Land of Liberty: Annual Patriotic Concert

McKinney Band July 1 concert posterThe McKinney Community Band salutes our beloved Land of Liberty at our annual patriotic concert that celebrates all things American – our military, our flag, our founding fathers and our freedom! As always our concerts are free and open to the public. Bring the whole family (our concerts are always-kid friendly!) and enjoy an afternoon on McKinney’s quaint historic downtown square either for lunch before the concert or dinner and dessert after the concert.

FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE/RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED: Due to growing audiences (we LOVE that and thank you!), we’ve been asked by the venue to provide our concert guests with free tickets. We ask that you order one ticket for each person in our party. This will help us better track attendance, which the McKinney Arts Commission appreciates, too, and it allows those with tickets to choose their seats beginning at 3:30 p.m. Those without tickets may enter the theater starting at 3:50 p.m.

Reserve general seating at this LINK.
(You will be taken to a different website, Eventbrite, to complete the transaction.)

If you need assistance or have questions/concerns about accessibility at the concert venue, please email or call the Booking and Patron Services Manager at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, Lara Marsh, at 214-544-4630.

Please enjoy the following YouTube recording of the MCB’s performance Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever at our March concert.

Thrills at the Theater: Free Family Concert

The McKinney Community Band presents a FREE family concert full of thrilling, spooky favorites from movies and stage … music to put you in the Halloween spirit. In fact, costumes are encouraged! The instrument petting zoo was so popular with young guests last year, the band will again provide kids the opportunity to see and hold real band instruments.

The concert is free, but with the venue’s limited seating, concertgoers are encouraged to secure a free ticket through Event Brite. Ticket holders will be seated beginning at 3:30 p.m. and those without a ticket may begin seating around 3:45 p.m. Concert starts at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 14 at the McKinney Performing Arts Center in downtown McKinney.

The concert venue is in the heart of beautiful historic downtown McKinney, providing great opportunities for lunch prior to the concert or dinner after, as well as some pre-concert shopping!
The McKinney Community Band concert is made possible by a grant from the McKinney Arts Commission and other donations made by band supporters.
Click HERE to reserve your free ticket today!

Red, White & BIG BAND! Free Concert

Click the above image for a sneak peek at the great music you can expect at our free Veterans Day Concert

The McKinney Dance Band once again pays tribute to our veterans in a rousing and fun evening of music from days gone by. Bring your dancing shoes in case the spirit . As always we’ll be performing patriotic favorites and some great big band music. We will also feature the vocal group Swazzy Singers again this year.

Our concerts are made possible in part thanks to grant funds from the City of McKinney Arts Commission. We ask that you reserve free tickets in advance for these concerts to help us track headcounts. We look forward to seeing you!

Click HERE to reserve your tickets.


Best of the Big Band Crooners – FREE Concert

Grab your dancing shoes (in case you are inspired to dance) and head to MPAC for a concert of jazz classics by the best crooners of their times – Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Nat King Cole, Julie London, Joe Williams, Peggy Lee and more.

FREE! Complimentary tickets are available online (for audience size tracking purposes) from EventBrite.

Get Reservations Here


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.