Symphonic Band

MBU Symphonic Band

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 MBBC symphonic band director Dr. Rick D. Townsend. We would love to hear from you.

Fall 2014 Itinerary

Date
Church/School
City
St
Event
Church Phone
Nov 17Calvary Baptist ChurchMidlandMI9:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m.989-832-2991
Nov 17Community Baptist ChurchSaginawMI6:00 p.m.989-781-2340
Nov 18Community Baptist Christian SchoolSaginawMI8:50 a.m.989-781-2340
Nov 18Mio Baptist ChurchMioMI7:00 p.m.989-826-3944
Nov 19Calvary Baptist AcademyMidlandMI1:00 p.m.989-832-3341
Nov 19First Baptist Church of TroyTroyMI7:00 p.m.248-689-4821
Nov 20Bethany Christian School
TroyMI8:45 a.m.248-689-4821
Nov 20Wixom Christian School
WixomMI1:30 p.m.248-624-3823
Nov 20First Baptist ChurchWixomMI7:00 p.m.248-624-3823
Nov 21Lake Orion Baptist SchoolLake OrionMI10:00 a.m.248-693-6203
Nov 21Genessee Christian School
BurtonMI2:15 p.m.810-743-3108
Nov 21Community Baptist ChurchDavisonMI7:00 p.m.810-653-8797