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 MBBC symphonic band director Dr. Rick D. Townsend. We would love to hear from you.
Fall 2013 Itinerary
|Nov 17||Calvary Baptist Church||Midland||MI||9:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m.||989-832-2991|
|Nov 17||Community Baptist Church||Saginaw||MI||6:00 p.m.||989-781-2340|
|Nov 18||Community Baptist Christian School||Saginaw||MI||8:50 a.m.||989-781-2340|
|Nov 18||Mio Baptist Church||Mio||MI||7:00 p.m.||989-826-3944|
|Nov 19||Calvary Baptist Academy||Midland||MI||1:00 p.m.||989-832-3341|
|Nov 19||First Baptist Church of Troy||Troy||MI||7:00 p.m.||248-689-4821
|Nov 20||Bethany Christian School ||Troy||MI||8:45 a.m.||248-689-4821
|Nov 20||Wixom Christian School||Wixom||MI||1:30 p.m.||248-624-3823
|Nov 20||First Baptist Church||Wixom||MI||7:00 p.m.||248-624-3823|
|Nov 21||Lake Orion Baptist School||Lake Orion||MI||10:00 a.m.||248-693-6203
|Nov 21||Genessee Christian School||Burton||MI||2:15 p.m.||810-743-3108
|Nov 21||Community Baptist Church||Davison||MI||7:00 p.m.||810-653-8797