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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

Meet the Coe College Bands Faculty

Click here to see the rest of the music faculty.

Shanley and Carson are both active musicians in the local area. Below, Shanley directs the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, while Carson plays a featured bass clarinet solo.


 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.