This week: Johnson STEAM Academy & Ellis Park

This week, Dan Terrell leads the band in a program that includes music by musical theater heavyweights Stephen Sondheim and Lin-Manuel Miranda, marches by Iowa’s own Karl King and Frank Piersol, and much more.

Dan Terrell, co-director of bands at Linn-Mar, will lead the Municipal Band this week. Photo from the Monday night rehearsal.

Join us Wednesday, June 15 at Johnson Steam Academy and Sunday, June 19 at Ellis Park for performances at 7:30 pm. The Ellis Park performance will feature a prelude concert by CR Jazz under the direction of Joe Perea at 6:30 pm.

The Muni Band performances will be aired live on our Facebook page; you can also listen to the Sunday night performance on KMRY radio.

The Muni Band program:

  • Festmusik der Stadt Wien (Richard Strauss/arr. Banks and Rundel)
  • West Highlands Sojourn (Robert Sheldon)
  • Peacemaker March (Karl King/ed. Swearingen)
  • The Grumbly Old Bear (Julius Fucik/arr. Glover) — Blaine Cunningham, tuba
  • Variations on a Shaker Melody (Aaron Copland)
  • Selections from Sweeney Todd (Stephen Sondheim/arr. Bulla)
  • Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon (Percy Grainger)
  • Pavilion March (Frank Piersol)
  • Selections from Encanto (Lin-Manuel Miranda/arr. Murtha)
  • Curtain Call (John Wasson)

Aren Van Houzen (left), Chris Haas, and the rest of the brass section will be featured on a flashy fanfare by Richard Strauss.