The Maranatha Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Rick Townsend since 1996, is a 48-member, all-student group that performs a broad selection of band literature, including sacred and secular classics.
The band performs at campus events, including the triennial All Campus Bedtime Story, a local children’s concert, several chapels for the entire Maranatha community, including patriotic Religious Liberty Day chapels, a popular Christmas chapel, and a worshipful and moving Good Friday Chapel in the spring. The band also tours, performing 15-20 concerts in schools and churches across the nation each year.
The Band has three separate recordings available for purchase at the Maranatha Bookstore.
- Tidings of Comfort, Tidings of Joy, a two-disc Christmas CD including works by the symphonic band and the percussion ensemble.
- An American Salute, an inspiring collection of sacred and patriotic band works.
- Resurrection!, a musical reflection on the events of the passion week. Listen to excerpts from their newly released CD
For information about the band, we encourage you to contact MBU symphonic band director Dr. Rick D. Townsend. We would love to hear from you.
Fall 2014 Itinerary
|Nov 16||Calvary Baptist Church||9:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.||Menomonee Falls||WI||262-251-0320|
|Nov 16||Maranatha Baptist Church||6:00 p.m.||Grayslake||IL||847-223-9050|
|Nov 17||Faith Christian School||10:30 a.m.||Williams Bay||WI||262-245-9404|
|Nov 17||Victory Baptist Church||7:00 p.m.||Pleasant Prairie||WI||262-694-7531|
|Nov 18||Marquette Manor Baptist Academy||11:00 a.m.||Downers Grove||IL||630-222-9818|
|Nov 18||Lake County Baptist Church||7:00 p.m.||Waukegan||IL||847-623-7600|
|Nov 19||Lake County Baptist School||8:30 a.m.||Waukegan||IL||847-623-7600|
|Nov 19||First Baptist Church of Danville||7:00 p.m.||Danville||IL||217-442-2424|
|Nov 20||First Baptist School||10:30 a.m.||Danville||IL||217-442-2424|
|Nov 20||Shannon Baptist Church||7:00 p.m.||Shannon||IL||815-864-2779|