As a 501-3(c) Non-Profit Corporation, KPB donations qualify as tax deductions.
Activities are made possible in part by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.  The KPB also receives funding from the Community Foundation of Howard County, the Albert Whitehill Clowes Foundation  and the Center Township Trustee

Join Us Beginning June 9 for our 2021 Summer Concert Series Wednesday Evenings 7:30 PM in Highland Park

Wednesday, June 9 "Summer Sunshine"
Gazebo Band, Retired Rum-Runners Jazz Band
High School Solo Competition Winners: clarinetists Pooja Krishnan & Andrey Wang 
sponsored by Caron and Jones Dental Care

Wednesday, June 16 "Brass is Back"
Traditional Brass Band with percussion, Soloist Glenn Welch (euphonium) 
sponsored by Cone Palace

Wednesday, June 23 "Big Band Night"
The KPB Swing Orchestra w/ central indiana's top jazz musicians, Lissa May - Guest Conductor
vocalists Cherresa Lawson and Gary Wallyn
sponsored by Primrose Retirement Community

Wednesday, June 30 "America, the Spirit Lives On"
An evening of Patriotic Favorites
Vocalists Cody Kopka and Cherresa Lawson
sponsored by Bayliff, Harrigan, Cord, Maugans, & Cox P.C.

Wednesday, July 7 "Side by Side: Music by the Numbers"
Top area high school musicians join the seasoned KPB players
sponsored by Creative Financial Designs, Inc

Wednesday, July 14 "Within Driving Distance"
Join us for this musical travelogue featuring vocalist Sally Duke 
and the Bassoon Duo of Jennifer Kirkman & Candi Granlund
sponsored by Community First Bank of Indiana

Wednesday, July 21 "Larry Kirkman: Musician, Teacher & Friend"
A tribute concert featuring past students of a KPB legend 
sponsored by Stout Funeral Home

Wednesday, July 28 "Let's Swing: Big Bands & Broadway"
featuring the Kokomo Men of Note Barbershop Chorus 
& Collegiate Solo Winner Rachel Corwin, clarinet
sponsored by McGavic Outdoor Power Equipment

Sunday, September 5 at 7pm "The Music of John Williams"
Star Wars, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Olympic Fanfare, and more from this most celebrated composer in Hollywood
sponsored by Encompass Credit Union

In Memoriam: Larry Kirkman
September 28, 1939 ~ March 9, 2021

out our newest virtual performance:
Sousa's "Fairest of the Fair" 

A Kokomo Park Band Christmas 
Click on the picture above to see our KPB Virtual Sleigh Ride

We're Looking forward to our 2021 Summer Concert Season
in Highland Park

The Kokomo Park Band is pleased to offer our free concerts thanks to the generosity of our friends 
and supporters in the community.

2020 KPB Bandwagon

Activities are made possible in part by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.  The KPB also receives funding from the Community Foundation of Howard County, the Albert Whitehill Clowes Foundation  and the Center Township Trustee


We’ve missed you!!!! 

 While Covid-19 forced us to suspend concerts with our full-sized band,  the KPB was able to provide performances utilizing our smaller groups.



Call 765-319-8554 or check our Facebook page for updates.

 Our musicians are available to perform additional “Curb-side Concerts” in various locations in the area.

Contact us via email at info@kokomoparkband.org



Mission Statement

The Kokomo Park Band is dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the community by provid
ing performances of broad  appeal and high artistic quality, creating musical opportunities for local youth, engaging the talents of area musicians, and preserving the great heritage of American band  music in North Central Indiana.    

Description: The Kokomo Park Band is comprised of over 130 musicians within a 90 mile radius of Kokomo.   Approximately 48 of these are scheduled to perform each concert. The band currently provides a series of free concerts to the public during the summer months and performs an additional concert in February.  Selections range from symphonic masterpieces to traditional jazz. Our organization serves the citizens of the greater Kokomo area including the surrounding counties. Each of our concerts typically has 1100-1500 people in attendance and attracts a diverse audience of all age levels. Many come to our summer concerts as a regular family activity. We provide youngsters with what is often their first exposure to live “classical” music. There are also a considerable number of senior citizens attending our events, some of whom are bused from retirement facilities. Because there is no admission charge, people are able to attend regardless of their economic situation. 




News Notes

  • Ads, Sponsorships, and Volunteers for upcoming Summer Concert Season Sponsorships & Program Ad Space Available:   If you know of a club, group or business that might sponsor one of our concerts or place an ad in our Summer Season programs, please see Toni at the KPB table or contact us at info@kokomoparkband.org or call 765-319-8554. Volunteers Needed:  As with any successful organization, the KPB depends on volunteers to help with numerous tasks. We need help with such things as assembling concert programs, preparing newsletters, setting up chairs, distributing coloring material for kids, securing program ads, and hanging posters in area businesses. Please let us know if you might be willing to assist in any way. We also keep a list of groups who are interested ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2018, 4:34 PM by Keith Whitford
  • Clara Loisch featured on Winter Concert The KPB 2018 Winter Concert in February was the third appearance of flutist Clara Loisch as a KPB Solo Competition Winner.  She won the High School Division in 2012 and performed as College Division winner in 2015 as a freshman at Taylor University.  This year, she is completing her Bachelor's degree in Instrumental Performance on the flute. Her decision to seek music as a lifelong passion began when she fell in love with the flute at age six.    Clara won the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto/Aria Competition in 2016, the 2017 NFA Frances Blaisdell Scholarship Competition, and the 2017 William Bennett Masterclass Competition.  She is the inaugural recipient of the Straubinger Flute Scholarship, offsetting much of the cost of ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2019, 1:48 PM by Keith Whitford
  • OUR CONDUCTOR Jay S. Gephart was appointed Artistic Director of the Kokomo Park Band in 2015.   He joined the faculty of Purdue University in the fall of 1995 after having completed 12 years as a public school band director.  In 2006, he was appointed the Al G. Wright Chair of University Bands and Orchestras and currently serves as Director of the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band & the Purdue University Wind Ensemble.   Professor  Gephart received a Master of Music Degree in Performance with High Distinction from Indiana University in 1988. He has since served as a guest conductor, clinician, lecturer and adjudicator both nationally and internationally.  Gephart has commissioned numerous works for wind band, including “Anthem” by Steven Bryant which was premiered in ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2018, 4:24 PM by Keith Whitford
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