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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.

Commission Meeting 1 April 2022

The Commission will meet at 4:30 PM on Friday, 1 April 2022. This will be a working session prior to auditions. Please note that the auditions themselves are NOT open to the public.

2022 Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Auditions

The CR Municipal Band is holding its annual auditions (after a two-year break!) on Friday, 1 April, and Saturday, 2 April, at CR Washington High School. Openings are known for Flute, Saxophone, and Trumpet. But we’re also hearing auditions for all other instruments to help fill out the substitute musician list. We need percussion subs …

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The Young Artist Competition is BACK!

The Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Young Artist Competition is ON for 2022! The winner of the competition will be the featured guest soloist during one week of the summer season andreceive a $500 cash award.  Please note that runners-up may be named and have an opportunity to receive a cash prize and perform with the …

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Commission Meeting 27 February 2022

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on 27 February 2022 at 7 PM in Marquis Hall at Coe College. Discussion items include planning for 2022 summer season, equipment upgrades, auditions, and budgets. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate …

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Commission Meeting 23 January 2022

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on23 January 2022 at 7 PM via Zoom (due to ongoing Omicron variant and difficulty finding a location). Discussion items include planning for 2022 summer season, equipment upgrades, auditions, and some publicity. If you plan to attend, please email our Business Manager as indicated below for …

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Commission Meeting 24 October 2021

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on 24 October 2021 at 7 PM at Coe College in Marquis Hall. Discussion items include the 2021 season, budgets for FY21, FY22, and FY23, venues for 2022 season, and some financial planning for maintenance and special projects. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service …

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