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Commission Meeting 17 January 2021

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session at 7:00 PM on Sunday, 17 January 2021. Due to the pandemic, this meeting will be held online only. Meeting in person will be impossible or impractical due to concerns for the health and safety of Commission members, staff and the public presented by COVID-19 as …

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More Muni Band rebroadcasts on KMRY on Sundays in January

More recent Mini Muni Music concerts are scheduled for rebroadcast on KMRY as part of their “Memory Music Our Way” show. The rebroadcasts are hosted by KMRY’s Eric Walker in the studio. Each performance features great music as well as Steve Shanley’s conversation with a special guest. Join us on the next four Sunday nights …

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TIME CHANGE: 12/20 concert now at 3:30 pm

The horn quartet concert on 12/20 will now be at 3:30 pm. The woodwind quintet concert on 12/19 will still be at 2 pm. Both performances will stream live on our Facebook page. Each concert will be packed with holiday songs, perfect for listening towhile decorating or baking or wrapping presents or simply enjoying some hot …

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Two concerts to enjoy this weekend (12/19 and 12/20)

The Muni Band holiday season of concerts continues with two more performances that will boost your holiday spirits. Whether you’ve asked Santa for woodwinds or brass (or both), we’ve got you covered. Both performances will stream live on our Facebook page. Saturday, December 19, 2 pm: Woodwind Quintet Sunday, December 20, 2 pm: Horn Quartet

Two holiday celebrations on Dec. 5

‘Tis the season for holiday concerts! And on Saturday, Dec. 5, the celebrations are interactive! The Cedar Rapids Municipal Band is proud to partner with the Heavy Metal Tuba Band to present this year’s online edition of Tuba Christmas! The festivities get underway at 2 pm on our Facebook page. More information here. If tubas …

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Five more concerts coming during the holiday season!

As the holidays approach, your calendar is no doubt filling up–even during this unusual year. So we want to make sure to get five upcoming Mini Muni Music concerts on your schedule. All five performances will stream live on our Facebook page. Friday, November 20, 7 pm: Clarinet Quartet Friday, December 4, 7 pm: Percussion …

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It’s 2020! Mini Muni Music rolls on!

In a normal year, the Municipal Band season would have been over a couple of months back. But this is hardly a normal year, right? Join us Friday, October 30, at 7 p.m. on our Facebook page for the next edition of our ongoing Mini Muni Music performances. Brass Quintet + Drum Set — The Return! …

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Remembering Bob Sadilek

A message from Steve Shanley, ConductorCedar Rapids Municipal Band. I am saddened to hear of Bob Sadilek’s passing. No individual has devoted more time and effort to the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band than Mr. Sadilek. He was a member of the trombone section during the 1951 inaugural season, joined the city band commission in 1977, …

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Brass Quintet + Percussion 9/27

Mini Muni Music performances continue on Sunday, Sept. 27, with a performance by a popular ensemble–our brass quintet joined by percussionist Tom Mackey. Performers for concert, which will begin at 7 pm on our Facebook page, include: Andy Classen Aren Van Houzen Andy HarrisRobert ParkerBlaine CunninghamTom Mackey Earlier in the evening, beginning at 6 pm, …

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Clearing skies and Mini Muni Music

After a rainy week, it looks likely that the weather will clear for Sunday evening’s edition of Mini Muni Music featuring our saxophone quartet. Join us on Facebook at 7 pm on September 13 to hear Bruce Western, Laura Drzycimski, Lisa Wissenberg, and Jim Arndt in the first appearance by the saxophones this year. The …

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