R S Haney

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

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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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CRMB Auditions! 29 March and 5 April

The Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, a professional concert band that presents 18 (or more!) concerts in area parks, will hold its annual auditions on Friday, 29 March, and Friday, 5 April, in the band room at Cedar Rapids Washington High School at 2205 Forest Drive SE. There are known openings for Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn. …

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Finally missed the change of year and listed 2018 in our post about the Young Artist Competition. That post has been corrected. The PDF poster was correct, however. My apologies!

2019 Young Artist Competition

The 2019 Young Artist Competition will be held Wednesday, 17 April, at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. This is the ninth year of the YAC, and we heartily encourage you to enter! The competition is open to woodwind, brass, and percussion students in grades 9-12 who live or attend school in Linn County and …

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Commission Meeting 27 January

Meeting is moved up to 5 PM to avoid inclement weather tonight The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on Sunday, 27 January 2019, at Marquis Hall on the Coe College campus. The agenda will include financial reports, setting the venues for the 2019 concert season, and discussion of the Publicity Manager position. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, …

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Commission Meeting 30 September

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on 30 September 2018 at Marquis Hall on the Coe campus. Start time is 7 PM. We’ll discuss the 2018 season, budgets, and dig into possible venues for the 2019 season.

We’re on Instagram!

Hey, CR Muni Band is now on Instagram! We are @crmuniband, be sure to check us out!

Commission Meeting 28 June 2018

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on Thursday, 28 June 2018, at 6:30 PM in the Children’s Room at the CR Public Library. This is the end-of-fiscal-year meeting, which will include an informal review of the year’s spending.

Young Artist Competition 2018 Winner: Gus Brown!

CRMB is proud to announce that Gus Brown has won the 2018 Young Artist Competition. A junior at Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he began drum set lessons at age 4 with Gabe Brown of American Idol and Helforstout fame. Shortly after, snare and drum set instructor Ryan Hoagland took him on as …

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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.