Commission Meeting 24 October 2021

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session on 24 October 2021 at 7 PM at Coe College in Marquis Hall. Discussion items include the 2021 season, budgets for FY21, FY22, and FY23, venues for 2022 season, and some financial planning for maintenance and special projects.

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 as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the event.

It’s the final week–and we’re headed to Hawkeye Downs!

Join us Wednesday, August 4 at 7:30 pm as we play our first-ever concert at Hawkeye Downs.

Or catch the final concert of the season on Sunday, August 8 in Bever Park. Catch the Prelude concert at 6:30 by the Eastside Brass Quartet. The Muni Band takes the stage at 7:30.

Both concerts will also be streamed on our Facebook page–and the Sunday night performance will air on KRMY (93.1 FM, 1450 AM,

Highlights include music from Frozen and a double dose of movie music by John Williams!

It will be just like the racing at Hawkeye Downs.
Except Dr. Shanley will wave his baton instead of a checkered flag.
Oh, and you won’t need earplugs (at least that’s our hope).
Also, there will be fewer left turns.
Upon reflection, it will be nothing like the racing at Hawkeye Down.

28 July 2021 Concert is CANCELED

Due to high heat/humidity at the concert site, we are canceling tonight’s concert. But catch us on Sunday night at Bever! And at New Bo Day of Music on Saturday! And you should attend both, because the music is completely different for each day.

Three chances to hear the Muni Band this week!

Join us at the McGrath Amphitheatre on Wednesday, July 28!
Music by the clarinet ensemble Lucky Charms at 6:30 pm; the Muni Band performs at 7:30 pm.

Or join us in Bever Park on Sunday, August 1 at 7:30 pm.

And in between, join us for Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Day at NewBo City Market on Saturday, July 31.

The schedule:

10:00: Flute Choir
10:45: Horn Choir
11:30: Trumpet Choir
12:15: Low Brass Choir
1:00: Clarinet Choir
1:45: Full Band

This week! Space franchises collide! And more!

Wednesday, July 21 at The History Center (6:30 UNI student brass quintet; Muni Band at 7:30)
Sunday, July 25 in Bever Park (6:30 High school clarinet ensemble; Muni Band at 7:30)

This week, Star Trek and Star Wars fans can both rejoice as the Municipal Band performs themes from Star Trek and music from The Mandalorian. (Live Long and Use the Force…or something.)

The program also features Dr. Anthony Williams on trombone, music from the Disney film Coco, a tribute to the Olympics, and big band favorites.

Join us in person or catch the livestream on our Facebook page. Sunday’s performance will also be aired on KMRY (93.1 FM, 1450 AM, or

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

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

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

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,