Our band will resume rehearsals on July 1 when we will begin preparing for our first in-person concert in more than a year. To get us through the summer, we’ve put together a playlist of previously-recorded patriotic pieces that we know our fans love. Click the image above to launch the playlist, then sit back and enjoy some great American music in celebration of our Independence Day!
MCB’s Plan of Action for Dealing with COVID: The members of the McKinney Community Band have taken every precaution to stay safe, appointing a committee of band members to update the band’s safety protocols so that we can continue to make music together in a low-risk environment. We hope to be making music for an audience soon. Keep an eye out here for updates, or click HERE to sign up to receive our e-newsletter to receive news as it is decided and announced.
The McKinney Community Band is a group of volunteer musicians who rehearse weekly and hold several FREE public concerts each year. All our concerts are family-friendly and cover a wide variety of band literature, including both popular and classical music.
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 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. 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.
The McKinney Community Band is funded in part with a grant from the McKinney Arts Commission. MCB thanks them for their continued support of our all-volunteer band.