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Past Concerts

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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.

  •  Wednesday, July 29 at 8 PM - The Retired Rum-Runners Traditional Jazz Band

Highland Park - Energetic New-Orleans Style Music

· Friday, July 31 at 3 PM - The KPB "Directors" Brass Quintet

Downtown - Strawberry Festival

· Friday, August 7 at 5:30 PM - The KPB "Directors" Brass Quintet

Courthouse Lawn - First Friday

· Wednesday, August 19 at 8 PM - The KPB “

Street Fair” Band

Highland Park - 16-piece band—circus music, pop tunes, marches and classics

· Wednesday, August 26 at 8 PM - Park Band Potpourri 

 Highland Park - featuring KPB musicians in assorted small groups
Kokomo Park Brass, KPB Clarinet Trio, KPB Percussion Ensemble, Directors Brass Quintet

· Saturday, September 5 at 7PM (please note time) 

                                Highland Park - Big Band, Broadway & Barbershop

· Saturday, September 26:  10am to 3pm  -  16-piece "Street Fair Band"

 Curbside Concerts - Kokomo Farmers Market, Civic Center Tower, Terrace Tower


In accordance with state Covid-19 guidelines, an event plan was submitted to and approved by the Howard County Board of Health.    This included encouraging face coverings and maintaining appropriate social distancing.  Benches were spaced 6 feet apart and lawn chairs were allowed outside the “benched” area with signage regarding distancing.  Hand sanitizer and masks were made available.


2020 Winter Concert Leaping thru February Havens Auditorium, IU-Kokomo; Sunday, February 16, 2PM
Randy Greenwell, Guest Conductor;  IU-K Cougar Choir;  College Student Solo Winner Zachary Brown-"Golden Age of Xylophone; John Huntoon - Trombone Soloist; Cherresa Lawson - Vocalist

2019 Summer Concert Series
  • June 12  “Smile, its Summer”- Spotlight on Youth - Sponsored by Caron & Jones Dental Care.  Multicultural Youth Rhythm Ensemble, Student Solo Winner
  • June 19 “Side By Side” Concert - Guest Conductor Matt Conaway with outstanding high school musicians performing alongside the seasoned professionals of the KPB. Featuring Todd McReady on Euphonium.
  • June 26 “Circus Days” - Music for the big top and carnivals with special guests from the Peru Circus. Featuring tuba soloist William Schmidt.
  • July 3  "From Sea to Shining Sea"  Sponsored by Bayliff, Harrigan, Cord, Maugans   The KPB celebrates the “4th of July” featuring the the Albert E. Shockey Marine Corps League Color Guard, vocalist Cody Kopka and the Kokomo Park Singers & the "Howard County Band Directors" Trumpet Trio.  The program will recognize our military veterans and provide a musical tribute to our nation and its people. (Rain location-Havens Auditorium IU-K)
  • July 10 “Big Band Night” - Sponsored by Stout Funeral Home and Crematory with Guest Conductor “Mo” Trout featuring the KPB Swing Orchestra, a hybrid group of the region’s finest jazz musicians with vocalists Cherresa Lawson & Gary Wallyn.
  • July 17 “Brass Band Night”- includes music from the Civil War, Salvation Army Brass Bands and British Brass Bands and modern selections.   AT 7:00 - INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO FOR KIDS AND SPECIAL GUESTS - THE KOKOMO HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING WILDCATS
  • July 24 “The Great American Songbook” - Sponsored by McGavic’s Outdoor Power   Music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and others. Featuring the Retired Rum Runners Dixieland Jazz Band, the Kokomo Men of Note, vocal soloists and Saxophonist Neil Broeker.
  • July 31 - Grand Finale: “South of the Border” - featuring trumpeter Bruce Knepper and music from Mexico, South America and the Caribbean.


2017 Summer Season 

February 21, 2016 - Winter Concert: February Celebrations"A Tribute to U.S. Presidents &  Black History" featuring Dr. Robert Lee (narrator), "Sachmo" trumpeter Bruce Knepper, Rachel Jordan, clarinetist and winner of the 2016 KPB College Solo Competition.

2016 Summer Concert Series
  • JUNE 8, 2016  - Season Opener: “Spring into Summer” Celebrating area activities for the summer season and features the Kokomo Jackrabbits mascot, a trumpet trio featuring 3 Howard County Band Directors, vocalist Sally Duke and the Retired Rum-Runners Dixieland Band
  • JUNE 15, 2016 - “The British Invasion”  An evening of music from the British Isles ranging from Vaughn Williams to the Beatles. Featuring Todd McCready, Euphonium Soloist.
  • JUNE 22, 2016 - “Spotlight on Youth”   Showcasing the Multi-Cultural Youth Rhythm Workshop Ensemble directed by Art Reiner (beginning at 7:15) and Noah Connolly, the KPB High School Student Soloist Competition Winner. on English Horn
  • JUNE 29, 2016 - From Sea to Shining Sea    Celebrating the “4th of July” with this patriotic program featuring the Albert E. Shockey Marine Corps League Color Guard and the Kokomo Park Singers. The program recognized our military veterans, and provides a musical tribute to our nation and its people. 
  • JULY 6, 2016 - Big Band Night   Anderson University's Director of Jazz Ensembles John Huntoon leading the KPB Swing Orchestra, a hybrid group of the region’s finest jazz musicians with vocalists Gary Wallyn, Cheressa Lawson and special guest vocalist Erin Benedict.
  • JULY 13, 2016 - Side By Side   Outstanding high school musicians performing alongside seasoned professionals in a program led by celebrated guest conductor Brayer Teague. Featuring Sergeant Kyle Kemps, USMC, Clarinet Soloist.
  • JULY 20, 2016 - “Now ! That’s Entertainment"   From the Broadway stage to Dixieland Jazz, this concert taps into the music that has pleased audiences for generations.   Featuring flutist Trudy Whitford.  THIS CONCERT IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF KPB PERCUSSIONIST KARL GILBERT       Beginning at 7PM, children may explore various instruments at the “Instrument Petting Zoo.”
  • JULY 27, 2016 - “Indiana Bicentennial Celebration”     This season grand finale extravaganza features the Kokomo Men of Note Barbershop Chorus, vocalist Gary Wallynthe Retired Rum Runners Dixie Band and Purdue’s Golden Girl.

 February. 22, 2015 - Winter Concert - "Songs in the Key of Blue"

Jay Gephart, Conductor and Artistic Director
Clara Loisch, flute (College Solo Competition Winner)
Sally Duke, vocalist
Barbara Hobbs, Piano on "Rhapsody in Blue"
2PM, Kokomo High School Auditorium

2015 Summer Concert Series
February. 16, 2014 - Winter Concert - Winter Games
William Browne, Conductor
Cecily Terhune, Alto Saxophone (College Solo Competition Winner)

2014 Summer Concert Series