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2024 Wurst Brass Festival
It's the wurst fest with the best brass!
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Get ready for a brass-filled extravaganza coupled with mouthwatering German cuisine! The Iowa Brass is thrilled to present the Wurst Brass Festival alongside Amana's annual "Wurst Festival" for two fantastic days!

Join us on Friday and Saturday, June 14 & 15, as talented brass bands from across the nation converge at two stunning venues.

Amana, Iowa is about to pulsate with the beat of exceptional music. Prepare for the UK’s famed Whit Friday march music competition making its American debut in this heartland town. Bands from far and wide will gather for the 'Wurst Friday' march music competition hosted by the Iowa Brass. The historic Amana Colonies provide the perfect backdrop, offering a glimpse into the captivating stories of the area's German immigrant founders. Amidst this historical setting, the musical brilliance of the Wurst Friday march music competition will take center stage.

On Friday, June 14th, the air will resonate with brass melodies across various locations in Amana. Experience the electrifying clash of competing bands vying for the title of champions in the inaugural Wurst Friday march music competition. Brace yourself for a showcase of brass mastery with judges and eager audience members awaiting the breathtaking performances.  Friday is FREE!

Come Saturday, June 15th, from 10 am to 6:30 pm, the Festhalle Barn will host an entertaining brass band music festival. Simultaneously, smaller brass groups will captivate audiences from 10:30 am to 6 pm on the Millstream Brewing Company stage.

 

The 2024 Wurst Brass Festival proudly announces our guest Emcee: the one and only Justin Roberts!

Admission to this unforgettable festival is only $5, offering an affordable opportunity to witness the talent of brass bands while honoring Amana's rich German heritage. Don't miss the 2nd annual Wurst Brass Festival by Iowa Brass. Save the date, secure your tickets, and prepare to be enchanted by the resounding brass tunes!

Got a "Wurst Festival" handstamp? Enjoy a discounted entrance fee of $3 (originally $5) for the "Wurst Brass Festival" at the Festhalle Barn. Similarly, with a "Wurst Brass Festival" wristband, relish reduced admission to Amana Colonies' "Wurst Festival" for just $5 instead of the usual $7. It's an opportunity to immerse yourself in soul-stirring music and relish delightful German cuisine at both events!

Two prime locations will feature performing bands:

  • Festhalle Barn, 4707 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203

  • Millstream Brewing Co, 835 48th Ave, Amana, IA 52203

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For more details, including the schedule of events and logistical information, head over here:

- Band Registration

- Wurst Friday competition rules

- Schedule of events

- Logistics information 

- Festival Emcee

- Wurst Friday Judges

- Stages

- Audience Choice Awards

- Merchandise

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Hear what people are saying about the Wurst Brass Festival

"Keep on bringing great musicians. It was so fun!!"

"We want it every year! Great organization."

"Great fun day! Wonderful venue!"

"Great location. Iowa Brass was excellent. Do it again next year!"

"This is fantastic… can’t wait to get back here next year!!!"

"So very fun! Can’t wait to come back next year!"

"Thank you for such a great event."

"Great fun day! Wonderful venue!"

We would like to thank our sponsors and donors. 
We could not continue to make music without you!

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