We’ll See You Again Later This Year!

 

TOGETHER AGAIN!
Virtual Concert – Watch now by clicking the image above or the button below.

We hope you’ll join us for our first larger group performance in more than a year! Our virtual concert features all-new recordings of our downsized band, under the direction of our Artistic Director/Conductor Jeremy Kondrat, and some small ensembles.


DANCING INTO SPRING: Our McKinney Flute Choir performed in a live virtual concert featuring dances from around the world in mid-April. Click HERE to watch this performance.

MCB’s Plan of Action for Dealing with COVID: The members of the McKinney Community Band are continuing to monitor the quickly-changing world of COVID best practices with a committee assigned 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.

ABOUT MCB
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.

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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

YouTube LinkThe 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.

Help the Band While You Shop Online: You can help the band by shopping on Amazon… and it won’t cost you a cent.  #StartWithaSmile and Amazon donates to McKinney Community Band.

 

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.