R S Haney

CRMB Webmaster, musician (tuba & bass), business manager, and former member of the governing Commission.

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The Piersol Project: COMPLETE!

Frank Piersol conducted the CR Municipal Band from 1971 to 1993. He came to us as an internationally known band leader and was the perfect choice to continue the good work of his predecessor, Roland Moehlmann. In addition to being a conductor, he was also a composer. During the 1980s, he composed a series of …

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Commission Meeting 22 March

The City Band Commission will meet at 5:15 PM in the band room at Washington High School (2205 Forest Drive) on Friday, 22 March 2024. This will be followed by auditions. Agenda includes: Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a …

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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 …

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Young Artist Competition 2024

Registration for the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Young Artist Competition 2024 is now open! The competition is open to any woodwind, brass, or percussion student in grades 9 through 12 who lives in Linn County or participates in a school band program in Linn County.  Auditions will take place at Cedar Rapids Washington High School …

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City Band Commission Meeting 28 January 2024

The City Band Commission will meet at 7 PM on Sunday, 28 January 2024, in the conference room on the first floor of Marquis Hall on the Coe College campus. Agenda includes: Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City …

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City Band Commission Meeting 12 November 2023

The City Band Commission will meet at 7 PM on Sunday, 12 November 2023, in the conference room on the first floor of Marquis Hall on the Coe College campus. Agenda includes: Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City …

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6 August 2023 concert is CANCELED

it’s raining, and it’s not going to let up before concert time. So tonight’s grand finale concert at Bever Park is canceled. Thanks for all your support throughout the season! Be sure to tell your friends about us, and thank the CR City Council!

POSTPONED: Commission Meeting IS NOW 1 APRIL 2023 due to incoming weather

The City Band Commission will meet on Saturday, 1 April 2023 at noon in the band room at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. Agenda: 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 …

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Band auditions! 31 March-1 April

Folks, our annual auditions happen soon! They will be on Friday evening (31 March) and Saturday daytime (1 April). The auditions consist almost entirely of sight reading. As such, the process is about 7 minutes for winds, and 14 for percussion. We have known openings for Flute and Clarinet, but we are always in need …

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New CR City Budget Information Available