Van Zante Selected for SEIBA Honor Band

(Fairfield, Iowa) – On Saturday, January 6, approximately 800 students from Southeast Iowa arrived at Fairfield High School in hopes of being accepted to attend the SEIBA Honor Band Festival. Each year, the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association sponsors the auditions in Fairfield. This year, there were 28 audition centers, with approximately 400 students auditioning for two junior high bands; over 300 students auditioning for the high school concert band; and about 50 students auditioning for the high school jazz band.

Delanee Van Zante of EBF High School was selected to participate in the SEIBA HS Honor band. High school students prepare two assigned etudes, chromatic and all major scales, and a solo excerpt of their choice. Competition is tough, as a small percentage of the students auditioning are accepted.

“All of the students from EBF that auditioned did an excellent job, demonstrated a commitment to music, and did an outstanding job of representing our school and communities,” said Joe Overton, EBF Band Director, in a news release.

The SEIBA Honor Band Concert will be held at Iowa City West High School on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The students will rehearse with guest conductors during the afternoon and give an evening concert. The junior high bands will present their concert at 5:00 PM followed by the high school bands at 6:00 PM.

Randy Houser is Born

Randy Houser was born in Lake, Mississippi on December 18, 1975. Houser reached #1 with How Country Feels, the title track to his third album, and with Runnin’ Outta Moonlight, in 2013. He co-wrote the singles Honky Tonk Badonkadonk by Trace Adkins, Back That Thing Up by Justin Moore, and My Cowboy by country-pop artist Jessie James.

Happy 42nd birthday, Randy! Feel free to reminisce with us as we watch the music video for Runnin’ Outta Moonlight:

George Daily Auditorium Presents ‘Ball in the House’

Ball in the House is an R&B/Soul/Pop a cappella group making “music that’ll move ya” with beatbox and vocal bass under their cool harmonies. Ball in the House has appeared on The Today Show, America’s Got Talent, and NPR and opened for The Beach Boys, Lionel Richie, The Jonas Brothers, and many more! Don’t miss them on Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the George Daily Auditorium in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Tickets are $10 for students and $22 for adults.
Ball in the House is sponsored by Musco Lighting.

‘Sing for Joy’ Christmas Tea by Oskaloosa Women’s Connection

Come and enjoy the afternoon celebrating the “reason for the season”. We will have a variety of wonderful desserts and finger foods.


Who: Bev DeVries, a native Osky gal, will be the speaker. She will share some of her life’s most interesting events with us. She is the general manager of KCWN radio station in Pella. The McKay family from Fremont, Iowa, will spread the joy of Christmas with their musically talented family.

What: Christmas Tea by Oskaloosa Women’s Connection

When: Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 405 High Ave. E, Oskaloosa

Cost: $6.00


Please make reservations for dinner and free child care by Tuesday, December 5, by calling Twink at (641)673-7345 or Judy at 641-672-2313. If you need to cancel after having made a reservation, please call the same ladies by 9:00 AM on December 9.


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