We sure enjoyed our October 1 afternoon program of selections from some of your favorite family films – Star Wars, Harry Potter, the Avengers, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty & the Beast, and more. Many thanks to all those who attended! We love an appreciative audience who is having fun right along with us … and especially thank you for packing the house.
Sure, it’s not even Halloween yet, but the band is busy working on Christmas music for our annual holiday concert on Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. at MPAC, a program full of sleigh rides, ringing bells, snow and all things sparkly. It’s going to be a swingin’, holly-jolly good time. And who knows? We may even have a special visitor from the North stop by. We’ll see you there!
Our Directors: The McKinney Community Band took some big steps forward in 2016 with the introduction of two new leaders for the band – Artistic Director/Conductor Jeremy Kondrat and Associate Conductor Elmer Schenk. These two incredibly talented musicians and educators are challenging the band members and helping establish an exciting future for our band. Learn about our conductors HERE.
And Now a Word from Our Director Emeritus: Our band is growing in number and our repertoire is growing in complexity … and it’s all just plain rewarding. We are committed to having fun through musical growth and achievement as well as camaraderie and friendships. In short, we play music and enjoy each other’s company. A lot.
If you feel ready to give us a try, send us an indication of your interest through this website. You will then receive an email from a band member with details about visiting a rehearsal.
We also have two “satellite” groups: the McKinney Flute Choir and the McKinney Dance Band. Subs and guests are especially welcome in these groups. Both rehearse every week at 6:30, prior to the 7:30 downbeat for the concert band rehearsal.
We are so blessed by support from the McKinney Arts Commission and the McKinney ISD. We are especially indebted to Scott Johnson Middle School, our home for our weekly Thursday evening rehearsals. It’s a short trip from anywhere in Collin County. You don’t even have to be a McKinney resident; some of our members drive a long way to participate because we have such a good time making music together!
It’s the most fun you can have for a dollar-a-week dues! Yours in music, Bill Sleeper, Director Emeritus
The MCB is Now on YouTube: The McKinney Community Band has an official YouTube Channel. Please visit to listen and don’t forget to hit “Subscribe” so you’ll get notices of anything new posted there.