The tenth annual Grand Celelbration of Brass Bands was held Saturday, June 19th at Usher's Ferry Historical Village, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA. The weather was absolutely gorgeous as crowds with their law chairs assembled to hear the Eastern Iowa Brass Band, Prairie Brass Band and Illinois Brass band present 2 different concerts each throughout the day. (we managed to cover quite a handful of literature in 6 hours of performance.) There were many fine performances, but mostly it was great fun for bander and band fans alike. The concerts were capped by a Massed Band performance, wherein each conductor took up the baton(and ascended the ladder) to lead a band numbering almost 100.Peter Lipari of IBB lead God Bless the USA, Earle Dickinson of EIBB lead Seventy-six Trombones and Dallas Niermeyer of PBB lead Stars and Stripes Forever. For the banders the evening continued with food and beverage and a chance for some commraderie including the traditional top 10 list and drawing of prizes including the famous Rum Cakes. If anyone's going to be in Eastern Iowa next year, the 11th annual GCBB will be held June 18th and everyone's invited.