A warm welcome to the website for the McKinney Community Band! Our band formed in 2006, and we are quickly growing into maturity. We have a rich sound enjoyed by our audiences and our players. Our repertoire is growing in number and complexity, and it’s just plain rewarding. Here is what makes us unique. We are committed to having fun through musical growth and achievement as well as camaraderie and friendships. In short, we play music and enjoy one another’s company. A lot.
If you feel ready to give us a try, send us an indication of your interest through this website. Either a section leader or I will reply. Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately, depending on where you sit), we have openings in several sections including a great need in the low brass and percussion sections.
As they say in the TV ads, “Wait, there’s more.” We 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. These groups have been particularly popular and serve our members by adding a musical outlet and increasing their musicality through the particular challenges of the smaller ensembles.
We are so blessed by support from the McKinney Arts Commission and the McKinney ISD. We are especially indebted to Scott Johnson Middle School, as we have probably the best rehearsal hall any community band could wish for. It’s a short trip from anywhere in Collin County to our Thursday night rehearsals (notwithstanding the US 75 construction), and when you sit down to play, it’s your night for fun and fellowship—and you don’t have to be a McKinney resident. Some of us drive a long way to participate because it’s a ball!
Yours in music,Bill Sleeper, Director
It’s the most fun you can have for a dollar-a-week dues!