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!

Jun 20

Municipal Band Concert/ Make Music Day Wednesday at Cleveland Elementary!

Wednesday is not only a Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Concert at Cleveland Elementary School, but also Make Music Day in the Corridor! 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! For the last piece of the concert, bring your instrument and join the band for Sousapalooza in a performance of his march, “Homeward Bound!”
See Make Music Day Iowa Corridor on Facebook for more detailed information. Hope to see you there!

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- All are welcome to join us!  Bring an instrument!

Jun 15

Concert Sunday at Ellis Park!

Sunday looks to be a perfect summer evening for a concert at Ellis Park!  This week’s guest artists include the Orchestra Iowa Discovery Chorus singing a medley of Czech tunes, Nathan Langholz from Kennedy High School with a flashy rendition of Chopsticks on xylophone, and TCR’s Peter from Peter Pan (Sophia Lindwall) singing the Star Spangled Banner and Song of Dedication!  To top it off, you will also hear your favorite Gershwin and Glenn Miller tunes!  Pack a lawn chair, a picnic, and your family/friends and join us at Ellis!  For a special treat, arrive early for the New Horizons Band at 6:15!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Sophia Lindwall, Washington High School
  • Eternal Father, Strong to Save (Claude T. Smith)
  • Colonel Bogey (Kenneth J. Alford, arr. Frederick Fennell)
  • Chopsticks (Charles Owen), Nathan Langholz, xylophone (Kennedy H.S.)
  • Slavonic Dance No. 1 (Antonin Dvorak, arr. Theodore Tobani)
  • Milestone March (Frank Piersol), Kristi Schamberger, conductor
  • Gershwin! (arr. Warren Barker)
  • Czech Folk Songs (arr. Steve Shanley) featuring Orchestra Iowa Children’s Discovery Chorus, directed by Amy Hanisch
  • Glenn Miller in Concert (arr. Wayne Scott)
  • Montmartre March (Haydn Wood, arr. Robert Hawkins)

 

 

 

 

Jun 13

Concert Wednesday at Bowman Woods School!

We are hoping the rain stays away Wednesday for our concert at Bowman Woods School Wednesday as we have some fantastic guest artists and classic swing charts everyone loves!  This week features the children’s Discovery Chorus and Nathan Langholz in a flashy rendition of Chopsticks for xylophone.  Bring your lawn chair and a picnic out to Bowman Woods School for a great variety of music tomorrow night!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Sophia Lindwall, Washington High School
  • Eternal Father, Strong to Save (Claude T. Smith)
  • Colonel Bogey (Kenneth J. Alford, arr. Frederick Fennell)
  • Chopsticks (Charles Owen) featuring Nathan Langholz on xylophone, Kennedy High School
  • Slavonic Dance No. 1 (Antonin Dvorak, arr. Theodore Tobani)
  • Milestone March (Frank Piersol), Kristi Schamberger, conductor
  • Gershwin! (arr. Warren Barker)
  • Czech Folk Songs (arr. Steve Shanley) featuring Orchestra Iowa Children’s Discovery Chorus, directed by Amy Hanisch
  • Glenn Miller in Concert (arr. Wayne Scott)
  • Montmartre March (Haydn Wood, arr. Robert Hawkins)