July 14 performance canceled due to weather!

Vocalist Lynne Rothrock joins the band–July 14 at The History Center and July 18 in Bever Park

This week’s Muni Band performances will feature the vocal stylings of Lynne Rothrock singing music of Duke Ellington as well as Disney favorites. The concert will also feature music by Count Basie and a medley of hits by The Beatles.

Join us at 7:30 pm Wednesday, July 14 at The History Center or Sunday, July 18 in Bever Park–or catch the livestream on our Facebook page. Sunday’s performance will also air live on KMRY radio (93.1 FM, 1450 AM, or KMRYradio.com).

Arrive early on Wednesday for a 6:30 pm performance by the Lucky Charms–a talented group of area high school clarinetists!

Vocalist Lynne Rothrock in rehearsal with the Municipal Band.

This week: McGrath Amphitheatre (7/7) and Bever Park (7/11)

Join the Municipal Band for a night of great music–including a special appearance by saxophonist Rod Pierson!

The Program:

Seawise March (Connie Younger)
The Lion King (arranged by John Higgins)
Arabesque (Samuel Hazo)
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” Medley (John Williams, arranged by Jack Bullock)
Persuasion (Sammy Nestico)
Featuring Rod Pierson, Alto Saxophone
Satchmo! (arranged by Warren Barker)
Thunderbolt Galop (Fred K. Huffer, arranged by Andrew Glover)

Can’t be there in person? Catch the live stream of the show on our Facebook page! On Sunday, you can also listen on KRMY (93.1 FM, 1450 AM, online at KMRYradio.com).

An animated (but not, you know, animated) Rod Pierson will join the band this week.

Patriotic Favorites and More! 6/30 at Bever; 7/4 at Guthridge

Join the Municipal Band for our annual celebration of America! You’ll hear patriotic favorites and much more–including vocals by Amy Friedl Stoner. Wednesday night (6/30), we’ll be in Bever Park. The music move to Hiawatha’s Guthridge Park on Sunday.

Come early for either show for a great prelude concert. At 6:30 pm on Wednesday, Brass Transit Authority will perform. Sunday night at 6:30 pm, enjoy a performance by the Derecho Winds.

Can’t join us in person? Watch the concert live on our Facebook page. Or tune in to KMRY’s live broadcast: 1450 AM, 93.1 FM, or KMRYradio.com.

Amy Friedl Stoner and Steve Shanley talk things over at rehearsal for this week’s performances.

This week: Brass vs. Woodwinds! (6/23 & 6/27)

Join us in Bever Park on Wednesday, June 23 or Sunday, June 27 at 7:30 pm for a concert featuring our brass choir and our woodwind choir.

Will they settle the age-old question of which kind of instrument is superior?

Probably not.

But they will play fun and exciting music.

Can’t join us in person? Watch the performances live on our Facebook page or tune in to the Sunday concert on KMRY radio (1450 AM, 93.1 FM, kmryradio.com).

Tonight’s concert (6/20) is cancelled

Due to expected rain, we have cancelled tonight’s performance. We hope to see you this coming week!

Tonight (6/16) and Sunday (6/20) in Bever Park (yes, really)

Our thanks to everyone who joined us at The History Center for one or both of our Week 1 performances–and our apologies to those who missed the announcement of the late-in-the-game venue change for the Sunday concert!

This week, both concerts will, in fact, be in Bever Park. Bring some sunscreen, a hat, and your love of great live music.

If you can’t be there in person, head over to our Facebook page and enjoy the live stream–which is only available, well, live. You can also catch the Sunday night performance on KMRY radio (1450 AM, 93.1 FM, or kmryradio.com).

Tonight’s event will feature a 6:30 performance by the Iowa Youth Flute Ensemble. The Muni Band takes the stage at 7:30.

The Program:

A Festival Prelude (Alfred Reed)
Selections from “Sing” (arranged by Michael Brown)
English Folk Song Suite (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Atlantic Zephyrs (Gardell Simons) — Featuring Rich Medd, Trombone
The Syncopated Clock (Leroy Anderson)
Big Band Spectacular (arranged by Jack Bullock)
Hurrah Storm Galop (Claudio S. Grafulla & Keler-Bela, arranged by Nicholas J. Contorno)

13 June Concert Moved to History Center

The concert for tonight, 13 June, is moved to the History Center! This is due to expected temperatures in the 90s combined with direct sun on the pavement where the band would play at the park. Same great music, awesome new venue!

The 2021 Concert Season is posted!

You can find the 2021 CRMB concert schedule on our website at https://www.crmuniband.org/concert-schedule/

Yes, it’s correct — we really do have that many events at Bever Park! Due to the pandemic, things are a bit different this year. The band will be smaller (one on a part) so that we can maintain safe spacing among the musicians. We also will not be using the mobile stage this season. Unfortunately, there were few parks that would accommodate these needs, so we are playing most events at Bever Park. We’ll be at the usual spot, but sitting mostly on the parking lot pavement.

But the good news is that we have 19 concert events scheduled, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all. And yes, we do plan to also livestream these on Facebook, and we’ll also be live on KMRY Radio every week. So come on out if you can, or catch us live online or on the air if you can’t!

Commission Meeting 18 April 2021

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session at 7:30PM on Sunday, 18 April 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 well as limitations on size of gatherings.

This meeting, like all Commission meetings, is open to the public. If you wish to attend, please write to Scott Haney, Business Manager, at business AT crmuniband.org and the meeting information will be sent to you.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City program, service, or activity, should contact the Municipal Band Business Manager at 319-431-9649 or email business AT crmuniband.org as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the event