Jul 19

CR Municipal Band Concert at Cleveland Elementary Wednesday!

We are excited to be back at Cleveland Elementary School Wednesday night! It looks to be warm, but Cleveland has plenty of shade. We have a fantastic program for you this week including selections from La La Land and the Blues Brothers in addition to an Artie Shaw Concerto for clarinet performed by Amanda McCandless! Kids and pets are welcome so pack everyone up and head to Cleveland Wednesday night! 7:30-8:30.

This week’s program includes:

The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Lauren Flory, Washington High School

Montmartre March (Haydn Wood)

Danzon No. 2 (Arturo Marquez, arr. Oliver Nickel)

Highlights from “La La Land” (Justin Hurwitz, arr. Michael Brown)

March of the Royal Trumpets (John Philip Sousa)

Concerto for Clarinet (Artie Shaw) Featuring Amanda McCandless, Clarinet

The Blues Brothers Greatest Hits (arr. Paul Murtha)

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (J.S. Bach, arr. Alfred Reed)

They’re Off (Fred Jewell)

 

 

Jul 14

CR Municipal Band Concert Sunday at Noelridge!

After a rain-out on Wednesday, you do not want to miss our only concert this week Sunday at Noelridge!  The CRMB is made up of many of Cedar Rapids’ finest musicians and this week we feature three of our own.  You will hear from Joel Nagel on trombone, Laura Saylor on flugelhorn, and Thiago Ancelmo on clarinet.  Feel free to bring pets, children, and picnics and join us at Noelridge Park this Sunday at 7:30!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Kennedy Wilson from Kennedy High School
  • Lone Star (Frank Piersol)
  • Cavatine (Saint-Saens, arr. John Mortimer) featuring Joel Nagel, Trombone
  • Hoagy Carmichael: An American Classic (arr. James Kessler)
  • Concerto de Aranjuez (Joaquin Rodrigo, arr. Don Caneva) featuring Laura Saylor, Flugelhorn
  • Little English Girl (Davide delle Cese)
  • “Toada” & “Final” from Concertino (Francisco Mignone, trans. Kevin Kastens) featuring Thiago Ancelmo, Clarinet
  • Jump, Jive, an’ Swing (arr. Paul Murtha)
  • Sabre Dance (Khatchaturian, arr. Marc Oliver)
  • Alan Silvestri: A Night at the Movies (arr. Michael Brown)

Jul 11

CR Municipal Band Concert Wednesday at Greene Square Park!

What a treat we have for you this week!  Not only do we feature several of our own musicians including Joel Nagel on trombone, Laura Saylor on flugelhorn, and Thiago Ancelmo on clarinet, but you will enjoy a special performance by guest juggling troupe, SMIRK.  Feel free to bring pets, children, and picnics and join us at gorgeous Greene Square Park in downtown Cedar Rapids this Wednesday at 7:30!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Kennedy Wilson from Kennedy High School
  • Lone Star (Frank Piersol)
  • Cavatine (Saint-Saens, arr. John Mortimer) featuring Joel Nagel, Trombone
  • Hoagy Carmichael: An American Classic (arr. James Kessler)
  • Concerto de Aranjuez (Joaquin Rodrigo, arr. Don Caneva) featuring Laura Saylor, Flugelhorn
  • Little English Girl (Davide delle Cese)
  • “Toada” & “Final” from Concertino (Francisco Mignone, trans. Kevin Kastens) featuring Thiago Ancelmo, Clarinet
  • Jump, Jive, an’ Swing (arr. Paul Murtha) featuring Smirk (Jugglers) on Wednesday (http://smirkshow.com/)
  • Sabre Dance (Khatchaturian, arr. Marc Oliver) featuring Smirk (Jugglers) on Wednesday (http://smirkshow.com/)
  • Alan Silvestri: A Night at the Movies (arr. Michael Brown)

Jul 07

CR Municipal Band Concert Sunday at Bever!

We are back at Bever Park this Sunday!  Our guest artists this week include Young Artist Competition runner-up Sam Kelly on clarinet, recent UNI grad Brent Mead on trombone, and long-time Maquoketa band director guest conducting a favorite Karl King march.  Bring a lawn chair and a picnic and join us at Bever Park at 7:30!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Tristen Perreault, from Xavier
  • Snowbird March (Frank Piersol)
  • Folk Dances (Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. H. Robert Reynolds)
  • Concerto in E-flat, First Movement (Franz Rosler, arr. Steve Shanley)
    Sam Kelly, Clarinet
  • Selections from “Phantom of the Opera” (Andrew Lloyd Webber, arr. Warren Barker)
  • Voice of America (Karl King), Jay Kahn, Conductor
  • Clarinet Candy (Leroy Anderson)
  • Morceau Symphonique (Alexandre Guilmant, arr. W. Shepard)
    Brent Mead, Trombone
  • Theme from “The Magnificent Seven” (Elmer Bernstein, arr. Paul Yoder)

Jul 04

CR Municipal Band Concert Wednesday at Guthridge!

