Here’s an opportunity to look back at the 60+ year history of the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band. Most of this history was written by former member Rollie Raim to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the band in 2001.
How it Started
Learn about the early days of the CRMB and how it built the cornerstone for today’s band.
Rehearsals Over the Years
Take a look at the early days of CRMB pratices and learn how the conditions have changed over the last 50 years.
Meet the few current members who have been around since the start of the band (or even earlier)!
History of Conductors
Learn about all the Municipal Band’s conductors over the years.
How Performances Have Changed
Things have changed since Cedar Rapidians first set out their blankets in Ellis Park for concerts during the 1950s, take a closer look.
The Song of Dedication
Learn the history of the Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication. Find out how a contest was used to select the song.