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)

 

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)