Nashville, Minneapolis, Chicago) and has been unleashing their crash course in genre-bending on stages worldwide since 2000.

Youngblood has headlined countless tours in the States and abroad, selling out dates in over 20 countries. Their festival résumé reads like a list of the heaviest music events in the world: Roskilde, Glastonbury, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, SXSW, CMJ, North Sea Jazz, WOMAD...ad infinitum. Whitehot live shows secured the band’s status as an incredible group to witness, whether in an intimate club setting or in front of thousands on a festival stage.

Youngblood’s new album (the first in 5 years), Pax Volumi, sees the band partnering with Tru Thoughts, the Brighton UK label that includes a roster ranging from deep soul (Alice Russell) to hiphop (Ty) to straight-up New Orleans brass band (Hot 8), and the pairing couldn’t be more apt. This album sees the band finally achieving not just its musical but its production aims, capturing the live intensity of the stage as well as crafting beats and rhymes that bang right out of the speakers. It’s almost as if they spent the last 15 years getting ready to become THIS Youngblood Brass Band; as though everything in the past had led up to the creation of an album that defies classification, an album that couldn’t be made by any other group. On stages in the states and overseas, the verdict has been issued: the band has never sounded so good. Youngblood Brass Band has become an institution, one that demands to be seen and heard.

This appearance of Youngblood Brass Band has been made possible, in part, through an educational grant from Griggs Music, Jupiter Band Instruments, XO Professional Brass, and Mapex Drums.  Members of Youngblood Brass Band perform on Jupiter Saxophones, XO Brass, and Mapex Drums

For more information, please contact Drew Anderson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Nova Singers Scheduling Auditions PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nova Singers   
Friday, 11 April 2014 15:32

Nova Singers, the region's premier professional vocal ensemble, is currently scheduling auditions for the 2014-2015 season.

Singers with extensive choral experience and vocal training are invited to audition. Interested individuals may contact Nova Singers' founder and music director, Dr. Laura Lane, at 309-341-7229 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or to schedule an audition.

The award winning Nova Singers have remained committed to the highest artistic standards since their founding in 1986. The ensemble has performed throughout the Midwest, as well as at state, regional, and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association.

Each year Nova presents an eight-concert season of outstanding choral music in Galesburg and the Quad Cities. Nova Singers has also released eight professional recordings.

 
Organist Delbert Disselhorst Featured in Concert Sunday, May 4, at 4:00pm PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Trinity Lutheran Church   
Friday, 11 April 2014 15:27

Dr. Delbert Disselhorst, Professor Emeritus of Organ at the University of Iowa, will be featured in concert on Sunday, May 4, at 4:00pm, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th Street, Moline, Illinois.  The program includes works by Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Helmut Walcha, Felix Mendelssohn, and J.S. Bach.

This concert is the opening program in a trio of organ recitals in 2014 celebrating the 40th anniversary of the dedication of Trinity’s pipe organ.  Handcrafted by the Canadian firm of Casavant Frères, the organ was dedicated March 17, 1974.  Designed using principles of organ construction dating back four centuries, Trinity’s Casavant organ resembles organs of Baroque Europe at the time of great organists such as Buxtehude, Sweelinck, and J.S. Bach.  The organ has 32 stops, comprised of 2050 pipes, spread over 3 keyboard divisions and pedal.  The Casavant opus 3200 organ at Trinity Lutheran Church was the first of its kind in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois and remains a premiere instrument for the presentation of music by J.S. Bach and his contemporaries.

Delbert Disselhorst holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Illinois, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan.  He was a recipient of a Fulbright grant in organ, studying with Helmut Walcha at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  As a concert artist, Disselhorst has performed nationally throughout the United States, and internationally in Canada, Europe, and Korea.

This 4:00pm concert is free, and Trinity Lutheran Church invites the public to attend.

Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 1330 13th Street, Moline, Illinois.  For additional information contact the church at (309) 762-3624, or visit www.tlcmoline.org

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QUAD CITY RockFEST Saturday, July 19, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephani Nagle   
Friday, 11 April 2014 14:56

3-11 pm

Seven Bands, Eight Hours of Rock Featuring Night Ranger and Firehouse

On Sale Friday, April 25 at 10 am!

The iWireless Center is teaming up with MetroLink and the City of Moline to bring the Quad City Rockfest to downtown Moline on Saturday, July 19, 2014 featuring Night Ranger and Firehouse.  This day-long event will feature bands inside the iWireless Center and outdoor on top of the MetroLink parking garage.  Don't miss a day of BBQ, beer, vendors, contests, and a huge line-up of acts.  Tickets go on sale Friday, April 25 at 10 am.  Watch for a complete line up of acts coming soon to www.quadcityrockfest.com.

Night Ranger's debut album Dawn Patrol hit the charts hard, going instantly Top 40 with the now anthemic single, Don't Tell Me You Love Me.  They followed with a string of best-selling albums that sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. The band's popularity was fuelled by an impressive string of instantly recognizable hit singles and signature album tracks, including, (You Can Still) Rock In America, When You Close Your Eyes, Sister Christian, Sentimental Street, and Goodbye.

Firehouse arrived at the peak of the pop metal explosion releasing their first album in 1991 The group's melodic, commercial hard rock had immediate chart success; their self-titled debut went platinum and featured two Top 20 singles, Don't Treat Me Bad and Love of a Lifetime. The following year, Firehouse released their second album, Hold Your Fire, which went gold with the strength of their mega-hit When I Look Into Your Eyes.

 

Ticket prices $29.50 with a limited number of $45 VIP tickets and a limited number of $99 four-packs  and will go on sale Friday, April 25 at 10 am at the iWireless Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at  www.ticketmaster.com.

 
7 Sins Sideshow with special guests Matt Woods and Jailhouse Poets PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nicole Adams   
Friday, 11 April 2014 10:34
April 19th - 7 Sins Sideshow with special guests Matt Woods and Jailhouse Poets
Rock Island Brewing Company, 1815 - 2nd Ave, Rock Island
Advance Tickets $8.00
Day of tickets $12.00
Show time 9:00 pm

 
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