Dawn Stephens (Tuba)

Dawn attended the University of Iowa from 1986-1990, where she worked on her Music Performance degree. However, it wasn’t until 1999 that Dawn actually attained her Bachelor of Arts degree. Hmmm… Though she lives in Iowa, Dawn currently plays Eb bass with the award-winning Chicago Brass Band (CBB) and has been involved with the CBB since 2016. For nearly 20 years prior to that, she performed with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band (EIBB). Dawn is also proud to have been one of the inaugural members of the Athena Brass Band in 2003. In addition to brass banding, Dawn is involved with municipal band, various quintets and other small groups that perform throughout the community. Dawn also spends quite a bit of time studying and performing improv at Theater Cedar Rapids.

Dawn is married to Greg, a brass super-hero who plays all the brass instruments. The couple has two amazing daughters. Madeline (25 years old) is principal clarinet in the Parris Island Marine Band. Lucy (24 years old) works full-time and attends college, and pulls her viola out just to please her mom, on occasion. The family has four doggies, Scout (12.5 years old), Arlie (3 years old), Maysie (3 years old) and Cookie (2 years old). In their spare time, Dawn and Greg are doing a full restoration to the historic Luther A. and Elinore T. Brewer house, a (soon-to-be relisted) national registry property.