Beth Davies

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Bring kids to Johnson School at 7:00 Wednesday to make their own instrument before the concert!

We begin our two-week patriotic celebration and feature the kids on a piece this Wednesday at the Johnson STEAM Academy playground!  We will begin making instruments at 7:00 before the concert and the kids will get to play with the band on a medley of music from Moana.  Featured guest artist this week is Anthony …

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See us Sunday at Bever Park!

If you love movie music, this week is a must attend!  Xavier High School Band Director Kelli Swehla takes over on the podium for the week with a great program that includes many audience favorites.  Enjoy the fast and flashy Festive Overture along with two John Williams movie favorites, and Neil Hefti’s “Cute” featuring Fabio Augustinis …

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The CR Municipal Band Will Kick Off BBQ Roundup Thursday Night at 8:15!

Join us for a special event and time this Thursday!  Our concert will begin at the McGrath Amphitheatre at 8:15 to kick off the 30th Annual BBQ Roundup.  Xavier High School Band Director Kelli Swehla takes over on the podium for the week with a great program that includes many audience favorites.  Enjoy the fast …

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The perfect way to spend father’s day: Cedar Rapids Municipal Band concert!

The dads and grand-dads in your life will love finishing their day with the Cedar Rapids Municipal band on Sunday at Ellis!  This week’s program features our own: Joe Perea on steel pans, Christine Bellomy on klezmer clarinet, and Caleb Lambert on trombone.  The kids will enjoy hearing a medley from “Frozen,” the slightly older …

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Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Concert Wednesday with the Marion Community Band!

Wednesday is a special joint concert with the Marion Community Band in Lowe Park!  This week’s program features our own: Joe Perea on steel pans, Christine Bellomy on klezmer clarinet, and Caleb Lambert on trombone.  The kids will enjoy hearing a medley from “Frozen,” the slightly older kids (and fun-loving adults) will enjoy music from …

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CR Municipal Band Concert Sunday at Bever!

We dodged the rain on Wednesday night and hoping for a beautiful night on Sunday so we can perform this fantastic program one more time!   Lynn Rothrock sings with the band this week on two children’s movie favorites, a D-Day tribute, and a favorite by Iowa’s own Karl King!  Gather your friends and family and join …

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Our season begins Wednesday at Greene Square Park!

Our summer season has arrived and we start the first week with a packed program!  Lynn Rothrock sings with the band this week on two children’s movie favorites, we honor the anniversary of D-Day with a special tribute, and our very own Mayor Ron Corbett conducts a piece for the band!  Gather your friends and family …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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