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McGrath Concert 19 June is CANCELED

Sorry, but couldn’t get the rain to stop early enough. We’ll see you Sunday at Bever!

Week 3: McGrath Amphitheatre and Bever Park

The band’s Wednesday night concert will be preceded by a performance by the Cedar Rapids Youth Flute Ensemble at 6:30 p.m. at the McGrath Amphitheatre. The Muni Band will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in Bever Park. All performances will be streamed live on Facebook. This …

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This week: Johnson STEAM Academy and Ellis Park

This week, join the Municipal Band at Johnson STEAM Academy on Wednesday, June 12, or Ellis Park on Sunday, June 16 (or both!). On Wednesday, the New Horizons Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Muni Band at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The concerts will also be …

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How to find the Muni Band livestreams!

In 2024, all Muni Band concerts and prelude concerts will be streamed live on Facebook. To find our livestream:1. Go to our page just before 7:30 pm on Wed. or Sun.( 2. If you haven’t already, “like” our page to make it more likely you will receive notifications when we go live. 3. This season, …

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The 2024 Muni Band season is here!

A graphic reading 80s music in the style of the decade.

Bring your friends and family (and your lawn chairs or blankets) out to The History Center (Wednesday, June 5) or Bever Park (Sunday, June 9) for the first concert of the 2024 Cedar Rapids Municipal Band season! Highlights will include music from Encanto; an Eighties Flashback (Thriller! You Give Love a Bad Name! Eye of …

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A Message from Steve Shanley

Catch the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band on Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at IBA! Iowa Band Director Friends: Going to IBA this year? Please join us for this year’s headline concert, presented at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, evening, May 9, by the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band. Enjoy complimentary beer, soda, and snacks while you …

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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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