Sep 19

Commission Meeting 2 October CHANGED

UPDATE: Due to flooding in Cedar Rapids, the meeting has been moved back one week to 2 October. Updated announcement below.

 

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The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on Sunday, 2 October 2016, in Marquis 105 on the Coe College campus. Agenda includes (but is not limited to) FY2016 review, 2016 season review, and discussion of possible venues for 2017.

 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City program, service, or activity, should contact the Municipal Band Business Manager at 319-431-9649 or email (link to email addresses) as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the event.

Aug 05

Our last concert of the season! Don’t miss us at Bever Sunday night!

Our last concert of the season! Do not miss us tonight at Bever Park at 7:30! Our guest soloists this week are percussionists Michelle Colton and Alejandro Céspedes who are joining us from Toronto. Conductor Steve Shanley will even make an appearance on the keyboard. You will also hear other favorites like the Olympic theme and Tommy Dorsey’s TD’s Boogie Woogie. Bring your friends, a picnic, and your lawn chairs and join us for a beautiful summer evening of great music.

Our program for this week includes:
Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Katie Weston, Washington HS, Vocalist

Fanfare and Flourishes (James Curnow)

Four Scottish Dances (Malcom Arnold, arr John Paynter)

T.D.’s Boogie Woogie (Tommy Dorsey, arr. Andy Clark)

For My Mom (Michelle Colton, arr. Steve Shanley) Michelle Colton & Alejandro Céspedes, Percussion…

The Olympics: A Centennial Celebration (arr. John Moss)

Tango for the Band (Glenn Osser)

River Rock (Michelle Colton)
Michelle Colton & Alejandro Céspedes, Percussion & Steve Shanley, Keyboard

Circus Days (Karl King)

 

Aug 03

It’s our last week of the season! Join us tonight at Taft Middle School!

It is the last week of our summer season! Do not miss us tonight at Taft Middle School at 7:30! Our guest soloists this week are percussionists Michelle Colton and Alejandro Céspedes who are joining us from Toronto. It will be warm, but bring a cool beverage and a friend. Fans will be passed out before the concert!

Our program for this week includes:
Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Katie Weston, Washington HS, Vocalist

Fanfare and Flourishes (James Curnow)

Four Scottish Dances (Malcom Arnold, arr John Paynter)

T.D.’s Boogie Woogie (Tommy Dorsey, arr. Andy Clark)

For My Mom (Michelle Colton, arr. Steve Shanley) Michelle Colton & Alejandro Céspedes, Percussion

The Olympics: A Centennial Celebration (arr. John Moss)

Tango for the Band (Glenn Osser)

River Rock (Michelle Colton)
Michelle Colton & Alejandro Céspedes, Percussion & Steve Shanley, Keyboard

Circus Days (Karl King)

 

Jul 29

Fantastic Night of Music This Sunday at Ellis!

It’s our last performance at Ellis Park for the summer so you won’t want to miss it!The trombone section and our Margaret Kegel Young Artist Competition scholarship winner Tina Wichert will wow you with their flashy technique in addition to some flashy work from the band on Claude T. Smith’s Flight, favorite marches, and a symphonic suite from Star Trek.  Bring your friends and family (or pets!) out to Ellis Park this Sunday at 7:30 for a beautiful summer evening of great music!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Caroline McLaughlin, Washington HS, Vocals
  • Flight (Claude T. Smith)
  • African Samba (Adam Gorb)
  • Hosts of Freedom (Karl King)
  • Abbey Road: A Symphonic Portrait (arr. Ira Hearshen)
  • Solo de Concours (Henri Rabaud, arr. Harry Gee) Tina Wichert, Center Point-Urbana, Clarinet (CRMB Young Artist Competition Winner)

Young Artist Competition Winners

 

  • Symphonic Suite from “Star Trek” (arr. Jay Bocook)
  • Brighton Beach March (William Latham)
  • That’s a Plenty (arr. Jack Gale) & Take Me Out to the Ball Game (arr. Pete Drahozal), CRMB Trombone Quintet
  • King Karl King (Henry Fillmore)

Jul 26

Always free concerts. Join us Wednesday at Noelridge!

If you haven’t been to a Cedar Rapids Municipal Band concert yet this season, this Wednesday is your chance!  Enjoy a trombone quintet serenade and hear from our Margaret Kegel Young Artist Competition scholarship winner Tina Wichert!  Tomorrow looks to be a gorgeous evening so pack your lawn chair and come on out to Noelridge Park!  We’ll start at 7:30!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Caroline McLaughlin, Washington HS, Vocals
  • Flight (Claude T. Smith)
  • African Samba (Adam Gorb)
  • Hosts of Freedom (Karl King)
  • Abbey Road: A Symphonic Portrait (arr. Ira Hearshen)
  • Solo de Concours (Henri Rabaud, arr. Harry Gee) Tina Wichert, Center Point-Urbana, Clarinet (CRMB Young Artist Competition Winner)

Young Artist Competition Winners

Symphonic Suite from “Star Trek” (arr. Jay Bocook)

Brighton Beach March (William Latham)

That’s a Plenty (arr. Jack Gale) & Take Me Out to the Ball Game (arr. Pete Drahozal), CRMB Trombone Quintet

King Karl King (Henry Fillmore)

 

Jul 24

Special Concert Sunday at Bever

Tomorrow’s concert will be a special one!  Not only will we be officially dedicating the new band shell and celebrating our donors, but hometown Grammy award-winning composer Michael Daugherty will guest conduct, and you will love our guest artists.  So gather your friends and family for an evening of great music at Bever.  It is one not to miss!

