Beth Davies

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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 Story, Up, The Incredibles, Cars,  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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Celebrate the 4th of July with the CR Municipal Band!

Join us for a 4th of July celebration Wednesday evening from 7:30-8:30!  We have a fantastic line-up of patriotic favorites in addition to our Young Artist Competition winner Gus Brown on marimba and we will close out the concert with a children’s parade around the park to The Stars and Stripes Forever!  Gather your family …

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Join us Sunday at Noelridge!

We begin our 4th of July celebration a little early this week at Noelridge Park, Sunday at 7:30!  Featured guest artist this week is Anthony Williams, trombone professor at UNI who will play a piece by local composer Mike Conrad.  Kids of all ages will love the medley from Moana and everyone will love the catchy …

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