Commission Meeting 30 September

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on 30 September 2018 at Marquis Hall on the Coe campus. Start time is 7 PM. We’ll discuss the 2018 season, budgets, and dig into possible venues for the 2019 season.

You have plans Sunday night at Bever Park- it’s the last Municipal Band Concert of the summer!

We’ve packed in the favorites for our final week!   We have a little something for everyone: music from the hit musical Hamilton, a medley of music from Pixar films including Toy StoryUpThe IncrediblesCars,  and Ratatouille, and a fantastic clarinet solo from University of Iowa clarinet professor Jorge Montilla.  Gather your family and friends, a picnic, and join us at Bever Park for our final concert of the season at 7:30!  Better yet, come at 6:00 to hear the Coe College Touring Bands before they head out on a tour of Italy the following day!

This week’s program:

  • The Star-Spangled Banner, Bibiana Granadillo, voice, Kennedy High School
  • Procession of the Nobles (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arranged by Erik Leidzen)
  • The Flea (Rizzo, Horton, Blalock, arranged by Wayne Robinson)
  • Pixar Movie Favorites (arranged by Michael Brown)
  • Manhattan Beach (John Philip Sousa)
  • Concerto for Clarinet and Band (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov) featuring Jorge Montilla, Clarinet
  • Suite from “Hamilton” (Lin-Manuel Miranda, arranged by Jerry Brubaker)
  • Radetzky March (Johan Strauss, arranged by Alfred Reed)
  • Tribute to Count Basie (arranged by John Moss)
  • Ringling Brothers Grand Entry (Al Sweet, arranged by Andrew Glover)
  • Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Bibiana Granadillo, voice, Kennedy High School

Catch us in our last week of the season Wednesday at the McGrath Amphitheater!

It’s the last week of our season, so if you haven’t made it to a municipal band concert yet this summer, this is the week to check us out!  We have a fantastic program this week with a little something for everyone: music from the hit musical Hamilton, a medley of music from Pixar films including Toy Story, Up, The IncrediblesCars,  and Ratatouille, and a fantastic clarinet solo from University of Iowa clarinet professor Jorge Montilla.  Gather your family and friends, a picnic, and join us at the McGrath Amphitheater Wednesday at 7:30!

This week’s program:

  • The Star-Spangled Banner, Bibiana Granadillo, voice, Kennedy High School
  • Procession of the Nobles (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arranged by Erik Leidzen)
  • The Flea (Rizzo, Horton, Blalock, arranged by Wayne Robinson)
  • Pixar Movie Favorites (arranged by Michael Brown)
  • Manhattan Beach (John Philip Sousa)
  • Concerto for Clarinet and Band (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov) featuring Jorge Montilla, Clarinet
  • Suite from “Hamilton” (Lin-Manuel Miranda, arranged by Jerry Brubaker)
  • Radetzky March (Johan Strauss, arranged by Alfred Reed)
  • Tribute to Count Basie (arranged by John Moss)
  • Ringling Brothers Grand Entry (Al Sweet, arranged by Andrew Glover)
  • Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Bibiana Granadillo, voice, Kennedy High School

Concert Sunday night at Ellis Park!

We have some amazing special guests this week!  Kentucky Derby bugler (and Cedar Rapids native) Steve Buttleman will amaze you with a simply gorgeous rendition of Puccini’s Nessun Dorma and invite two outstanding high school trumpeters to join him on Leroy Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday.  Ninth grade Hannah Langley will also impress on Carnival of Venice and everyone will enjoy music from Star Wars and other movie favorites.  Join us Sunda night, 7:30-8:30, at Ellis Park!

This week’s program:

  • Star Spangled Banner, Ian Weiss, vocals, Washington High School
  • Chimes of Liberty (Edwin Franko Goldman)
  • Variations on a Korean Folk Song (John Barnes Chance)
  • Carnival of Venice (arranged by Steve Shanley) featuring Hanna Langley, flute, Oakridge Middle School, Brett Dupree & Stephanie Nuss, conductors
  • Great Moments in Cinema (John Williams, arranged by Jay Bocook)
  • Nessun Dorma (Giacomo Puccini, arranged by Les Taylor) featuring Steve Buttleman, trumpet
  • Entry March of the Boyars (Johan Halvorsen, arranged by CliffordBarnes)
  • Bugler’s Holiday (Leroy Anderson) featuring Steve Buttleman, Morgan Eadie (Prairie High School), Caleb Burken (Xavier High School), trumpets
  • Tribute to Harold Arlen (arranged by James Kessler)
  • Leichtes Blut Galop (Johann Strauss, arranged by Glen Lienhart)
  • Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Ian Weiss, vocals, Washington High School

CR Municipal Band Concert Wednesday at Noelridge!

We have some amazing special guests this week!  Kentucky Derby bugler (and Cedar Rapids native) Steve Buttleman will amaze you with a simply gorgeous rendition of Puccini’s Nessun Dorma and invite two outstanding high school trumpeters to join him on Leroy Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday.  Ninth grade Hannah Langley will also impress on Carnival of Venice and everyone will enjoy music from Star Wars and other movie favorites.  Join us Wednesday night, 7:30-8:30, at Noelridge Park near the new playground!

