Week 2: Cleveland Elementary School (not park!) & McGrath Amphitheatre

Join the Municipal Band this week at Cleveland Elementary School (not the park!) on Wednesday, June 14, and at the McGrath Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 18. The Muni Band performances (which will be livestreamed on Facebook) will begin at 7:30 p.m. The New Horizons Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. ahead of the Sunday night Muni Band concert.

This week, Jennifer Tiede, co-director of bands at Linn-Mar High School, will be on the podium. Bassist and vocalist Blake Shaw will be the special guest on two numbers–including one Shaw himself arranged for the Muni Band. The vocalist for the Star Spangled Banner and the Cedar Rapids Song of Dedication will be recent Linn-Mar grad Kyra Kanz.

Bassist, vocalist, and arranger Blake Shaw joins the band this week.

The program will include:

Declaration Overture by Claude T. Smith
Midway March by John Williams, arranged by John Moss
Moon River by Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer, arranged by Michael Brown
Willow Weep For Me by Ann Ronell, arranged by Blake Shaw
Handel in the Strand by Percy Grainger, arranged by John Philip Sousa
Blue Mambo by Michael Sweeney
Radetzky March by Johann Strauss, arranged by Alfred Reed
Selection from “The Greatest Showman” arranged by Paul Murtha
Hosts of Freedom by Karl L. King

Listen to KCCK’s interview with Jennifer Tiede and Blake Shaw here.