Happy 10th Anniversary, MCB!

dec-2016_christmas-poster_banner-part-onlyCountdown to Christmas Free Concert:  Make sure to add our next band concert to your calendar. You sure don’t want to miss our program that’s guaranteed to fill you with holiday spirit! Join us at the McKinney Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Dec.11 at 4 p.m. As always, our concerts are free with no ticket required.

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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.

Jeremy_ Elmer for websiteNew Faces Take the Podium: The McKinney Community Band started our 10th year as an organization 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. We invite you to come along for the ride!  Learn about our conductors HERE.band_photo on stage 2014

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