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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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Mini Muni Music — 9/2 & 9/6

The popular Mini Muni Music series rolls into September with a clarinet quartet on Wed., Sept. 2, and a brass quintet on Sun., Sept. 6. The concerts will be live streamed on the Municipal Band’s Facebook page. Concerts start at 7 pm and are not archived–so you have to catch them live! Details: Clarinet Quartet …

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Trombones, Woodwind Trio next up for Mini Muni Music performances

Join us on Sunday, August 30, at 7 pm for a livestream performance by our trombone quartet. Performers will include: Joel NagelCaleb LambertRobert ParkerDoug Anderson Music will include: James Bond, Simon & Garfunkel, Russian Sailors Dance, the Saint-Saens Organ Symphony, and more. The performance will be dedicated to the memory of longtime Municipal Band Member …

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Mini Muni Music returns with Woodwind Trio on Wed., August 26

We’re back! Mini Muni Music performances return this Wednesday (8/26)! Join us at 7 pm on our Facebook page to hear the woodwind trio featuring Christine Bellomy and Lisa Wissenberg on clarinet and Dana Ransom on bassoon. Music will include: Super Mario Bros ThemeTake Me Out to the BallgameMusic by Mozart, Brahms, and Shostakovich

Remembering Lee Dytrt

The entire Cedar Rapids Municipal Band community mourns the loss of Lee Dytrt, a true stalwart of the band and a wonderful musician and man. Papich-Kuba Obituary and Additional Information Here Lee J. Dytrt, 71, of Cedar Rapids, died at his home Saturday morning, August 15, 2020.  Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, …

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