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

Fall 2014 Itinerary

DateChurch/SchoolEventCityStatePhone
Nov 16Calvary Baptist Church9:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.Menomonee FallsWI262-251-0320
Nov 16Maranatha Baptist Church6:00 p.m.GrayslakeIL847-223-9050
Nov 17Faith Christian School10:30 a.m.Williams BayWI262-245-9404
Nov 17Victory Baptist Church7:00 p.m.Pleasant PrairieWI262-694-7531
Nov 18Marquette Manor Baptist Academy11:00 a.m.Downers GroveIL630-222-9818
Nov 18Lake County Baptist Church7:00 p.m.WaukeganIL847-623-7600
Nov 19Lake County Baptist School8:30 a.m.WaukeganIL847-623-7600
Nov 19First Baptist Church of Danville7:00 p.m.DanvilleIL217-442-2424
Nov 20First Baptist School10:30 a.m.DanvilleIL217-442-2424
Nov 20Shannon Baptist Church7:00 p.m.ShannonIL815-864-2779