Mar 20

Commission Meeting 23 March

The City Band Commission will meet at the Washington High School band room at 4:45 PM on Friday, 23 March. This meeting will discuss the 2018 budget amendments, if any. Immediately after, the Commission will hold auditions.

The meeting is open to the public, the auditions are open only to the Commission and the auditioners.

Feb 16

2018 Young Artist Competition

The 2018 Young Artist Competition will be held Wednesday, 18 April, at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids — the eighth annual event!

The competition is open to woodwind, brass, and percussion students in grades 9-12 who live or attend school in Linn County and participate in a school band program. The winner will be a featured guest soloist one week during the 2018 CRMB season, and will receive the Margaret Kegel Memorial Scholarship, worth $500.

 

For more information, click this link for a poster, or write to Steve Shanley at sshanley@coe.edu by Friday, 6 April.

Feb 13

CRMB Auditions 23 and 25 March

The City Band Commission will conduct auditions for the Municipal Band on 23 and 25 March 2018. Auditions will run from 6 to roughly 9 PM on Friday, 23 March, and 1 to roughly 4 PM on Sunday, 25 March.

Please note that no auditions will be held on Saturday, 24 March.

Audition times are on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be given the earliest available audition time. Some adjustments can be made, but these will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

We are auditioning for both full positions and substitute players. As such, auditions are open for all sections.

Please contact Scott Haney (Business Manager) at business@crmuniband.org to schedule a time. Please provide your name, cell number (so we can call if the schedule changes), and instrument on which you will audition.

Jan 16

Commission Meeting 28 January 2018

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session at 7 PM, 28 January 2018, in Marquis Hall on the Coe College campus. Agenda includes (but is not limited to) financial reports, setting the 2018 season schedule, and scheduling auditions.

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)