Welcome

band_photo on stage 2014A warm welcome to the website for the McKinney Community Band!

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 from our band president, Marsha Hope, with details about visiting a rehearsal.

We also have two “satellite” groups: a flute choir and a full 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 and the McKinney ISD.  We are especially indebted to Scott Johnson Middle School, our home for our weekly Thursday evening rehearsals. It’s  a short trip from anywhere in Collin County  (notwithstanding the US-75 construction). You don’t even have to be a McKinney resident; some of our members drive a long way to participate because it’s a ball!

Yours in music, Bill Sleeper, Director Emeritus

 It’s the most fun you can have for a dollar-a-week dues!