Jul 25

It’s a special kids event with the CR Municipal Band this Wednesday!

Bring the kids a little early this week to our concert at Johnson STEAM Academy playground to make their own instrument!  We will begin the instrument making at 7:00 and use our instruments to play a song along with the band!  Our concert this week features a unique clarinet solo by Christine Bellomy, Kevin Sims on vocals, and favorites from the Wizard of Oz and Louis Armstrong.  The concert starts at 7:30.  This is one not to miss, especially if you have kids!

  • The Star-Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Madelyn O’Brien, Kennedy High School
  • Minnesota Fanfare (Dean Sorenson)
  • Crown Imperial (William Walton, arr. William Duthoit)
  • Immer Kleiner (“Always Smaller”) (Adolf Schreiner, arr. George S. Howard) Christine Bellomy, clarinet
  • The Wizard of Oz (Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg, arr. James Barnes)
  • Hungarian Dance (Tchaikovsky, arr. Wil Van der Beek)
  • Salute to Louis Armstrong (arr. Eric Osterling)
  • The Black Horse Troop (John Philip Sousa, arr. Frederick Fennell)
  • My Shot (Lin-Manuel Miranda, arr. Michael Brown) Kevin Sims, voice
  • The Screamer (Fred Jewell)

 

Jul 23

CR Municipal Band Concert Sunday at Bever Park!

If you haven’t had a chance to hear us yet this week (or even if you have!), you get one more chance tonight at Bever Park. We have a program that everyone will love this week, including selections from La La Land and the Blues Brothers in addition to an Artie Shaw Concerto for clarinet performed by Amanda McCandless! Bring a friend, a lawn chair, and a picnic if you wish and come out to Bever to hear some great live music!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Lauren Flory, Washington High School
  • Montmartre March (Haydn Wood)
  • Danzon No. 2 (Arturo Marquez, arr. Oliver Nickel)
  • Highlights from “La La Land” (Justin Hurwitz, arr. Michael Brown)
  • March of the Royal Trumpets (John Philip Sousa)
  • Concerto for Clarinet (Artie Shaw) featuring Amanda McCandless, Clarinet
  • The Blues Brothers Greatest Hits (arr. Paul Murtha)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (J.S. Bach, arr. Alfred Reed)
  • They’re Off (Fred Jewell)

Jul 21

See the CR Municipal Band Saturday Morning at New Bo City Market!

We make our New Bo debut this Saturday morning at 10:00 AM!  We have a program that everyone will love this week, including selections from La La Land and the Blues Brothers in addition to an Artie Shaw Concerto for clarinet performed by Amanda McCandless! Head down to New Bo to hear us out on the lawn between 10 and 11 Saturday morning!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Lauren Flory, Washington High School
  • Montmartre March (Haydn Wood)
  • Danzon No. 2 (Arturo Marquez, arr. Oliver Nickel)
  • Highlights from “La La Land” (Justin Hurwitz, arr. Michael Brown)
  • March of the Royal Trumpets (John Philip Sousa)
  • Concerto for Clarinet (Artie Shaw) featuring Amanda McCandless, Clarinet
  • The Blues Brothers Greatest Hits (arr. Paul Murtha)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (J.S. Bach, arr. Alfred Reed)
  • They’re Off (Fred Jewell)

Jul 19

CR Municipal Band Concert at Cleveland Elementary Wednesday!

We are excited to be back at Cleveland Elementary School Wednesday night! It looks to be warm, but Cleveland has plenty of shade. We have a fantastic program for you this week including selections from La La Land and the Blues Brothers in addition to an Artie Shaw Concerto for clarinet performed by Amanda McCandless! Kids and pets are welcome so pack everyone up and head to Cleveland Wednesday night! 7:30-8:30.

