2024 CRMB Auditions

Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Auditions 2024

The Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, a professional concert band that presents 18 free outdoor concerts every summer in Cedar Rapids metro area sites, will be holding its annual auditions on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 in the band room at Cedar Rapids Washington High School at 2205 Forest Drive SE.

Openings are known for: Tuba, Percussion

Other instrument openings are possible. Substitute musician opportunities are possible on ALL concert instruments, especially Bassoon, so we encourage qualified musicians to audition.

A typical concert week consists of a Monday evening rehearsal (7:20-9:45 PM) and concerts on Wednesday and Sunday evenings (7:30-8:30 PM). Band members are expected to commit to at least five weeks per summer. Substitute musicians are hired on a full-week basis. All musicians are paid.

We encourage all qualified musicians to apply. Visit  tinyurl.com/CRMB-Auditions  or scan the QR code to submit an audition request. You will be asked to indicate all of the following:

  • The name of the person auditioning
  • The musician’s e-mail address
  • The musician’s phone number
  • The instrument(s) the musician will play
  • Desired date(s) for audition

In addition, a musical resume should be attached as a PDF to the audition request form or presented in person on the day of auditions. If you have conflicts with both audition dates but would still like to audition for the band, please indicate that on the request form.

Audition times will be assigned and communicated with applicants by Monday, March 18.

Audition Dates and Times:

  • Friday, March 22       beginning at 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 23   beginning at 1:30 PM 

Musicians will be evaluated primarily on sight-reading ability, but all are welcome to play an excerpt of one’s own choice (not to exceed 60 seconds) to warm up and get comfortable. The passage may be from a solo, etude, or piece of band music.

More information about the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band and the 2024 concert schedule can be found at crmuniband.org.