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
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.
Currently, however, our flute, clarinet, and trumpet sections are on a “guest/sub/waiting list basis.
If you play one of those instruments, by all means, come and get acquainted. Sit in, meet the folks,
and get your name on the list. People are so busy; I have yet to find a band where all members can make
all rehearsals and all performances.
If you play
another wind instrument or percussion—we have openings right now and would appreciate making your acquaintance.
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 7:15 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.
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
Yours in music,
Bill Sleeper, Director