Jun 06

Summer is here: First concert of the season at Greene Square Park!

It is one of the surest signs of summer: free concerts in the parks with the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band!  Please join us for our first concert of the season this Wednesday in Greene Square Park.  The Cedar Rapids Youth Wind Ensemble will perform a special prelude concert at 6:30 with the Municipal Band to follow at 7:30.  Pack your lawn chair, picnic, and a companion and join us for some beautiful music in a beautiful park!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication performed by Calvin Chadima, Prairie High School
  • Iowa Band Law (Karl King)
  • Albanian Dance (Shelley Hanson)
  • Second Suite in F (Gustav Holst)
  • S’Wonderful (George Gerswhin, arr. Warren Barker) Slayton Thompson, Harmonica
  • Galaxy March (Frank Piersol)
  • Duke Ellington In Concert (arr. Paul Murtha)
  • Serenata (Leroy Anderson)
  • Danny Boy (Traditional, arr. Steve Shanley) Slayton Thompson, Harmonica
  • Symphonic Dances from Fiddler on the Roof (Jerry Bock, arr. Ira Hearshen)

 

Mar 19

Commission Meeting 25 March

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on Saturday, 25 March 2017, in the band room at Washington High School. Scheduled start time is noon, but the meeting takes place in the middle of auditions and thus may move up or back slightly depending on circumstances.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City program, service, or activity, should contact the Municipal Band Business Manager at 319-431-9649 or email business@crmuniband.org as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the event.

Mar 18

Auditions!

The City Band Commission is holding auditions on 25 March. We are looking primarily for trumpet and trombone, but we also are in need of more folks on the sub list in percussion. But as always, we’ll hear auditions for any section.

Please CLICK HERE for a PDF with details.

Feb 20

7th Annual CRMB Young Artist Scholarship Competition April 18

The 7th Annual CRMB Young Artist Scholarship Competition is coming up Tuesday, April 18. This competition is open to any woodwind, brass, or percussion player in Linn County who participates in their high school band.  Please click on the attached flier for more detailed information including how to register!  CRMB Young Artist Flier

Jan 20

Commission Meeting 29 Jan 2017

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on Sunday, 29 January 2017, at 7 PM in Marquis Hall on the Coe College campus. Agenda includes election of Chair and Vice-Chair, financials, and setting the schedule for the 2017 season.

 

 

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Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City program, service, or activity, should contact the Municipal Band Business Manager at 319-431-9649 or email (link to email addresses) as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the event.

Sep 19

Commission Meeting 2 October CHANGED

UPDATE: Due to flooding in Cedar Rapids, the meeting has been moved back one week to 2 October. Updated announcement below.

 

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The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on Sunday, 2 October 2016, in Marquis 105 on the Coe College campus. Agenda includes (but is not limited to) FY2016 review, 2016 season review, and discussion of possible venues for 2017.

 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City program, service, or activity, should contact the Municipal Band Business Manager at 319-431-9649 or email (link to email addresses) as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the event.

Aug 05

Our last concert of the season! Don’t miss us at Bever Sunday night!

Our last concert of the season! Do not miss us tonight at Bever Park at 7:30! Our guest soloists this week are percussionists Michelle Colton and Alejandro Céspedes who are joining us from Toronto. Conductor Steve Shanley will even make an appearance on the keyboard. You will also hear other favorites like the Olympic theme and Tommy Dorsey’s TD’s Boogie Woogie. Bring your friends, a picnic, and your lawn chairs and join us for a beautiful summer evening of great music.

Our program for this week includes:
Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Katie Weston, Washington HS, Vocalist

Fanfare and Flourishes (James Curnow)

Four Scottish Dances (Malcom Arnold, arr John Paynter)

T.D.’s Boogie Woogie (Tommy Dorsey, arr. Andy Clark)

For My Mom (Michelle Colton, arr. Steve Shanley) Michelle Colton & Alejandro Céspedes, Percussion…

The Olympics: A Centennial Celebration (arr. John Moss)

Tango for the Band (Glenn Osser)

River Rock (Michelle Colton)
Michelle Colton & Alejandro Céspedes, Percussion & Steve Shanley, Keyboard

Circus Days (Karl King)

 

Aug 03

It’s our last week of the season! Join us tonight at Taft Middle School!

