Jul 21

It’s a teddy bear picnic at Bowman Woods tomorrow!

It’s “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” week with the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band!  Have your kids (or if you are a kid at heart!) bring your teddy bear in honor of the march of the same name.  This weeks also features front man of the Rod Pierson Big Band, Rod Pierson, on alto sax; Young Artist Competition runner-up Joshua Yem on oboe; and the Harmony Hawks with a rousing rendition of “Sweet Caroline.”  There’s something for everyone this week!  Concert starts at 7:30 and don’t forget those teddy bears!

This week’s program includes:

Sarah Rosales from Jefferson High School will perform the National Anthem and the Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication

The Klaxon (Henry Fillmore, ed. Fennell)

Concerto in C Major for Oboe (Haydn, trans. Steve Shanley)
Featuring Joshua Yem, Oboe

Arabesque (Samuel Hazo)

Persuasion (Sammy Nestico)
Featuring Rod Pierson, Alto Saxophone

Esprit de Corps (John Philip Sousa)

Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond, arr. Gene Cokeroft & Steve Shanley)
Featuring the Harmony Hawks

Teddy Bears’ Picnic (John Bratton, arr. Paul Yoder)

Hurry Home Firefly (Dan Higgins, arr. Steve Shanley)
Featuring Rod Pierson, C Melody Saxophone

In Storm and Sunshine (John C. Heed)