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.
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.
|Sunday, Nov. 13||Sunday School, AM Service, Afternoon Service||9:45 AM Sunday School, 11:15 AM Service, 2:00 PM Afternoon Service||Bay View Baptist Church||Washington, IL|
|Sunday, Nov. 13||Service||6:00 PM||Faith Baptist Church||Pekin, IL|
|Monday, Nov. 14||Chapel||8:15 AM||Faith Baptist Church||Pekin, IL|
|Monday, Nov. 14||Band Workshop||1:00 PM||Coal City Middle School||Coal City, IL|
|Monday, Nov. 14||Concert||6:30 PM||Faith Baptist Church||Morris, IL|
|Tuesday, Nov. 15||Chapel||2:00 PM||Mississippi Valley Christian School||Alton, IL|
|Tuesday, Nov. 15||Concert||7:00 PM||Faith Baptist Church||Alton, IL|
|Wednesday, Nov. 16||Chapel||2:30 PM||East Moline Christian School||East Moline, IL|
|Wednesday, Nov. 16||Concert||7:00 PM||Victory Baptist Church||East Moline, IL|
|Thursday, Nov. 17||Chapel||12:45 PM||Cathedral Baptist School||Rockford, IL|
|Thursday, Nov. 17||Concert||6:30 PM||Windsor Baptist Church||Loves Park, IL|