Thanks for your interest in NIMAP and the North Iowa Festival
of Brass. The festival is a Drum Corps International (DCI) Open
Class competition, hosted at Forest City High School. It features
groups from througout the United States and Canada, and is the
region's only event of its kind! One additonal detail that makes
our competition unique is the fact that it is the LAST competition
of the year, before the DCI World Championship competition the
following week in Indianapolis, Indiana. These talented groups
will have rehearsed all summer to present the very finest presentation
of music and motion in the region.
The competition begins on August 1st at 7:00
P.M., but the gates and concession stands open at 5:30 P.M..
The Forest City Music Boosters will have an exceptional selection
of food, so feel free to come early, choose your spot in the stands
(to mark with a blanket) and then enjoy a wonderful and well-priced
Tickets (General Admission) are $10 in advance and $15 at the
You can get the advanced tickets online
until Noon today.
The competition will take place at the Forest City High School
206 North School Street, Forest City, IA 50436.
the Competing Corps!
Eight of the world's best drum corps will join
us for the 2015 North Iowa Festival of Brass. This year, we will
be following our ensembles throuhout the summer, so that you can
learn about the performers, instructors, and support staff, and
see the exciting and fast-paced summer tour that culminates in
Forest City, Iowa.
THE 2015 COMPETING CORPS ARE:
7th Regiment - New London, Conneticut
Costal Surge - Myrtle Beach,
Colt Cadets - Dubuque, Iowa
Govenaires - St. Peter, Minnesota
Les Stentors - Sherbrook, Quebec
Minnesota Brass - St. Paul,
Raiders - Wayne, New Jersey
Vanguard Cadets - Santa Clara,
- Thank You!
The North Iowa Festival of Brass could not take place
without the generous support of our sponsors.
"Lead" Sponsor Level ($2,500)
John K. & Luise V. Hanson Foundation
"Adopt-A-Corps" Level ($1,000)
This sponsorship level is still available.
Please contact us if you are interested.
"Drum Major" Level ($500-$999)
Farmers Cooperative Association
Rieman Music, Inc.
"Section Leader" Level ($100-$499)
Clear Lake Phone Company
Jerome and Eunice Clouse
Other Generous Sponsors
Bakke & Gordon Law Office
Forest City (641) 585-2530
Jeff and Jean Bergo
Best Western Holiday Lodge, Clear Lake
Thomas and Julia Birdsall
Paul and Marge Fitzgerald
Brian and Nancy Houdek
Doug and Phyllis Lee
Darin and Sherilyn Theel
In addition, the competing corps are graciously housed by local
area school band programs.
2015 North Iowa Music Arts & Pageantry, Incorporated