This week’s program includes:

The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Lauren Flory, Washington High School

Montmartre March (Haydn Wood)

Danzon No. 2 (Arturo Marquez, arr. Oliver Nickel)

Highlights from “La La Land” (Justin Hurwitz, arr. Michael Brown)

March of the Royal Trumpets (John Philip Sousa)

Concerto for Clarinet (Artie Shaw) Featuring Amanda McCandless, Clarinet

The Blues Brothers Greatest Hits (arr. Paul Murtha)

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (J.S. Bach, arr. Alfred Reed)

They’re Off (Fred Jewell)

 

 

Jul 14

CR Municipal Band Concert Sunday at Noelridge!

After a rain-out on Wednesday, you do not want to miss our only concert this week Sunday at Noelridge!  The CRMB is made up of many of Cedar Rapids’ finest musicians and this week we feature three of our own.  You will hear from Joel Nagel on trombone, Laura Saylor on flugelhorn, and Thiago Ancelmo on clarinet.  Feel free to bring pets, children, and picnics and join us at Noelridge Park this Sunday at 7:30!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Kennedy Wilson from Kennedy High School
  • Lone Star (Frank Piersol)
  • Cavatine (Saint-Saens, arr. John Mortimer) featuring Joel Nagel, Trombone
  • Hoagy Carmichael: An American Classic (arr. James Kessler)
  • Concerto de Aranjuez (Joaquin Rodrigo, arr. Don Caneva) featuring Laura Saylor, Flugelhorn
  • Little English Girl (Davide delle Cese)
  • “Toada” & “Final” from Concertino (Francisco Mignone, trans. Kevin Kastens) featuring Thiago Ancelmo, Clarinet
  • Jump, Jive, an’ Swing (arr. Paul Murtha)
  • Sabre Dance (Khatchaturian, arr. Marc Oliver)
  • Alan Silvestri: A Night at the Movies (arr. Michael Brown)

Jul 11

CR Municipal Band Concert Wednesday at Greene Square Park!

What a treat we have for you this week!  Not only do we feature several of our own musicians including Joel Nagel on trombone, Laura Saylor on flugelhorn, and Thiago Ancelmo on clarinet, but you will enjoy a special performance by guest juggling troupe, SMIRK.  Feel free to bring pets, children, and picnics and join us at gorgeous Greene Square Park in downtown Cedar Rapids this Wednesday at 7:30!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Kennedy Wilson from Kennedy High School
  • Lone Star (Frank Piersol)
  • Cavatine (Saint-Saens, arr. John Mortimer) featuring Joel Nagel, Trombone
  • Hoagy Carmichael: An American Classic (arr. James Kessler)
  • Concerto de Aranjuez (Joaquin Rodrigo, arr. Don Caneva) featuring Laura Saylor, Flugelhorn
  • Little English Girl (Davide delle Cese)
  • “Toada” & “Final” from Concertino (Francisco Mignone, trans. Kevin Kastens) featuring Thiago Ancelmo, Clarinet
  • Jump, Jive, an’ Swing (arr. Paul Murtha) featuring Smirk (Jugglers) on Wednesday (http://smirkshow.com/)
  • Sabre Dance (Khatchaturian, arr. Marc Oliver) featuring Smirk (Jugglers) on Wednesday (http://smirkshow.com/)
  • Alan Silvestri: A Night at the Movies (arr. Michael Brown)

Jul 07

CR Municipal Band Concert Sunday at Bever!

We are back at Bever Park this Sunday!  Our guest artists this week include Young Artist Competition runner-up Sam Kelly on clarinet, recent UNI grad Brent Mead on trombone, and long-time Maquoketa band director guest conducting a favorite Karl King march.  Bring a lawn chair and a picnic and join us at Bever Park at 7:30!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Tristen Perreault, from Xavier
  • Snowbird March (Frank Piersol)
  • Folk Dances (Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. H. Robert Reynolds)
  • Concerto in E-flat, First Movement (Franz Rosler, arr. Steve Shanley)
    Sam Kelly, Clarinet
  • Selections from “Phantom of the Opera” (Andrew Lloyd Webber, arr. Warren Barker)
  • Voice of America (Karl King), Jay Kahn, Conductor
  • Clarinet Candy (Leroy Anderson)
  • Morceau Symphonique (Alexandre Guilmant, arr. W. Shepard)
    Brent Mead, Trombone
  • Theme from “The Magnificent Seven” (Elmer Bernstein, arr. Paul Yoder)

Jul 04

CR Municipal Band Concert Wednesday at Guthridge!

