Coe College Bands

Dr. William S. Carson
Director of Bands


Steve Shanley
 Jazz Studies
Cedar Rapids, Iowa



Upcoming Event:

Festival of Bands Gala Concert

Saturday, April 5, 8:00 pm

Sinclair Auditorium

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


August 2014 Band Tour Information, click here
Deposit ($50) due Nov. 1
Prague
Old Town Square, Prague (photo by William Carson)
Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Berlin
Poland, Czech Republic, Germany
August 4-14


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


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


CONCERT BAND / WIND ENSEMBLE

Fall Concert Poster - Fall Concert Program
Click HERE for today's rehearsal schedule

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

 

Learn about the Coe College Bands' long and distinguished Our
              Proud History!of success!

Click here to learn more about our August 2008 tour to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Shanghai!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Accomplishments

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.
Welcome Steve Shanley to the Full-time Faculty - Head of Music Education!

November, 2010: Twelve Coe band members selected for the 2010 Iow College All-Star Band


November, 2009: Twelve Coe band members selected for the 2009 Iow College All-Star Band

November, 2008:  Ten Coe students selected for the 2008 Iowa College All-Star Band.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August, 2008: Touring Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band's trip to TAIWAN, HONG KONG, AND SHANGHAI

 

 

 

 

 

March, 2007: two students (Sara Johnson, trumpet, David Neff, euphonium) were selected for the National Honor Band of the
College Band Directors National Association, ranking Coe among the finest college band programs in the nation.

 

November, 2006:  Twelve Coe Band Members were selected for the 2006 Iowa College All-Star Band,
ranking the Coe College Concert Band as one of the finest college bands in Iowa.

 

May, 2006:  The Coe Mozart Ensemble performs at the Iowa Bandmasters Convention

March, 2006: Two students were selected for the 2006 College Band Directors National Association North Central Regional Honor Band,
ranking the Coe College Concert Band as one of the finest college bands in the Midwest.

 

November, 2005:  Ten Coe students selected for the 2005 Iowa College All-Star Band.

 

August, 2005:  Touring Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band perform in HAWAII and SOUTH KOREA.

 

August, 2003:  Touring Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band's trip to ENGLAND and SCOTLAND
Click HERE for photos and video clips.Click HERE for itinerary information on the trip.

 

Click here for a large version of this picture 

of the Touring Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Carson,

performing in South Korea

 

Director of Jazz Studies Steve Shanley directs the Coe College Touring

Jazz Ensemble at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

during the Bands' tour to England and Scotland in 2003.

 

 

 

 




For more infomation on
 Music Faculty, click HERE


 


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 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


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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.