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Commission Meeting 19 May 2020

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, 19 May 2020. 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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Auditions Indefinitely Postponed

We are sorry to report that due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, we must indefinitely postpone CRMB auditions. We will not be able to pick a new date (if any) until the current situation stabilizes. We appreciate everyone’s patience, and we hope to see everyone out there for a wonderfully musical summer.

City Budget Information

City Manager Jeff Pomeranz presented the proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 on Feb 6. Budget details are available on the city’s website. Per the Iowa Code section 384.15A, documents for total maximum property tax dollars: You will find a permanent link to this information HERE.

Band Auditions! 27 and 28 March

The Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, a professional concert band that presents 18 (sometimes more) free concerts every summer, will hold its annual auditions on Friday, 27 March, and Saturday, 28 March, in the band room at Cedar Rapids Washington High School at 2005 Forest Drive SE. There are known openings for Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, …

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2020 Young Artist Competition

The 2020 Young Artist Competition will be held Wednesday, 22 April 2020, at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. This is the tenth year of the competition. It would be wonderful to have you enter! The competition is open to woodwind, brass, and percussion students in grades 9-12 who live or attend school in Linn …

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Commission Meeting 19 January 2020

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session at 7:00 PM on Sunday, 19 January 2020, in Marquis Hall at Coe College. Agenda includes, but is not limited to: Financial review Finalization of 2020 season Discussion of ongoing projects & equipment repairs Scheduling of auditions and discussion of known open positions. Anyone who requires …

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Commission Meeting 15 September 2019

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on Sunday, 15 September 2019, at 7:00 PM at Marquis Hall on the Coe College campus. The agenda includes (but is not limited to) financials for FY2019, current financials, venues for next season, and a discussion of the Boone Municipal Band Festival. Anyone who requires an …

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Last call! Join us for three concerts during the final week of our season

We’re wrapping up the 2019 season–but first, we’ve got three more concerts to play! Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 pm — Noelridge ParkSaturday, Aug. 3 at 3 pm — Guthridge Park as part of Hiawatha Fun FestSunday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 pm (6:30 Prelude concert) — Bever Park At these performances:• We feature our own …

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Just hear those sleigh bells…Wait.

This week, join us for spectacular nights of music at Bowman Woods (Wed.) and Ellis Park (Sun.) — including the cool and cooling sounds of Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride! Music gets underway at 7:30 pm. Also on the program: • The band features its own members as Nick and Josh Carlo perform a humorous clarinet/bassoon …

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Week 7 is all about flutes. Well, and trombones. And other instruments, too. Like trumpets.

This week, the band returns to Cleveland Elementary School on Wednesday, July 17 and to Bever Park on Sunday, July 21. At this concert: • Iowa native Virginia Broffitt Kunzer, an Auburn University fluteprofessor, performs Faure’s “Fantasie” • Young Artist Competition runner-up Megan Bennett performs the Artunian trumpet concerto • Kennedy High School band director …

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