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Tour Information

Music Faculty

Honor Bands

Performance Schedule

Jazz Summit

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

Concert Band Rehearsal Schedule

To learn about our 2014 Band Tour, click here

The tour was absolutely AMAZING!
Click the link above to see our itinerary.

PragueOld Town Square, Prague (photo by William Carson)

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


Thanks again for a great performance and a great year.  Have a fantastic summer.  To the seniors - all best wishes - come back any time! To the rest of you, see you on Wednesday, August 22!

Dr. Carson




TOUR TO ITALY in August!

This is going to be a fantastic trip.
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.



Have a great summer break!
Italy rehearsals begin on Friday, August 3
Fall term rehearsals begin on Wednesday, August 22


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

Click here for syllabus

Click here for schedule

Google Calendar
Clicking on the events in the calendar should give you the option to add them to your own Google calendar.  You can also print.