Greetings, MCB Fans! We’re so thankful for all of you who gave generously to the McKinney Community Band during this year’s North Texas Giving Day fundraising campaign. We could not do what we do without you! MANY THANKS!
MOVIES & MORE Free Virtual Concert:
Enjoy an entertaining family-friendly evening of popular tunes from the silver screen! The McKinney Community Band’s virtual concert features new performances by several small ensembles as well as popular past performances by the full band. Find details and the streaming link at www.McKinneyBand.com. This concert is sponsored in part by grants from the McKinney Community Development Corporation and McKinney Arts Commission. Watch for more surprises, too. We’ll be releasing details soon, but for now, add Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. to your calendar.
MCB’s Plan of Action for Dealing with COVID:
The members of the McKinney Community Band are so very ready to get back together to play as a whole group. That still isn’t possible, we are able to meet in small groups to rehearse as ensembles. A committee of band members has created a COVID safety policy for gatherings of any size moving forward.
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.