Strike Up the Bands! Joint Concert with Plano Community Band

Plano and McKinney Bands PosterDo we have a treat for you, our fans? And it’s one we know you’re going to love.
For the first time ever, the McKinney Community Band and the Plano Community Band will join forces for a concert featuring classic selections for wind band. MCB members are excitedly preparing our portion of the concert, as are the PCB members. We know you are going to really enjoy an evening of wonderful music by these two dedicated groups of musicians! As always, admission is FREE. but reservations are recommended by securing free tickets on the Plano Community Band website. (This link will take you to the PCB website.)

Please note that this event is a little different from our regularly-scheduled concerts – it’s on a Monday evening and it is in Richardson, not in downtown McKinney. 

Parking & Getting There
For information about parking at the Eisemann Center as well as directions, please click HERE to be taken to the Eisemann’s website. Please note that parking is $5 cash per car; valet parking will not be available as this is not an event ticketed by the venue. Taking the DART rail from Plano is also an option for getting to the Eisemann.

Vivid Expressions – Spring MPAC Series Concert

Vivid Expressions Concert Poster March 25 2018
Vivid Expressions March 2018 Concert Poster

The McKinney Community Band performs contemporary wind band classics packed with energy and emotion. As always, our concerts are free to attend. Please watch for details coming soon about ticketing that is suggested to ensure a proper headcount for seating. We’ll see you on Sunday, March 25, at 4 p.m. And why not make a day of it by enjoying lunch on the downtown square before the concert, or a nice dinner following it.

Red White & Basie – Veterans Day Tribute Free Concert

Poster for red White and Basie free concertThe McKinney Dance Band’s 3rd annual Veterans Day Tribute concert will feature swing music and jazz while honoring our veterans in this FREE concert … and paying tribute to the music of the great Count Basie, too. This concert will feature our full dance band as well as vocalists performing toe-tapping big band, patriotic and Count Basie favorites.

MCB “FUN”draiser at PWAT

Join us for our “FUN”draiser!
Release your inner artist at Painting with a Twist in McKinney. Priority registration when you use the code word BAND. Opens to public on July 16, so register online HERE.

Cost is $35 of which half goes directly to the band for music and operational costs. And you get to take home the painting (shown here) that you painted yourself!

Pecan Grove Memorial Day Ceremony

MCB starts the morning’s ceremony with music beginning at 9:30 a.m. The community ceremony begins at 10 a.m. during which we’ll provide the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Join us in honoring our lost soldiers and our veterans.

Jammin’ in June – Concert in the Park

We’re honored to be closing out the City of McKinney’s annual Jammin’ in June Concert in the Park series. Bring a lawn chair, blankets and a picnic basket to enjoy the summer evening and some patriotic music.

Holiday Spirit – A Free Family Festive Concert

McKinney Community Band Holiday Concert PosterThe McKinney Community Band rings in the holiday season with the sounds of sleigh rides, bells and all things festive. Bring the whole family for an afternoon filled with holiday favorites that will put you in the mood for welcoming this special time of year. And the kids will love our visitor from the North who’ll be stopping by!

This program is free and perfect for all ages, as are all concerts by the MCB and its satellite groups. This event is funded in part by the McKinney Arts Commission which enables the band to continue providing the community with free concerts of great music!

Enjoy a meal on McKinney’s beautiful downtown square prior to or after our always-FREE concert. It makes for a special day out with family and friends. The beautiful downtown square is in its festive finery and will definitely put you in the holiday spirit!

Chills & Thrills Free Fall Concert

Calling all fans of thrilling (and slightly chilling) family films featuring superheroes, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Disney and more for a concert especially for the little ones and those of us who are young at heart! The musical afternoon will feature an instrument “petting zoo” so the kids can get a close-up look at some of the band instruments … plus a surprise or two. As always, the McKinney Community Band’s concerts are free and open to the public with no ticket required. Join the MCB on Sunday, Oct 1 at 4 p.m. at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee in historic downtown McKinney.