Final Freedom Festival concert at Bever park tomorrow night!

Tomorrow’s concert is not to miss!  If you have been waiting for the right week to bring the kids, this is it.  This week’s “Salute to America” theme will feature an American jazz medley, music from Star Wars, (even some Katy Perry!), in addition to patriotic favorites.  In addition a great CRMB program beginning at 7:30, please bring your picnic fare early to North Corridor All-Star Jazz Band at 6:30!

 This week’s program:

  • The Star Spangled Banner, performed by Bentlee Birchansky, Washington High School
  • Rough Riders
  • American Salute
  • America The Beautiful
  • Firework, featuring vocalist Alisabeth Von Presley, www.AlisabethVonPresley.com
  • Armed Forces Salute
  • Star Wars – The Marches
  • I Want To Fly (by local composer Rob Nassif, arr. Steve Shanley), featuring vocalist Alisabeth Von Presley
  • Salute to American Jazz
  • Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, performed by Bentlee Birchansky, Washington High School

Freedom Festival Concert Wednesday at Noelridge Park!

This week’s concert is not to miss!  If you have been waiting for the right week to bring the kids, this is it.  This week’s “Salute to America” theme will feature an American jazz medley, music from Star Wars, (even some Katy Perry!), in addition to patriotic favorites.  In addition a great CRMB program beginning at 7:30, please bring your picnic fare early to catch the New Horizons Band at 6:30!

Important note on venue change: This Wednesday’s concert was originally scheduled for Greene Square Park, but due to the amount of rain we have received, must be moved to Noelridge Park.

 This week’s program:

  • The Star Spangled Banner, performed by Bentlee Birchansky, Washington High School
  • Rough Riders
  • American Salute
  • America The Beautiful
  • Firework, featuring vocalist Alisabeth Von Presley, www.AlisabethVonPresley.com
  • Armed Forces Salute
  • Star Wars – The Marches
  • I Want To Fly (by local composer Rob Nassif, arr. Steve Shanley), featuring vocalist Alisabeth Von Presley
  • Salute to American Jazz
  • Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, performed by Bentlee Birchansky, Washington High School

Concert Sunday at Ellis Park!

Join us at the beautiful Ellis Park for another family-friendly concert in the park at 7:30!  Pack a picnic and your lawn chairs!  This week’s program features Latin American musician Calle Sur, oboist Anna Ausman, and Washington High School vocalist Tim Parr.

  • The Star Spangled Banner featuring vocalist Tim Parr, Washington High School
  • Academic Festival Overture
  • Dos Palomitas, featuring Calle Sur (http://www.callesur.com/)
  • Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
  • Sea Songs
  • Gabriel’s Oboe, featuring CRMB Young Artist Competition Runner-Up, Anna Ausman, Oboe
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Vuelo de Golondrinas, featuring Calle Sur
  • Leichtes Blut Galop
  • Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication featuring vocalist Tim Parr, Washington High School

Concert Wednesday at Taft Middle School!

Another beautiful evening for a concert in the park!  Please join us at Taft Middle School for Wednesday night’s Cedar Rapids Municipal Band concert at 7:30.  This week’s program features Latin American musician Calle Sur, oboist Anna Ausman, and Washington High School vocalist Tim Parr.  Come on out to Taft!

  • The Star Spangled Banner featuring vocalist Tim Parr, Washington High School
  • Academic Festival Overture
  • Dos Palomitas, featuring Calle Sur (http://www.callesur.com/)
  • Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
  • Sea Songs 
  • Gabriel’s Oboe, featuring CRMB Young Artist Competition Runner-Up, Anna Ausman, Oboe
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Vuelo de Golondrinas, featuring Calle Sur
  • Leichtes Blut Galop
  • Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication featuring vocalist Tim Parr, Washington High School

Concert tonight CANCELLED

The rain will not let up today!  Due to the weather conditions, our concert tonight at Bever Park is cancelled.  If you are still in need of some great music on this dreary Sunday, please head over to Washington High School to hear the CR Youth Wind Ensemble beginning at 6:30 in the band room!  Please join CRMB this Wednesday, June 25 at Taft Middle School for our next concert.

