Festival of Bands Gala Concert
Saturday, April 5, 8:00 pm
With guest soloists
McInally, electric guitar - Coe's new President!
Gina Ostrander '14, piano
Anderson '14, tuba
Dr. Carson, bass clarinet
Mr. Shanley, arranger/cell phone
Matt Conaway, composer/conductor
Email Dr. Carson for tickets
2014 Band Tour Information, click here
Deposit ($50) due Nov. 1
Old Town Square, Prague (photo by William Carson)
Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Berlin
Poland, Czech Republic, Germany
Scholarship Information HERE,
(Including Full-Tuition Marshall Scholarship)
For information on Dr. Carson's classes, please click HERE. For information on the Coe College Bands, please click HERE.
|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.
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 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
College Concert Band involved in Daniel Kallman commissioning
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
Coe band members selected for the 2009 Iow College All-Star
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
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
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
|Check out our Band Library|
|our March Size Library|
|our Jazz Band Library|
|or our Small Ensemble
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
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
of Art, Peter Thompson, is known for his paintings of
See his paintings of members of the Coe College Bands.
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 |
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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.