We are excited to make our Hiawatha debut this Wednesday evening at Guthridge Park!  Our guest artists this week include Young Artist Competition runner-up Sam Kelly on clarinet, recent UNI grad Brent Mead on trombone, and long-time Maquoketa band director guest conducting a favorite Karl King march.  Bring a lawn chair and a picnic and join us at beautiful Guthridge Park at 7:30!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Tristen Perreault, from Xavier
  • Snowbird March (Frank Piersol)
  • Folk Dances (Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. H. Robert Reynolds)
  • Concerto in E-flat, First Movement (Franz Rosler, arr. Steve Shanley)
    Sam Kelly, Clarinet
  • Selections from “Phantom of the Opera” (Andrew Lloyd Webber, arr. Warren Barker)
  • Voice of America (Karl King), Jay Kahn, Conductor
  • Clarinet Candy (Leroy Anderson)
  • Morceau Symphonique (Alexandre Guilmant, arr. W. Shepard)
    Brent Mead, Trombone
  • Theme from “The Magnificent Seven” (Elmer Bernstein, arr. Paul Yoder)

 

Jun 30

Celebrate America Sunday at the McGrath Amphitheater!

Our only concert this week is this Sunday at the McGrath Amphitheater! We celebrate America this week with a special children’s march and guest artists The Marshalls Vocal Trio singing some of your favorite Gershwin and patriotic melodies. We also honor our veterans with a salute to our armed forces. This is a week not to miss! Pack a picnic, your kids, and your favorite veteran and join us at scenic amphitheater  this Sunday at 7:30!

The Star-Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Kelby Yoder, Prairie
River City March (Frank Piersol)
American Faces (David Holsinger)
America the Beautiful (arr. Dragon)
American Patrol (F.W. Meacham)
Clap Yo Hands (George Gershwin, arr. Chris McDonald) featuring the Marshalls Vocal Trio
God Bless America (Irving Berlin, arr. Chris McDonald) featuring the Marshalls Vocal Trio
Hallelujah (Vincent Youmans, arr. Chris McDonald) featuring the Marshalls Vocal Trio
Armed Forces Salute (arr. Bob Lowden)
Salute to American Jazz (arr. Sammy Nestico)
The Stars and Stripes Forever (John Philip Sousa) and children’s march!

Jun 26

Celebrate America Wednesday at Noelridge!

We celebrate America this week with a special children’s march and guest artists The Marshalls Vocal Trio singing some of your favorite Gershwin and patriotic melodies.  We also honor our veterans with a salute to our armed forces.  This is a week not to miss!  Pack a picnic, your kids, and your favorite veteran and join us at Noelridge this Wednesday at 7:30!

  • The Star-Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Kelby Yoder, Prairie
  • River City March (Frank Piersol)
  • American Faces (David Holsinger)
  • America the Beautiful (arr. Dragon)
  • American Patrol (F.W. Meacham)
  • Clap Yo Hands (George Gershwin, arr. Chris McDonald) featuring the Marshalls Vocal Trio
  • God Bless America (Irving Berlin, arr. Chris McDonald) featuring the Marshalls Vocal Trio
  • Hallelujah (Vincent Youmans, arr. Chris McDonald) featuring the Marshalls Vocal Trio
  • Armed Forces Salute (arr. Bob Lowden)
  • Salute to American Jazz (arr. Sammy Nestico)
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever (John Philip Sousa) and children’s march!

 

Jun 24

Concert Sunday at Bever!

Sunday evening looks to be a gorgeous evening for an outdoor concert.  Join us at 7:30 for another fantastic hour of music from the municipal band featuring guest piccolo artist Nicole Esposito and a tribute to the Incredibles for kids of all ages!  Arrive early to hear the Cedar Rapids Youth Flute Ensemble at 6:30.  See you at Bever!

This week’s program, under the guest direction of Jared Wacker, includes:

  • The Star-Spangled Banner and Song of Dedication performed by Niharika Annira, Linn-Mar
  • Slavic Farewell, Agapkin
  • Incredibles, Giacchino arr. Bocook
  • Divertimento, Hearshen
  • Piccolo Concerto in C Major, Vivaldi trans. Reed Nicole Esposito, Piccolo
    Commando March, Barber
  • Into the Woods, Sondheim, arr. Bulla
  • Homeward Bound, Sousa

Jun 24

Concert Sunday at Bever Park!

Sunday looks to be a gorgeous evening for an outdoor concert!  Join us at 7:30 for another fantastic hour of music from the municipal band featuring guest piccolo artist Nicole Esposito and a tribute to the Incredibles for kids of all ages! Arrive early to hear the Cedar Rapids Youth Flute Ensemble at 6:30.  Bring your lawn chair, a picnic, and the kids!  See you at Bever!

This week’s program, under the guest direction of Jared Wacker, includes:

  • The Star-Spangled Banner and Song of Dedication performed by Niharika Annira, Linn-Mar
  • Slavic Farewell, Agapkin
  • Incredibles, Giacchino arr. Bocook
  • Divertimento, Hearshen
  • Piccolo Concerto in C Major, Vivaldi trans. Reed Nicole Esposito, Piccolo
    Commando March, Barber
  • Into the Woods, Sondheim, arr. Bulla
  • Homeward Bound, Sousa

Jun 21

Cleveland School Tonight is CANCELLED

Due to rain and lightning, tonight’s concert is cancelled. See us on Sunday at Bever Park!