R S Haney

CRMB Webmaster, musician (tuba & bass), business manager, and former member of the governing Commission.

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2020 Regular Concerts Canceled…but…

Earlier this week, the Band Commission met to discuss the performance options for the 2020 Season. With sadness, the Commission announces that the regular season is cancelled and there will be no full-band concerts this year. We are considering alternatives for the CRMB to continue connecting with our community this summer. Some ideas include: 1) Individual band members presenting …

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Commission Meeting 19 May 2020

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, 19 May 2020. Due to the pandemic, this meeting will be held online only. Meeting in person will be impossible or impractical due to concerns for the health and safety of Commission members, staff and the public presented by COVID-19 as …

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Auditions Indefinitely Postponed

We are sorry to report that due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, we must indefinitely postpone CRMB auditions. We will not be able to pick a new date (if any) until the current situation stabilizes. We appreciate everyone’s patience, and we hope to see everyone out there for a wonderfully musical summer.

City Budget Information

City Manager Jeff Pomeranz presented the proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 on Feb 6. Budget details are available on the city’s website. Per the Iowa Code section 384.15A, documents for total maximum property tax dollars: https://bit.ly/2w6QLaY You will find a permanent link to this information HERE.

Band Auditions! 27 and 28 March

The Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, a professional concert band that presents 18 (sometimes more) free concerts every summer, will hold its annual auditions on Friday, 27 March, and Saturday, 28 March, in the band room at Cedar Rapids Washington High School at 2005 Forest Drive SE. There are known openings for Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, …

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2020 Young Artist Competition

The 2020 Young Artist Competition will be held Wednesday, 22 April 2020, at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. This is the tenth year of the competition. It would be wonderful to have you enter! The competition is open to woodwind, brass, and percussion students in grades 9-12 who live or attend school in Linn …

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Commission Meeting 19 January 2020

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session at 7:00 PM on Sunday, 19 January 2020, in Marquis Hall at Coe College. Agenda includes, but is not limited to: Financial review Finalization of 2020 season Discussion of ongoing projects & equipment repairs Scheduling of auditions and discussion of known open positions. Anyone who requires …

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Commission Meeting 15 September 2019

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on Sunday, 15 September 2019, at 7:00 PM at Marquis Hall on the Coe College campus. The agenda includes (but is not limited to) financials for FY2019, current financials, venues for next season, and a discussion of the Boone Municipal Band Festival. Anyone who requires an …

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Commission Meeting 5 April 2019

UPDATE: DATE OF MEETING IS MOVED TO 5 APRIL BY REQUEST OF COMMISSION CHAIR. The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on Friday, 29 March 2019 5 April 2019, at 5 PM in the band room at Washington High School, 2205 Forest Drive SE. This will be a brief meeting, followed by auditions. …

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We’re hiring! Social Media Coordinator needed!

The Municipal Band is looking for someone to manage our social media presence throughout the year. This position is on a yearly contract, pay is $1200 per year (two pay periods, $600 each). Most of the work will occur in June and July, but there will be things to do throughout the year. The Social …

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