The Celebration Iowa Singers and Jazz Band (formerly known as the State Fair Singers and Jazz Band), an elite ensemble of 37 Iowa high school musicians, is pleased to announce an upcoming performance in Spencer on Wednesday, August 9. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Clay County Regional Events Center at the fairgrounds.
Tickets are $8, and children 12 and under are admitted for $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Clay County Regional Event Center, or at the door the day of the performance.
In it's 24th season, Celebration Iowa's 2006 show opens with a musical theatre tribute to the "Wizard of Oz," with songs like, "If I Only Had a Brain.
A "Celebration of Spirit" will be a moving set featuring a wide array of sacred music, from Christian contemporary to African American spirituals.
The show concludes with an upbeat Disney set including classic favorites from "Mary Poppins," "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "Cinderella" as well as more recent productions such as "Hunchback of Notre Dame," "Tarzan" and "Aida".
The Celebration Iowa Jazz Band offers many jazz styles as it seeks to showcase the musical talent produced by Iowa schools. A two-hour show that includes song, dance, and jazz band favorites for audience members of all ages to enjoy.
Dr. Dennis L. Darling, the program's director, says "while performances alone are exciting, most alumni of Celebration Iowa consider their musical development and the friendships formed during the program to be essential to the overall experience."