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Long-time Members

Two current members of the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band performed with the band during the 1951 concert season either as regular members or part time substitute players.

Larry Klima

Lawrence (Larry) Klima
Larry has been a member of the band for over many years. He started playing clarinet in the original city band in 1950. He has also served faithfully for many years as the band’s equipment manager. Larry has also served as secretary of the local Musicians Union and managed the Performance Trust Fund which provides financial support for band concerts.

Bob Sadilek

Robert (Bob) Sadilek
Bob has been a member of the band for around for most of its existence years. He has devoted most of his life to teaching and playing music in Cedar Rapids. He served as band director at McKinley Junior High and Middle School for 35 years. In addition Bob has been a private teacher of brass students, and is chair of the Band Commission. Besides occupying his chair in the trombone section, he has appeared as soloist and guest director of the band a number of times.