Rob Cline

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Week Four Includes the 4th of July!

First things first. Or maybe Fourth things first. This week’s concerts will happen on Wednesday, June 29, at the McGrath Amphitheatre and on MONDAY, July 4, at Guthridge Park in Hiawatha. There will be no Sunday evening performance. Performances can be viewed live on the band’s Facebook page. Given the patriotic holiday, you can expect …

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Week 3: Concerts at Noelridge & Bever Parks

This week, the band is proud to present percussionist Arjun Palaniappan, winner of our 2022 Young Artist Competition. Arjun will join the band for Kibo, a piece by Andrea Venet and arragned by our own Dr. Shanley. The arrangement features the talented young musician on snare drum. Laci McHenry, a student at Kennedy High School, …

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This week: Johnson STEAM Academy & Ellis Park

This week, Dan Terrell leads the band in a program that includes music by musical theater heavyweights Stephen Sondheim and Lin-Manuel Miranda, marches by Iowa’s own Karl King and Frank Piersol, and much more. Join us Wednesday, June 15 at Johnson Steam Academy and Sunday, June 19 at Ellis Park for performances at 7:30 pm. …

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Welcome to the 2022 Muni Band season!

An image of The History Center mansion.

The new season of Muncipal Band performances begins this week with a performance on Wednesday, June 8 at The History Center and another on Sunday, June 12 in Bever Park. Both concerts will begin at 7:30 pm.

It’s the final week–and we’re headed to Hawkeye Downs!

Join us Wednesday, August 4 at 7:30 pm as we play our first-ever concert at Hawkeye Downs. Or catch the final concert of the season on Sunday, August 8 in Bever Park. Catch the Prelude concert at 6:30 by the Eastside Brass Quartet. The Muni Band takes the stage at 7:30. Both concerts will also …

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Three chances to hear the Muni Band this week!

Join us at the McGrath Amphitheatre on Wednesday, July 28! Music by the clarinet ensemble Lucky Charms at 6:30 pm; the Muni Band performs at 7:30 pm. Or join us in Bever Park on Sunday, August 1 at 7:30 pm. And in between, join us for Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Day at NewBo City Market …

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This week! Space franchises collide! And more!

Wednesday, July 21 at The History Center (6:30 UNI student brass quintet; Muni Band at 7:30)Sunday, July 25 in Bever Park (6:30 High school clarinet ensemble; Muni Band at 7:30) This week, Star Trek and Star Wars fans can both rejoice as the Municipal Band performs themes from Star Trek and music from The Mandalorian. …

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July 14 performance canceled due to weather!

Vocalist Lynne Rothrock joins the band–July 14 at The History Center and July 18 in Bever Park

This week’s Muni Band performances will feature the vocal stylings of Lynne Rothrock singing music of Duke Ellington as well as Disney favorites. The concert will also feature music by Count Basie and a medley of hits by The Beatles. Join us at 7:30 pm Wednesday, July 14 at The History Center or Sunday, July …

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This week: McGrath Amphitheatre (7/7) and Bever Park (7/11)

Join the Municipal Band for a night of great music–including a special appearance by saxophonist Rod Pierson! The Program: Seawise March (Connie Younger)The Lion King (arranged by John Higgins)Arabesque (Samuel Hazo)“Raiders of the Lost Ark” Medley (John Williams, arranged by Jack Bullock)Persuasion (Sammy Nestico)Featuring Rod Pierson, Alto SaxophoneSatchmo! (arranged by Warren Barker)Thunderbolt Galop (Fred K. …

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