City Band Commission Meeting 21 March 2014

The City Band Commission will have both a formal meeting and a working session on Friday, 21 March 2014. Sessions will start at 5 PM at the Washington High School band room at 2205 Forest Drive SE.

The working session relates to auditions for new personnel. The formal session includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Budget adjustments for 2014 (if required by city policy)
  • Budget adjustments for 2015
  • Publicity Manager
  • Financial Report
  • Band Logo
  • Approvals of minutes and other items.
  • Auditions and review of absence policies with regard to IAM activities

The formal session is a public meeting, but the auditions are not.


2014 Auditions!

Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Auditions 2014 

Auditions will be held on Friday, March 21st and Sunday, March 23rd in the Cedar Rapids Washington High School Band Room.

Openings for: Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, and Percussion. Other instrument openings are possible and substitutes are needed on all instruments, particularly Oboe this year.

We encourage all qualified musicians to apply. To sign up for an audition, please e-mail, call, or text Scott Haney and leave a message indicating the following:

1. The name of the person auditioning
2. The musician’s e-mail address and/or phone number
3. The instrument(s) the musician will play

Audition Dates and Times:  

Friday, March 21st 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Sunday, March 23rd 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Contact Scott Haney as needed regarding schedule conflicts.

Musicians will be evaluated primarily on sight-reading ability, but all are welcome to play an excerpt of one’s own choice (not to exceed 60 seconds) to warm up and get comfortable.  The passage may be from a solo, etude, or piece of band music.  Please bring along a brief resume.

Scott Haney
Business Manager

Fourth Annual Young Artist Competition on 22 April!

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When: Tuesday, April 22, 6:30-9:30 PM

(If you are interested in auditioning, but unable to attend on this date, please contact Mr. Shanley.)

Where: Cedar Rapids Washington High School band room

Who: Woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists in grades 9 through 12 who live in Linn County or attend a high school in Linn County and who participate in their school band program.

Audtion Material: Applicants should prepare a solo or solo excerpt for the audition; use of an accompanist is recommended, but not required. Audition pieces do not need to have a published band accompaniment.

For more information or to register, contact CRMB Conductor Steve Shanley at [email][/email].

2014 Auditions

The Cedar Rapids Municipal Band will hold auditions on 21 March 2014 (Friday evening) and 23 March 2014 (Sunday afternoon). The auditions will be held at the Washington High School band room, 2205 Forest Drive SE in Cedar Rapids.

You may audition for available full positions, or audition to be a substitute player. We do not have a complete list of available full positions yet, but we will soon and will share that information as soon as we have it. If you are already on the substitute list but haven’t played with the band for a while, or feel you’ve improved and wish to be ranked higher, you may re-audition this year.

The audition will take no more than seven minutes for wind players and 14 for percussionists. It consists of sight reading several selections chosen by the conductor.

If you are interested in auditioning, please contact Scott, our Business Manager, at 431-9649 or email him at this address: business AT crmuniband DOT org [make the appropriate substitutions there, of course. We want musicians, not spammers!].

2014 Concert Schedule now available

The CRMB 2014 concert schedule is now up. Sure, it’s a long time from now, but thinking about a warm summer full of great music is getting me through this winter!

We have TWO Saturday concerts at the Downtown Farmers Market. We’re also performing in conjunction with the Freedom Festival and the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library. We’re also playing at Hooverfest.

All concerts (except Hooverfest) are free to the public. C’mon down and check things out. Click here for the schedule.

Commission Meeting 26 January 2014, 5 PM to 7 PM (time change)

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on 26 January 2014 from 5 to 7 PM at Marquis Hall on the Coe College Campus. Agenda shall include a financial report, setting the 2014 performance schedule, and setting audition dates for open positions. This meeting is open to the public.

Commission Meeting 7 PM 10 November 2013

The city band commission will meet in Marquis Hall at Coe College at 7 PM on 10 November 2013.

Commission Meeting 7 PM 22 September 2013

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session briefly on 22 September 2013 at 7 PM in Marquis Hall at Coe College. This session is to discuss funding the search for a band logo.

After the formal session, there will be a work session to review applicants for our publicity and business manager positions.

Positions available: Publicity Manager and Business Manager

The submittal period is closed. Resumes are under review.

The Cedar Rapids Municipal Band has two positions open, one for Publicity Manager, the other for Business Manager.

Click here  for a description of the Publicity Manager position. Click here for a description of the Business Manager description. And if you have any questions, you can send them to crmuniband AT (Change the AT to an @. We do this to prevent email spam.)

If you are interested, please email your resume to the crmuniband email address. (This is a CHANGE from the earlier process.)

Formal Commission Meeting

The City Band Commission will have a formal meeting on Sunday, 25 August, at 5 PM in Marquis Hall at Coe College. (This is the building on the back of Sinclair Auditorium. Signs will be posted to get you to the room, but you can start at room 105.) Agenda includes (but is not limited to) the post-season analysis, review of resumes for the Publicity Manager position, discussion of the resignation of the business manager, and review of budgets.

All concerned citizens are invited to attend this public meeting.