This week’s program includes:

Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Lauren Flory, Washington HS, Vocalist

Helena Polka (arr. Louis Vitak), Marcus Haack, Accordion

Slavonic Dance No. 8 (Antonin Dvorak, arr. Longfield)

Reflections on the Mississippi, Mvts. 3 & 4 (Michael Daugherty) Blaine Cunningham, Tuba

The Syncopated Clock (Leroy Anderson)

Beer Barrel Polka (Jaromir Vejvoda), Marcus Haack, Accordion

The Crosley March (Henry Fillmore)

Vulcan (Michael Daugherty)

Whip and Spur Gallop (Thomas Allen, arr. Ray Cramer) 2.0

This week’s program is dedicated to long-time CRMB member and equipment manager Larry Klima, who passed last Thursday.

 

Jul 19

It’s Czech Week!

It’s Czech week in honor of our performance this Wednesday at Sokol Park!  You will love our guest artists this week including Marcus Haack on accordion and Blaine Cunningham on tuba.  We will also feature music from Cedar Rapids native and Grammy award-winning composer Michael Daugherty.  Join us Wednesday at 7:30 with your friends, family, picnic, and lawn chair!

This week’s program includes:

Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Lauren Flory, Washington HS, Vocalist

Helena Polka (arr. Louis Vitak), Marcus Haack, Accordion

Slavonic Dance No. 8 (Antonin Dvorak, arr. Longfield)

Reflections on the Mississippi, Mvts. 3 & 4 (Michael Daugherty) Blaine Cunningham, Tuba

The Syncopated Clock (Leroy Anderson)

Beer Barrel Polka (Jaromir Vejvoda), Marcus Haack, Accordion

The Crosley March (Henry Fillmore)

Vulcan (Michael Daugherty)

Whip and Spur Gallop (Thomas Allen, arr. Ray Cramer) 2.0

This week’s program is dedicated to long-time CRMB member and equipment manager Larry Klima, who passed last Thursday.

Jul 11

Concert this Wednesday at Johnson STEAM Academy!

It is another week of favorites for our first performance at Johnson STEAM Academy!  Be sure to bring your kids this week to enjoy FREE popcorn courtesy of Cornfusion and water.  Local trumpet legend Al Naylor will be with the band in addition to flutist Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski.  You will also enjoy the flashy “Light Cavalry Overture” and kids will love a medley of music from the movie Aladdin.  Be sure to bring a lawn chair and come on out to the Johnson STEAM Acadmy playground for some great music!

This week’s program includes:

Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication: Sarah Rosales, Jefferson HS, Vocalist

Malaguena (Ernesto Lecuona, arr. Sammy Nestico)

Light Cavalry Overture (Franz von Suppe, arr. Henry Fillmore)

Soaring on Air (Jerry Owen), Al Naylor, Trumpet

Selections from “Aladdin” (Alan Menken, arr. John Moss)

The Crusader (John Phillip Sousa)

Troll Garden (Gary Schocker), Elizabeth Sadilek-Labenski, Flute

Henry Mancini Medley (arr. John Moss)

High and Mighty (Fred Jewell)

Jul 08

Our only concert this week! Come see us Sunday at Bever!

Sunday is our only concert this week!  Join us at Bever Park for a concert that features our own:  Hear Andy Harris perform Mozart’s Horn Concerto and Denny Hodge on Trumpeter’s Lullaby in addition to a John Williams’ medley and circus march all will love!  “Rose Cottage” will be special tribute to long-time Municipal Band member, colleague, teacher, and friend Margaret Kegel.  Bring a picnic, friends, and your lawn chair for our 7:30 concert!  Please come early and enjoy the CR Youth Flute Ensemble perform at 6:30.

Sunday’s program includes:

The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Kennedy Wilson, Vocals

Declaration Overture (Claude T. Smith)

A Trumpeter’s Lullaby (Leroy Anderson), Denny Hodge, Trumpet

The National Fencibles (John Phillip Sousa)

“Rondo” from Horn Concerto No. 4 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, trans. Steve Shanley), Andy Harris, F Horn

John Williams: A Fantasy of Flight (arr. Robert W. Smith)

Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Johannes Brahms, arr. Andrew Balent)

Rose Cottage (Catherine McMichael, arr. Steve Shanley)

Broadway Showstoppers Overture (arr. Warren Barker)

Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite (Karl King)

Jul 05

Reminder: No Wednesday concert this week. Join us Sunday at Bever Park!

Sunday only this week!  7:30 at Bever Park or join us early for a special prelude concert at 6:30.  The CR Youth Flute Ensemble will perform and do a special tribute to long-time Municipal Band member, flute teacher, and friend Margaret Kegel.

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