Preview Concert by CR Youth Wind Ensemble MOVED to Washington High School!

Due to weather conditions this afternoon, the prelude concert performed by the Cedar Rapids Youth Wind Ensemble has been moved to the Washington High School Band Room.  Washington High School is located at 2205 Forest Drive NE in Cedar Rapids.  Parking in the north parking lot will allow for your easy access to the fine arts wing entrance and the band room is the first door on your right.  Come out and enjoy a concert by some of the finest young musicians in the metro area!

The Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Concert at Bever Park at 7:30 is STILL ON as of now!

At Bever tonight: Cedar Rapids Metro Area Youth Wind Ensemble

We have a special treat for you tonight: The Cedar Rapids Metro Area Youth Wind Ensemble! This group of talented high school musicians will perform tonight at 6:30 PM at our usual place at the Blake Boulevard SE entrance to Bever Park. They are led by area high school band directors Jim Miller and Steve Stickney. We hope you’ll come early tonight to enjoy the music of this very capable group of local students.

The Gazette today has a nice article on them, which you can read by clicking HERE.

 

Concert tonight at Bever with special preview concert!

Don’t miss our concert tonight at Bever Park!  A special preview concert will be held at 6:30 featuring the Cedar Rapids Area Youth Wind Ensemble.  Our regularly scheduled concert will begin at 7:30 with special guests this week Randy Gabrowski and Amy Schnedel on trumpet and Linn Mar High School vocalist Brooke Almasi.  Pack up those lawn chairs, picnic fare and the family for a beautiful night out in the park!

Tonight’s program:

  • The Star Spangled Banner, featuring Brooke Almasi, voice
  • The Rifle Regiment
  • Danse Bacchanale
  • Song and Dance, featuring Randy Grabowski, trumpet. http://www.randygrabowski.net/
  • Alan Silvestri: A Night at the Movies
  • Puccini’s Nessun Dorma, featuring Amy Schendel, trumpet. http://music.uiowa.edu/people/amy-schendel/
  • Salute to Bob Hope
  • The Friendly Rivals (Charles Godrey), featuring Randy Grabowski & Amy Schendel, trumpets
  • Selections from “The Mikado”
  • March-Olympia Hippodrome
  • Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, featuring Brooke Almasi, voice

Farmer’s Market performance this Saturday CANCELLED

Due to standing water in Greene Square Park, which would make it impossible to set up our stage, we have been forced to cancel our Saturday, June 21 performance at the Cedar Rapids downtown Farmer’s Market.  Please join us for our next performance on Sunday, June 22 at Bever Park. The Cedar Rapids Youth Wind Ensemble will perform a 6:30 prelude concert you will not want to miss!

Concert Wednesday at Bowman Woods (Chatham Park)!

Pack up those lawn chairs and bring the family out to Bowman Woods this Wednesday, June 18 for another fantastic Cedar Rapids Municipal Band concert! Our concerts are always free and offer a little something for everyone. This week features two outstanding trumpeters, Randy Grabowski and Amy Schendel and the great voice of Linn-Mar student Brooke Almasi.  Hope to see you there!

This week’s program:

  • The Star Spangled Banner, featuring Brooke Almasi, voice
  • The Rifle Regiment (John Philip Sousa)
  • Danse Bacchanale (Camille Saint-Saens, arr. Leigh D. Steiger)
  • Song and Dance (Philip Sparke).  Featuring Randy Grabowski, trumpet.  http://www.randygrabowski.net
  • Alan Silvestri: A Night at the Movies (arr. Michael Brown)
  • Nessun Dorma (Giacomo Puccini, arr. Les Taylor).  Featuring Amy Schendel, trumpet. http://music.uiowa.edu/people/amy-schendel
  • Salute to Bob Hope (arr. Warren Barker)
  • The Friendly Rivals (Charles Godrey).  Featuring Randy Grabowski & Amy Schendel, trumpets.
  • Selections from “The Mikado” (Gilbert & Sullivan, arr. E. Boettger)
  • March-Olympia Hippodrome (Russell Alexander)
  • Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, featuring Brooke Almasi, voice