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Performance Schedule

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Music Scholarships/ Full Tuition Scholarships

Learn about Dr. Carson's book: On the Path to Excellence - The Northshore Concert Band: Paynter, Buehlman, and Beyond
Published by Meredith Music

The original band version of Spoon River by Percy Grainger, edited by Dr. Carson and Mr. Naylor, available from Southern Music.
United States Marine Band recording HERE!

Program notes HERE


Meet the Faculty Events & Concerts A Band for Every Musician Resources & Media History

Coe College Bands

Cedar Rapids, IA

Concert Band is directed by Dr. William S. Carson, Director of Bands

Jazz Band is directed by Steve Shanley



Upcoming Event:
Coe College Family Weekend Band Concert

Something for Everyone!

Saturday, October 25, 7:30 pm

Sinclair Auditorium

Bring your family and friends!


Click HERE for today's rehearsal schedule


Music Scholarship Information HERE
(Including Full-Tuition Marshall Scholarship)


August 4-14 2014 Band Tour Information, click here

PragueOld Town Square, Prague (photo by William Carson)

Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Berlin
Poland, Czech Republic, Germany




For information on Dr. Carson's classes, please click HERE
For information on the Coe College Bands, please click HERE.


CONCERT BAND / WIND ENSEMBLE

Fall Concert Poster - Fall Concert Program
Current band members, click HERE for course information
Prospective students, click here for more information about the Coe College Bands
Click here for more information about Music at Coe


Click HERE for CONCERT BAND REPERTOIRE 2011-2012

Click HERE for CONCERT BAND REPERTOIRE 2010-2011

Click HERE for CONCERT BAND REPERTOIRE 2009-2010

Coe College Concert Band involved in Daniel Kallman commissioning project. 
Hear Coe's premiere of the new piece as demo recordings on Kallman's website.

Spoon River, recorded by the United States
                        Marine BandThe original 1933 band version of Spoon River by Percy Grainger, edited by Dr. Carson and Mr. Naylor, now available from Southern Music.
Listen to a recording by the "President's Own" United State Marine Band HERE!
Click here to read Dr. Carson's article about the discovery of the original hand-copied parts.


Cruise Ship

Click HERE for information
about our August 2011 tour to Nashville,

New Orleans, Memphis, and a 7-day cruise
in the Western Caribbean!


 

Click HERE for Coe College Concert Band and Jazz Band Audio/Video files, YouTube Links

 

Click here for a slideshow of China tour photos!

 

Click here to see a picture of the band at the 1949 inauguration of President Harry S. Truman

 





New Horizons Band of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
hosted by Coe College
Alan Lawrence, conductor
alawrenc@coe.edu

 


Need to borrow music?

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our March Size Library http://www.public.coe.edu/~wcarson/JazzSummitUp.gif
our Jazz Band Library See Pictures!
or our Small Ensemble Libraries
Click here for the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Library
Click HERE for information

 about FRIENDS OF MUSIC AT COE:
FOMAC


The bands administered by Dr. Carson include the Coe College Bands:

Coe College Concert Band (see the pic) : Coe College Concert Band in Rehearsal - click here for photos
Coe Gold Jazz Ensemble (Big Band) directed by Steve Shanley
Coe Crimson Jazz Ensemble (Jazz and Improvisation Laboratory)

Coe College/Cedar Rapids Symphony School Senior Honor Band
Coe College/Cedar Rapids Symphony School Junior Honor Band
Coe College/Cedar Rapids Symphony School Elementary Honor Band
 

As well as the:

Bill Carson Big Band

Other instrumental ensembles at Coe College include:

The Coe College Drumline
The Coe College Orchestra
The Bands annually present several major festivals:
COE COLLEGE JAZZ SUMMIT 
COE COLLEGE FESTIVAL OF BANDS  


Coe's Professor of Art, Peter Thompson, is known for his paintings of musicians.
See his paintings of members of the Coe College Bands. Peter Thompson's paintings


  Coe College Bands | Coe College Instrumental Music Schedule |
| Dr. William S. Carson | Carson Biographical Information |
| Coe College Bands History | Coe College Honor Bands |
| Coe College Jazz Summit | Coe College Festival of Bands |
| Cabaret Information | Cedar Rapids Municipal Band |

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Coe College, 1220 First Avenue Northeast, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52402


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 In April 2004, Coe College's instructor of Low Brass, Bill Behrens, was killed in a tragic automobile accident. 

Click here for a Bill Behrens tribute site.

Click here for Information on the Low Brass Day in his memory, January 29, 2006.