Bix Youth Band

2014 Bix Youth Band Schedule

June 14 - Geneseo Music Festival - 3 pm
June 18 - East Moline Parks (tbd) - tbd
June 22 - Blossoms at Butterworth - 1 to 3
July 13 - Catfish Jazz Society - tbd
July 15 - Davenport Outing Club - private event

2014 Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Youth Jazz Band

Sabrina Alt, Rock Island High School
Alexandra Axup, Rock Island High School
Ansel Bare, North Scott High School
Reid Barlow, Pleasant Valley High School
Lucas Boley, United Township High School
Nathan Brackevelt, United Township High School
Haylee Ernst, North Scott High School
Katy Fier, Clinton High School
Max Friestad, Rock Island High School
David Fudge, Moline High School
Matthew Gray, United Township High School
Stephanie Hesse, Pleasant Valley High School
Sasha Higgins, Clinton High School
Dale Huntley, Jr., Alleman High School
Koby Peterson, Rock Island High School
Joel Whitmore, Calamus-Wheatland High School
Directed By Jim Buennig, Western Illinois University

Bix Youth Band

The Bix Youth Band is sponsored by the Bix Memorial Society of Davenport, IA. An auditioned group, the band seeks to spread the music of Bix Beiderbecke and other early 20th century artists and further jazz education in the Quad Cities. The Youth Band is made up of middle and high school students from throughout the Quad Cities who express an interest in early jazz and complete a successful audition. Come see us this summer!

Audition Information

Auditions for the 2014 Bix Youth Band will be held on at the Bettendorf Community Center on November 24 from 3-7 PM. 

Here is a link to the 2014 audition packet:


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