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The IMAA's new CRESCENDO percussion ensemble offers professional instruction to help players take their skills to the next level, with practices and performances from November 2017 to mid-April 2018.

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Voted the Best Drum Corps International Open Class Tour Event in 2016 and 2017, the Tournament of Drums will march into Kingston Stadium again in 2018!

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2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the Emerald Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. A performance by an alumni corps marked this milestone. The corps was part of the rich history of drum corps in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


The Iowa Music and Arts Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to promote, preserve and perpetuate the education of music and the arts for all.

The IMAA’s mission is realized through the implementation of its vision:

To promote by demonstrating that music and arts education, collaboration and performance are the foundation of developing well-rounded people.

To preserve by accentuating, enhancing and sponsoring related music and arts programs.

To perpetuate initiatives and activities that facilitate long-term positive arts impact for all.

The IMAA’s current projects include:

Sponsorship of the annual Tournament of Drums, a drum and bugle corps competition that is part of the Drum Corps International summer tour.

The formation of an indoor drum line.

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    All of the funding received by the Iowa Music and Arts Association goes directly towards running the organization for the benefit of its members. The IMAA depends on the generosity of private donors, corporate sponsorships, equipment donations, and fundraising events in order to operate the organization. 

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