Collins Aerospace Band
Brass Ensemble

About Us

The Collins Aerospace Band is a concert band, and plays a wide variety of music: marches, show tunes, big band swing, polkas, and popular favorites. The Brass Ensemble is a smaller, brass-instrument group, focusing on Brass Quintet music (classical, swing, jazz, showtunes, etc.).

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Would you like to play?

The band and brass ensemble are always open to anyone who would like to join. Bring your instrument and a music stand and have fun!

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We rehearse Monday evenings at 6:30 PM in the Iowa State Training Room in Building 154 (Rec Center). Check back for dates on upcoming performances.

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About Us

The band has performed since 1982 at venues within Collins facilities and around the community.

We are sponsored through Collins Aerospace Employee Services, and receive financial support from the company to purchase new music and supplies. Additionally, band members pay $10 dues each year as a way to help offset incidental expenses.

The Collins Aerospace Band consists of a concert band and a brass ensemble. Band members are all volunteers who play for the love of music, camaraderie, and the opportunity to perform within the corporate campus and the surrounding communities.

The concert band has had several directors over the years: Tom Mills, Jim Jezek, Drew Miller, and Jim Jezek (again).

The band is always interested in musicians who are interested in conducting a piece in the band during our rehearsals and performances.

Spring Into Summer Concert


Would you like to play?

The band and brass ensemble provide opportunity for employees, retirees, spouses, and family members to share their musical talents.

We play from September to June, taking a break in July and August.

Both groups rehearse Monday evenings at the Iowa State Training Room (Building 154), which is next to the Collins Aerospace Rec Center.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Brass Ensemble Rehearsal
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Concert Band Rehearsal

Bring your instrument and a music stand and have fun! For more information about playing in the Collins Aerospace Band and/or Brass Ensemble, e-mail Jim Jezek.

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Concert Band

Upcoming Concerts:

Building 106 Concert
Thursday, May 5, 2020, Time: 11:30 AM
106NS Conference Room

Iowa Veterans Home Concert
Saturday, May 30, 2020, Time: 2:00 PM
1301 Summit St, Marshalltown, Iowa

Spring Into Summer Concert with the Collins Chorus
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Time: 12:00 PM (tentative date)
On the Grassy Area South of Building 105 Between the Parking Lots
400 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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