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JMIH ‘Tis the Season Calendar Announced

DeKalb Brass and Kishwaukee Brass Quintet

Pre School Education and Community Outreach Project

DeKalb -   The lively sounds of Christmas brass opens this Sunday, December 4 3:30 at the Ellwood House, DeKalb.  


Thanks to financial partners:  Wurlitzer Foundation, Kiwanis Club of DeKalb, Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club and citizen donations the ‘Artist in Residence’ Educational programs are available for six DeKalb County preschools:  Genoa Faith Methodist, Sycamore Federated, DeKalb Kindercare, Growing Place, Children’s Learning Center, and Shabbona UCC.  Please call preschools for details.


Children are thrilled to see and hear ‘live’ professional musicians.  The programs have been collaboratively designed to enhance a child’s natural development.



The following programs are open to the public:

Sunday,December 4     3:30 PM    Ellwood House Christmas

Tuesday, December 6  11:00 AM  NIU Holmes Student Center Hotel lobby

Friday, December 9      8:30 PM    KSO post concert

Thurs, December 15    7:00 PM     Barb City Manor - includes DeKalb Kiwanis Builder’s Clubs from Rosette and Huntley Middle Schools.

 (Barb City Manor’s collaborative project with Kiwanis Builders Clubs at Huntley and Rosette Middles has received DeKalb Kiwanis support.  Both clubs and other citizens assist JMIH in funding the outreach programs.)


The lively “Brass Party’ includes sing-a-longs, salutes to the world’s Christmas Songs and the best of ‘Canadian Brass’.  There are nearly 70 selections are in the quintet's library.


Some performances will be dedicated to the memory of the late Tom Sims, NIU Biology Professor, and original member of the brass quintet.  His spirited attitude for over 14 years has helped many in DeKalb enjoy the sounds of brass.


To sponsor an appearance of the quintet please send e mail to


You’re invited to ‘Deck the Halls’ with Carols of Brass Christmas Joy.


                            Please contact JMIH immediately to lend your tax-deductible support!

E mail: 
or by phone: at (815) 758-1093.    

                               Your gift of live music can provide a magical time for all ages.  
                                                     Join ‘Tis the Season.

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