Symphonic Band

2015-16 Band

Band- 2015

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, and several chapels for the entire Maranatha community, including patriotic Religious Liberty Day chapel, 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 2015 Itinerary

Event Date Event DayServiceEvent TimeChurch/SchoolCityStateChurch Phone
November 15, 2015SundayOPEN
November 15, 2015SundayService6:00 PMFirst Baptist ChurchWaupacaWI715-258-3535
November 16, 2015MondayChapel9:00 AMFirst Baptist Christian SchoolWaupacaWI715-258-3535
November 16, 2015MondayConcert7:00 PMCalvary Baptist ChurchBarronWI715-637-5286
November 17, 2015TuesdayChapel10:30 AMChisago Lakes Baptist SchoolChisago CityMN651-257-4587
November 17, 2015TuesdayConcert7:00 PMFirst Baptist ChurchSt FrancisMN763-753-1230
November 18, 2015WednesdayChapel8:10 AMSaint Francis Christian SchoolSt FrancisMN763-753-1230
November 18, 2015WednesdayConcert6:30 PMBrookdale Baptist ChurchMoorheadMN218-233-8758
November 19, 2015ThursdayChapel1:30 PMFourth Baptist Christian SchoolPlymouthMN763-417-8209
November 19, 2015ThursdayConcert7:00 PMWoodcrest Baptist ChurchFridleyMN763-571-6409
November 20, 2015FridayChapel8:30 AMWoodcrest Baptist AcademyFridleyMN763-571-6409