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.
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
3/13 — Kids Mini Muni Music — Circus!
Join the Muni Band’s woodwind quintet for an afternoon at the circus!
Participants will hear the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French
horn, and they will also get to learn about dynamics, tempos, and
The concert starts at 3 pm and will stream on our Facebook page.
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.
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!
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:
Thanks for all your support!