Sat. 3/6: Kids Mini Muni Music featuring the percussion section!

Join us on Saturday, March 6 at 3 pm for the second in a series of concerts created for K-5 students!

This weekend features an interactive concert during which young (and not-so-young) viewers will be dancing, clapping, and more as they learn about the percussion section.

The concert will stream live on our Facebook page.

Brass Quintet + Drum Set — The Return…Again! Fri. 2/26 at 7 pm

Turns out, if you give a brass quintet access to a drummer, you simply won’t be able to hold them back.

And so Mini Muni Music continues with the return, again, of one of our most popular ensembles.

Join us on our Facebook page this Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 pm!

Andy Classen and Aren Van Houzen – Trumpets
Andy Harris – Horn
Robert Parker – Trombone
Blaine Cunningham – Tuba
Tom Mackey – Drum Set

Sat. 2/20: Kids Concert — Mini Muni Music

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 3 pm for the first in a series of concerts created for K-5 students!

This weekend, the clarinets help us learn about how music can use different styles, meters, moods, and registers.

Music will include Three Blind Mice, Pop Goes the Woodwinds, Frere Jacques, and more!

The concert will stream live on our Facebook page.

City Budget Information

Per Iowa code 384.15A, all Iowa cities are required to make budget information available to the public. You can get to that via the Municipal Band website at this link:

City Budget Information

Thanks for all your support!

Commission Meeting 17 January 2021

The City Band Commission will meet in formal session at 7:00 PM on Sunday, 17 January 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 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 as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the event

More Muni Band rebroadcasts on KMRY on Sundays in January

More recent Mini Muni Music concerts are scheduled for rebroadcast on KMRY as part of their “Memory Music Our Way” show.

The rebroadcasts are hosted by KMRY’s Eric Walker in the studio. Each performance features great music as well as Steve Shanley’s conversation with a special guest.

Join us on the next four Sunday nights at 6 pm CST:
KMRY 93.1 FM
KMRY 1450 AM
Webcast here

January 3: Virtual Play-Along Tuba Christmas with David Neff and Blaine Cunningham on euphonium and Christopher Bird and Wes Anderson on tuba. Recorded at The History Center with guest Kyle Patrick on Saturday, December 5.

January 10: Percussion Ensemble with Alan Lawrence, Tom Mackey, Joe Perea, Aaron Ottmar, and Gus Brown, featuring drum set and a variety of mallet instruments. Recorded at Sinclair Auditorium at Coe College with guest Maestro Tim Hankewich on Friday, December 4.

January 17: Woodwind Quintet with Keith Hanlon, flute; Lesley Fleer, oboe; Lisa Wissenberg, clarinet; Rob Hillman, bassoon; and Dan Malloy, horn. Recorded at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library with guest Brian Glick on Saturday, December 19.

January 24: Horn Quartet with Andy Harris, Doreen Anderson, Valerie Shanley, and Dan Malloy. Recorded at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library with guest Jim Miller on Sunday, December 20.

TIME CHANGE: 12/20 concert now at 3:30 pm

The horn quartet concert on 12/20 will now be at 3:30 pm.

The woodwind quintet concert on 12/19 will still be at 2 pm.

Both performances will stream live on our Facebook page.

Each concert will be packed with holiday songs, perfect for listening to
while decorating or baking or wrapping presents or simply enjoying some hot cocoa!

Two concerts to enjoy this weekend (12/19 and 12/20)

The Muni Band holiday season of concerts continues with two more performances that will boost your holiday spirits. Whether you’ve asked Santa for woodwinds or brass (or both), we’ve got you covered.

Both performances will stream live on our Facebook page.

Saturday, December 19, 2 pm: Woodwind Quintet

Sunday, December 20, 2 pm: Horn Quartet

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 are not to your taste…our tuba section may want to have a conversation with you. But you do have another option!

Our friends in the Quad Cities present a virtual version of the Quad Cities Saxophone Christmas beginning on Dec. 5. Full details for how to participate can be found here.

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 Quintet

Saturday, December 5, 2 pm: Virtual Tuba Christmas

Saturday, December 19, 2 pm: Woodwind Quintet

Sunday, December 20, 2 pm: Horn Quartet