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Jun 05

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.