Yuletide Hall Entertainment

Thursday, December 1, 2022

6pm – 9pm: Barry Boyce Band: German Style Polka & Waltz with English Vocals, including Christmas music in Polka Tempo

Friday, December 2, 2022

12pm – 3pm: Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen is a polka/variety band based out of Mt Vernon, IA. She has been inducted in the Polka Hall of Fame and the Midwest All Music Association Hall of Fame. The band had the honor of playing on the National Mall in Washington DC for the Smithsonian Folklife Fest in 1996. Get ready to dance and sing along to a variety of music including polkas, waltzes, country, two steps, big band, Latin, and party favorites!
4pm – 5pm: Festival Brass Quintet is modeled after the successful Canadian Brass Quintet. Instrumentation includes two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba performing a collection of holiday music.
6:30pm – 9pm: Malek’s Fishermen Band is one of the finest polka bands in the Midwest; and continue the great tradition of dance music excellence started by Syl Malek in the 1930’s with Malek Bros. Accordion Band. They will be performing European dance music: polka, waltz, etc. and German, Czech, Polish, Irish and Norwegian holiday standards.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

12pm – 12:30pm: Mackenzie Highlanders Pipes and Drums of Iowa Bagpipes and drums
1pm – 1:20: Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss is an award winning Bavarian Dance group founded in 1961, whose purpose is to promote the appreciation
and preservation of German and Austrian culture, with the State of Bavaria as the main emphasis.
2pm – 2:30pm: Heartland Youth Choir provides a performance-based program for youth that emphasizes musical literacy and character development. Heartland Youth Choir provides a unique opportunity for children of diverse backgrounds with a particular aptitude in vocal music to explore that interest beyond their school setting.
2:45pm – 3:15pm : Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss is an award winning Bavarian Dance group founded in 1961, whose purpose is to promote the appreciation
and preservation of German and Austrian culture, with the State of Bavaria as the main emphasis.
2:45pm – 3:15pm: Foy School of Irish Dance Celebrate Irish culture with the Foy School of Irish Dance. The revelry includes delightful traditional dances and contemporary choreographed numbers that both enchant and entertain!
4:15pm – 4:45pm: Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss is an award winning Bavarian Dance group founded in 1961, whose purpose is to promote the appreciation
and preservation of German and Austrian culture, with the State of Bavaria as the main emphasis.
5:15pm – 5:30pm: Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss is an award winning Bavarian Dance group founded in 1961, whose purpose is to promote the appreciation
and preservation of German and Austrian culture, with the State of Bavaria as the main emphasis.
6pm – 9pm: Bolzen Beer Band Party Polka

Sunday, December 4, 2022

11:30am – 12:10pm: Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss is an award winning Bavarian Dance group founded in 1961, whose purpose is to promote the appreciation
and preservation of German and Austrian culture, with the State of Bavaria as the main emphasis.
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Metro Brass Quintet was founded in the Spring of 2014 and has performed high quality brass music for numerous events in the Des Moines metro and brings a festive spirit to all of its performances.
1:40 – 2:20pm: Schuhplattler Gruppe Edelweiss is an award winning Bavarian Dance group founded in 1961, whose purpose is to promote the appreciation
and preservation of German and Austrian culture, with the State of Bavaria as the main emphasis.
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Metro Brass Quintet was founded in the Spring of 2014 and has performed high quality brass music for numerous events in the Des Moines metro and brings a festive spirit to all of its performances.
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Ackley German Band, from The Pennsylvania Polka to Roll Out The Barrel, you’ll have fun!

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Kayla Garvin

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Marty Boesenberg

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