Week 1: Greene Square Park and Ellis Park

The 63rd Municipal Band season is underway! We had a great rehearsal on Monday, and we’re looking forward to playing for you. This week, we are at Greene Square Park on Wednesday, 5 June, and at Ellis Park on Sunday, 9 June. Both concerts start at 7:30 PM.

Here is the program:

  • Fanfare and Star Spangled Banner (Key), sung by student vocalist Madelyn Carlson of Washington HS
  • Iowa Band Law (by Karl King, dedicated to the very legislation that helps make this band possible!)
  • Declaration Overture (Smith)
  • I’ve Made My Plans for the Summer (Sousa), with guest vocalist Angela Billman
  • Shenandoah (Ticheli)
  • Horse and Buggy (Anderson)
  • Second Suite in F (Holst)
  • Best Broadway Marches(arr. Christensen)
  • I Dreamed a Dream (yep, from Les Miserables), with Angela
  • Circus Bee (Fillmore)
  • The Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, with Madelyn

See you there!

PS For those of you who aren’t sure you want to attend…”I’ve Made My Plans for the Summer” is a WALTZ by Sousa — he even wrote the lyrics. You really ought to hear it.

Strike up the band!

Our first concert is only a week away! We’ll open our season next Wednesday, 5 June, at Greene Square Park. Our guest artist will be Angela Billman, favorite of local theater productions. She will will sing John Philip Sousa’s “I’ve Made My Plans for the Summer” and “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables. And then we’ll do it AGAIN on Sunday, 9 June, at Ellis Park!

We can’t predict Iowa weather a week in advance, so check here for updates or call the hotline at 261-CRMB (2762) that day.


Commission Meeting 19 May 2013

The Cedar Rapids City Band Commission will meet in formal session on Sunday, 19 May 2013, at 5 PM in Marquis Hall at Coe College.

Hello world!

Welcome to the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band’s website! We have a very busy season ahead of us, with lots of great music and great artists. We hope you’ll be able to catch a concert.

All regular concerts are held in city parks and are FREE to the public! We do occasionally play a special concert at a private venue — these sometimes charge admittance. (The band is always free, but the venue is not.)

We’ll post news, announcements, and cancellations here. We’ll also have them on Facebook and Twitter.