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
Festival of Bands Gala Concert
Saturday, April 5, 8:00 pm
With guest soloists
David McInally, electric guitar - Coe's new President!
Gina Ostrander '14, piano
Wes Anderson '14, tuba
Dr. Carson, bass clarinet
Mr. Shanley, arranger/cell phone
Matt Conaway, composer/conductor
Email Dr. Carson for tickets
Deposit ($50) was officially due Nov. 1,
but if you hurry there's still time!
Old Town Square, Prague (photo by William Carson)
Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Berlin
Poland, Czech Republic, Germany
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.
|The 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.
Click HERE for Coe College Concert Band and Jazz Band Audio/Video files, YouTube Links
New Horizons Band of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
hosted by Coe College
Alan Lawrence, conductor
Need to borrow music?
|Check out our Band Library|
|our March Size Library|
|our Jazz Band Library|
|or our Small Ensemble Libraries
Click here for the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Library
|Click HERE for information|
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:
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 |
Coe College, 1220 First Avenue Northeast, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52402
Comments? Questions? Suggestions?
Send e-mail to the Coe Band Program
In April 2004, Coe College's instructor of Low Brass, Bill Behrens, was killed in a tragic automobile accident.