The Maranatha Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. David Brown, is a 38-member, all-student group that performs a broad selection of band literature, including sacred and secular classics.

The band performs at campus events 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.

For information about the band, we encourage you to contact MBU Symphonic Band director Dr. David Brown. We would love to hear from you.

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Each fall, the band looks forward bringing churches a sacred and classical program in the evenings and some “fun stuff” for Christian school students during the day.

Dr. Brown said that when the symphonic band goes on tour, the children and teenagers at the churches they visit will never be the same. “They’ll never forget it,” he said. “It will leave an impact.”

But the impact will not just be felt by young people in the churches and schools; Brown said tour is life-changing for the college students, as well. If there is one take-away he would like band members to bring back with them, it’s that there is joy in ministry.

“I just want them to get excited about the difference they can make,” he said.

Brown said the band was what drew him to teach at Maranatha in the first place. He said the band had come to his church, and he watched the band members. He was impressed with how they conducted themselves, how they were such servants. “I didn’t even know there was a place like this on the planet,” he said. “I thought, ‘Where is this Maranatha? Someday, somehow, I have to get to this place.’”

Fall 2018 Tour - November 3-10

Fall 2017 Itinerary

Event Date TextEvent DayServiceEvent TimeChurch/SchoolCityStateChurch Phone
12-Nov-17SundayAMSunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning service, 10:30 a.m.Chisago Lakes Baptist ChurchChisago CityMN651-257-4587
12-Nov-17SundayPM6:00 p.m.Faith Baptist ChurchSauk CentreMN320-352-5356
13-Nov-17MondayConcert1:50 p.m.Lake Region Christian SchoolBaxter MN218-828-1226
13-Nov-17MondayPM7:00 p.m.Sunrise Bible ChurchNorth BranchMN651-674-4107
14-Nov-17TuesdayChapel10:00 a.m.Coon Rapids Christian SchoolCoon RapidsMN763-755-1278
14-Nov-17TuesdayPM7:00 p.m.Granite Baptist ChurchSt. CloudMN320-251-2801
15-Nov-17WednesdayChapel8:30 a.m.Granite Baptist Christian AcademySt. CloudMN320-251-2801
15-Nov-17WednesdayPM7:00 p.m.Fourth Baptist ChurchPlymouthMN763-417-8200
16-Nov-17ThursdayAM10:00 a.m.Fourth Baptist Christian SchoolPlymouthMN763-417-8240
16-Nov-17ThursdayPM7:00 p.m.First Baptist ChurchNew LisbonWI608-562-3519