We are excited to make our Hiawatha debut this Wednesday evening at Guthridge Park!  Our guest artists this week include Young Artist Competition runner-up Sam Kelly on clarinet, recent UNI grad Brent Mead on trombone, and long-time Maquoketa band director guest conducting a favorite Karl King march.  Bring a lawn chair and a picnic and join us at beautiful Guthridge Park at 7:30!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Tristen Perreault, from Xavier
  • Snowbird March (Frank Piersol)
  • Folk Dances (Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. H. Robert Reynolds)
  • Concerto in E-flat, First Movement (Franz Rosler, arr. Steve Shanley)
    Sam Kelly, Clarinet
  • Selections from “Phantom of the Opera” (Andrew Lloyd Webber, arr. Warren Barker)
  • Voice of America (Karl King), Jay Kahn, Conductor
  • Clarinet Candy (Leroy Anderson)
  • Morceau Symphonique (Alexandre Guilmant, arr. W. Shepard)
    Brent Mead, Trombone
  • Theme from “The Magnificent Seven” (Elmer Bernstein, arr. Paul Yoder)

 

Jun 30

Celebrate America Sunday at the McGrath Amphitheater!

Our only concert this week is this Sunday at the McGrath Amphitheater! We celebrate America this week with a special children’s march and guest artists The Marshalls Vocal Trio singing some of your favorite Gershwin and patriotic melodies. We also honor our veterans with a salute to our armed forces. This is a week not to miss! Pack a picnic, your kids, and your favorite veteran and join us at scenic amphitheater  this Sunday at 7:30!

The Star-Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Kelby Yoder, Prairie
River City March (Frank Piersol)
American Faces (David Holsinger)
America the Beautiful (arr. Dragon)
American Patrol (F.W. Meacham)
Clap Yo Hands (George Gershwin, arr. Chris McDonald) featuring the Marshalls Vocal Trio
God Bless America (Irving Berlin, arr. Chris McDonald) featuring the Marshalls Vocal Trio
Hallelujah (Vincent Youmans, arr. Chris McDonald) featuring the Marshalls Vocal Trio
Armed Forces Salute (arr. Bob Lowden)
Salute to American Jazz (arr. Sammy Nestico)
The Stars and Stripes Forever (John Philip Sousa) and children’s march!

Jun 26

Celebrate America Wednesday at Noelridge!

We celebrate America this week with a special children’s march and guest artists The Marshalls Vocal Trio singing some of your favorite Gershwin and patriotic melodies.  We also honor our veterans with a salute to our armed forces.  This is a week not to miss!  Pack a picnic, your kids, and your favorite veteran and join us at Noelridge this Wednesday at 7:30!

  • The Star-Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Kelby Yoder, Prairie
  • River City March (Frank Piersol)
  • American Faces (David Holsinger)
  • America the Beautiful (arr. Dragon)
  • American Patrol (F.W. Meacham)
  • Clap Yo Hands (George Gershwin, arr. Chris McDonald) featuring the Marshalls Vocal Trio
  • God Bless America (Irving Berlin, arr. Chris McDonald) featuring the Marshalls Vocal Trio
  • Hallelujah (Vincent Youmans, arr. Chris McDonald) featuring the Marshalls Vocal Trio
  • Armed Forces Salute (arr. Bob Lowden)
  • Salute to American Jazz (arr. Sammy Nestico)
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever (John Philip Sousa) and children’s march!

 

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