Oct 17

Commission Meeting 29 October 2017

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session at 7 PM on 29 October 2017 in Room 105 of Marquis Hall at Coe College. Agenda includes review of 2017 season, budget review, and some forward planning on venues for 2018.

Aug 06

Last Concert of the Season Tonight at Bever Park!

It is a must-see last concert of the season tonight at Bever Park!  We feature this week the 2017 Margaret Kegel Young Artist Solo Competition winner Allyson Kegel on oboe in addition to Star Wars and other favorite marches.  Join us tonight at 7:30 for a beautiful evening of fantastic music.  Don’t forget a lawn chair and a friend!

  • Star Spangled Banner
  • His Honor (Henry Fillmore)
  • Star Wars- the Marches (John Williams, arr. Brubaker)
  • Fourth Solo de Concert (Stanislaus Verroust, arr. Tousignant) featuring the 2017 Margaret Kegel Young Artist Solo Competition winner Allyson Kegel, oboe
  • On the Mall (Edwin Franco Goldman)
  • Waltzing Winds (Eric Osterling)
  • Carmen Fantaisie Brilliante (Francois Borne, arr. Mark Rogers)
  • Amparito Roca (Jaime Texidor)
  • 1812 Overture (Tschaikowsky, arr. Mayhew Lake)
  • The Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication

Aug 01

CR Municipal Band Concert at Taft Middle School Wednesday!

It is our final week of the season and we have saved some of the best for last!  We feature this week the 2017 Margaret Kegel Young Artist Solo Competition winner Allyson Kegel on oboe in addition to Star Wars and other favorite marches.  Join us Wednesday at Taft Middle School at 7:30 for a beautiful evening of music.  Don’t forget a lawn chair and a friend!

  • Star Spangled Banner
  • His Honor (Henry Fillmore)
  • Star Wars- the Marches (John Williams, arr. Brubaker)
  • Fourth Solo de Concert (Stanislaus Verroust, arr. Tousignant) featuring the 2017 Margaret Kegel Young Artist Solo Competition winner Allyson Kegel, oboe
  • On the Mall (Edwin Franco Goldman)
  • Waltzing Winds (Eric Osterling)
  • Carmen Fantaisie Brilliante (Francois Borne, arr. Mark Rogers)
  • Amparito Roca (Jaime Texidor)
  • 1812 Overture (Tschaikowsky, arr. Mayhew Lake)
  • The Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication

Jul 30

CR Municipal Band Concert Sunday at Ellis Park!

It is our last concert of the summer at Ellis Park and after rain interrupted our Wednesday concert, tomorrow is a concert not to miss!  This week features a unique clarinet solo by Christine Bellomy, Kevin Sims as our first rapper on “My Shot” from Hamilton, and favorites from the Wizard of Oz and Louis Armstrong.  Sunday evening looks like perfect weather for an outdoor concert!  Pack your lawn chair, family and friends, and a picnic and join us at Ellis at 7:30 PM!

  • 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 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)