This week’s program:

  • Star Spangled Banner, Ian Weiss, vocals, Washington High School
  • Chimes of Liberty (Edwin Franko Goldman)
  • Variations on a Korean Folk Song (John Barnes Chance)
  • Carnival of Venice (arranged by Steve Shanley) featuring Hanna Langley, flute, Oakridge Middle School, Brett Dupree & Stephanie Nuss, conductors
  • Great Moments in Cinema (John Williams, arranged by Jay Bocook)
  • Nessun Dorma (Giacomo Puccini, arranged by Les Taylor) featuring Steve Buttleman, trumpet
  • Entry March of the Boyars (Johan Halvorsen, arranged by CliffordBarnes)
  • Bugler’s Holiday (Leroy Anderson) featuring Steve Buttleman, Morgan Eadie (Prairie High School), Caleb Burken (Xavier High School), trumpets
  • Tribute to Harold Arlen (arranged by James Kessler)
  • Leichtes Blut Galop (Johann Strauss, arranged by Glen Lienhart)
  • Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Ian Weiss, vocals, Washington High School

 

Czech us out at Bever Park Sunday evening!

It’s Czech week with the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band!  We celebrate Cedar Rapids’ Czech heritage with some long-lost Czech gems in a variety of styles ranging from marches to beautiful lyrical pieces.  In addition to some fantastic Czech music, you will also enjoy a medley from Rent, Irving Berlin showstoppers, and a flashy xylophone solo by UNI professor Matt Andreini.  Sunday is looking to be a gorgeous evening for an outdoor concert!  Pack a picnic and your posse for a beautiful evening of music at Bever Park starting at 7:30!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star-Spangled Banner, Madelyn O’Brien, Kennedy High School
  • “Our Heroes” March (Julius Fucik, arranged by Armin Suppan)
  • Selections from “Rent” (arranged by Jay Bocook)
  • Czech Suite (arranged by Paul Whear)
  • Horse and Buggy (Leroy Anderson)
  • March for Masaryk (Rudolf Obruca)
  • Steppin’ ‘Round (Cort McClaren, arranged by Al Anderson) featuring Matt Andreini, Xylophone
  • Fandango (Frank Perkins, arranged by Floyd Werle)
  • Irving Berlin Showstoppers (arranged by John Higgins)
  • Muziky, Muziky (Frantisek Kmoch)
  • Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Madelyn O’Brien, Kennedy High School

It’s Czech Week! See us Wednesday at Cleveland School!

It’s Czech week with the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band!  In addition to some fantastic Czech music, you will also enjoy a medley from Rent, Irving Berlin showstoppers, and a flashy xylophone solo by UNI professor Matt Andreini.  We are excited to be back at beautiful Cleveland School and you can find us behind the school so you can enjoy good seating on the hill.  Pack a picnic and your friends!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star-Spangled Banner, Madelyn O’Brien, Kennedy High School
  • “Our Heroes” March (Julius Fucik, arranged by Armin Suppan)
  • Selections from “Rent” (arranged by Jay Bocook)
  • Czech Suite (arranged by Paul Whear)
  • Horse and Buggy (Leroy Anderson)
  • March for Masaryk (Rudolf Obruca)
  • Steppin’ ‘Round (Cort McClaren, arranged by Al Anderson) featuring Matt Andreini, Xylophone
  • Fandango (Frank Perkins, arranged by Floyd Werle)
  • Irving Berlin Showstoppers (arranged by John Higgins)
  • Muziky, Muziky (Frantisek Kmoch)
  • Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Madelyn O’Brien, Kennedy High School

Concert Sunday at McGrath Amphitheatre!

It’s flute week with the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band!  The Coe Youth Flute Ensemble and guest artist Sonja Giles, flute professor from Iowa State University, will perform.  Young Artist Competition Runner-Up Sam Kelly will also perform on clarinet and kids of all ages will love the Harry Potter medley and some mambo music!   Enjoy the beautiful scenery on the river while listening to some great music!

This week’s program:

  • Star-Spangled Banner, Ian Crumley, vocals, Linn-Mar High School
  • The Fairest of the Fair (John Philip Sousa)
  • Sea Songs (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  • Adagio Tarentella (Ernesto Cavallini, arranged by George Waln) featuring Young Artist Competition Runner-Up Sam Kelly, Clarinet, Linn-Mar High School
  • Lassus Trombone (Henry Fillmore)
  • Pennywhistle Song (Leroy Anderson)
  • Coe College Youth Flute Ensemble, (Amy Sams, Director)
  • Harry Potter Symphonic Suite (John Williams, arranged by Robert W. Smith)
  • The Swiss Shepherd (Pietro Morlacchi, arranged by Nora Kile) featuring Sonja Giles, Flute, professor at Iowa State University
  • Blue Mambo (Michael Sweeney)
  • The Big Cage (Karl King, arranged by Andrew Glover)
  • Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Ian Crumley, vocals, Linn-Mar High School

Concert Sunday at Bever Park!

We have some new selections for this Sunday’s concert!  This week features our Young Artist Competition Winner, Gus Brown, on xylophone, in addition to movie favorites Superman and The Lion King.  Sunday looks to be a beautiful evening.  Gather your friends, family, lawn chairs, and a picnic and join us for a gorgeous evening in the park with great music!

This week’s program:

  • Star Spangled Banner, Calvin Chadima, vocals, Prairie High School
  • Superman March (John Williams, arranged by Paul Lavender)
  • Alligator Alley (Michael Daugherty)
  • The Lion King (arranged by John Higgins)
  • Travelin’ Music (arranged by Robert Sheldon)
  • Tambourin Chinois (Fritz Kreisler, arranged by Bill Holcombe) featuring Young Artist Competition Winner Gus Brown, Xylophone, Xavier High School
  • Beguine for Band (Glenn Osser)
  • Big Band Bash (arranged by Bob Lowden)
  • The Southerner (Russell Alexander)
  • Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Calvin Chadima, vocals, Prairie High School

We’re on Instagram!

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