It is the last week of our summer season! Do not miss us tonight at Taft Middle School at 7:30! Our guest soloists this week are percussionists Michelle Colton and Alejandro Céspedes who are joining us from Toronto. It will be warm, but bring a cool beverage and a friend. Fans will be passed out before the concert!

Our program for this week includes:
Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Katie Weston, Washington HS, Vocalist

Fanfare and Flourishes (James Curnow)

Four Scottish Dances (Malcom Arnold, arr John Paynter)

T.D.’s Boogie Woogie (Tommy Dorsey, arr. Andy Clark)

For My Mom (Michelle Colton, arr. Steve Shanley) Michelle Colton & Alejandro Céspedes, Percussion

The Olympics: A Centennial Celebration (arr. John Moss)

Tango for the Band (Glenn Osser)

River Rock (Michelle Colton)
Michelle Colton & Alejandro Céspedes, Percussion & Steve Shanley, Keyboard

Circus Days (Karl King)

 

Jul 29

Fantastic Night of Music This Sunday at Ellis!

It’s our last performance at Ellis Park for the summer so you won’t want to miss it!The trombone section and our Margaret Kegel Young Artist Competition scholarship winner Tina Wichert will wow you with their flashy technique in addition to some flashy work from the band on Claude T. Smith’s Flight, favorite marches, and a symphonic suite from Star Trek.  Bring your friends and family (or pets!) out to Ellis Park this Sunday at 7:30 for a beautiful summer evening of great music!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Caroline McLaughlin, Washington HS, Vocals
  • Flight (Claude T. Smith)
  • African Samba (Adam Gorb)
  • Hosts of Freedom (Karl King)
  • Abbey Road: A Symphonic Portrait (arr. Ira Hearshen)
  • Solo de Concours (Henri Rabaud, arr. Harry Gee) Tina Wichert, Center Point-Urbana, Clarinet (CRMB Young Artist Competition Winner)

Young Artist Competition

 

  • Symphonic Suite from “Star Trek” (arr. Jay Bocook)
  • Brighton Beach March (William Latham)
  • That’s a Plenty (arr. Jack Gale) & Take Me Out to the Ball Game (arr. Pete Drahozal), CRMB Trombone Quintet
  • King Karl King (Henry Fillmore)

Jul 26

Always free concerts. Join us Wednesday at Noelridge!

If you haven’t been to a Cedar Rapids Municipal Band concert yet this season, this Wednesday is your chance!  Enjoy a trombone quintet serenade and hear from our Margaret Kegel Young Artist Competition scholarship winner Tina Wichert!  Tomorrow looks to be a gorgeous evening so pack your lawn chair and come on out to Noelridge Park!  We’ll start at 7:30!

This week’s program includes:

  • The Star Spangled Banner and Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication, Caroline McLaughlin, Washington HS, Vocals
  • Flight (Claude T. Smith)
  • African Samba (Adam Gorb)
  • Hosts of Freedom (Karl King)
  • Abbey Road: A Symphonic Portrait (arr. Ira Hearshen)
  • Solo de Concours (Henri Rabaud, arr. Harry Gee) Tina Wichert, Center Point-Urbana, Clarinet (CRMB Young Artist Competition Winner)

Young Artist Competition

Symphonic Suite from “Star Trek” (arr. Jay Bocook)

Brighton Beach March (William Latham)

That’s a Plenty (arr. Jack Gale) & Take Me Out to the Ball Game (arr. Pete Drahozal), CRMB Trombone Quintet

King Karl King (Henry Fillmore)