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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

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Concert Band Rehearsal Schedule

August 4-14 2014 Band Tour Information, click here

The tour was absolutely AMAZING!
Click the link above to see our itinerary. And start saving NOW for our next amazing tour!

PragueOld Town Square, Prague (photo by William Carson)

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

   Concert Band Rehearsal Schedule   

Monday, January 22, 2018

Full Band in Sinclair


Click here to find links to recordings of the music we are playing this term!


TOUR TO ITALY in August! This is going to be a fantastic opportunity.
2 nights in Rome, 3 in Florence, 3 in Venice.
August 6-15 (rehearsals August 3-5)
A concert in each city. One in Cedar Rapids before we leave.

Contact Dr. Carson (bands@coe.edu) for a brochure or for price information - or to sign up!

What do you think? Can you join us? It's going to be great!


Upcoming rehearsals 

Monday, Jan. 22 – 4:00 – 5:45, Sinclair

 Wednesday, Jan. 24 – 7:00 – 9:00, Sinclair

Monday, Jan. 29 - 4:00 – 5:45, Sinclair

with special guests - the Synergy Woodwind Quintet of the 34th Army Band

Frostiana part assignments

Movements I, II, V, VII only


Piccolo – Sarah Roque

Flute I – Rachel Tollefsrud

Flute I – Joan Jacob

Flute II – Ali Bridges

Flute II – Makayla Kaune

Oboe I – Aaron Taugher

Oboe II – Allison Offerman

Clarinet 1 – Laura Gibson

Clarinet 1 – Pam Patrick

Clarinet 1 – Crystal Fitts

Clarinet 2– Zac Benson

Clarinet 2 – Josie Fox

Clarinet 2 – Chelsea Dunn

Clarinet 3 – Alex Brownfield

Clarinet 3 – Greg Guokas

Clarinet 3 – Alan Pitcher

Bass Clarinet – Colin Pearce

Bass Clarinet – Heidi Haney

Bassoon I – Dana Koester

Bassoon II – Theresa Knudson

Bassoon II – Katie Chace

Alto Sax I – Quintin Konen

Alto Sax I – Ethan Hong

Alto Sax II – Stevie Engle

Alto Sax II – Morgan Hendricks

Tenor Sax I – Duncan Phipps

Tenor Sax II – Allison Snow

Bari Sax – Brandon Sipe

Cornet I – Gillian Brown

Cornet I – Al Naylor

Cornet II – Ali Clifton

Cornet II – Nathan Dvořák

Cornet III – Grant Finneman

Cornet III – Christopher Robison

Horn I – William Pollock

Horn I – David Haupt

Horn II – Rheann Spier

Horn III – Gina Woolsey

Horn IV – Kalina Eskew

Horn IV – David Law

Euphonium (cello part) – Emily Solinger

Trombone I – Thaddeus Gontarz

Trombone I – Martha Jesuit

Trombone II – Shawn Simko

Trombone II – Jennifer Dickens

Bass Trombone – Hannah Sinton

Bass Trombone – Hannah Bode

Tuba – Garrett McClurg

Tuba – Julia Rodkey

String Bass – Scott Haney

Piano/Celeste (harp part temporarily)

Will Benson

Percussion – Heidi Graff


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