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 Day||Service||Event Time||Church/School||City||State||Church Phone|
|November 15, 2015||Sunday||OPEN|
|November 15, 2015||Sunday||Service||6:00 PM||First Baptist Church||Waupaca||WI||715-258-3535|
|November 16, 2015||Monday||Chapel||9:00 AM||First Baptist Christian School||Waupaca||WI||715-258-3535|
|November 16, 2015||Monday||Concert||7:00 PM||Calvary Baptist Church||Barron||WI||715-637-5286|
|November 17, 2015||Tuesday||Chapel||10:30 AM||Chisago Lakes Baptist School||Chisago City||MN||651-257-4587|
|November 17, 2015||Tuesday||Concert||7:00 PM||First Baptist Church||St Francis||MN||763-753-1230|
|November 18, 2015||Wednesday||Chapel||8:10 AM||Saint Francis Christian School||St Francis||MN||763-753-1230|
|November 18, 2015||Wednesday||Concert||6:30 PM||Brookdale Baptist Church||Moorhead||MN||218-233-8758|
|November 19, 2015||Thursday||Chapel||1:30 PM||Fourth Baptist Christian School||Plymouth||MN||763-417-8209|
|November 19, 2015||Thursday||Concert||7:00 PM||Woodcrest Baptist Church||Fridley||MN||763-571-6409|
|November 20, 2015||Friday||Chapel||8:30 AM||Woodcrest Baptist Academy||Fridley||MN||763-571-6409|