Activities are made possible in part by The 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 Allen Whitehill Clowes Foundation and the Center Township Trustee




2022 “Summer Concert Season”

Wednesday Evenings at 7:30 PM

Highland Park, Kokomo

Rain Location is Kokomo HS Auditorium


Wednesday, June 8 “120th Anniversary Celebration”

Wendy Grice (vocalist), Retired Rum-Runners Jazz Band

sponsored by Caron and Jones Dental Care

 

Wednesday, June 15—Annual Side by Side Concert

“Around the World in 60 Minutes”

Soloists Glenn Welch (euphonium) & Sally Duke (vocalist)

KPB joined by top area high school musicians

sponsored by Community First Bank of Indiana

 

Wednesday, June 22 “Strike Up the Band"

Spotlight on Youth

Steven W. Pratt, Director of Bands Emeritus, Indiana University-Guest Conductor, 

Youth Multicultural Rhythm Ensemble, Art Reiner, Instructor

sponsored by Cone Palace



Wednesday, June 29 "America, the Beautiful"

An evening of Patriotic Favorites

Vocalists Cody Kopka and Cherresa Lawson

sponsored by Bayliff, Harrigan, Cord, Maugans, & Cox P.C.

 

Wednesday, July 6 "Big Band Night"

The KPB Swing Orchestra w/ central Indiana's top jazz musicians

Mark Buselli (Ball State University) - Guest Conductor; vocalist Cherresa Lawson

Sponsored by Primrose Retirement Community

 

Wednesday, July 13 "Riding the Waves"

Clarinetist A.J. Bowman, Collegiate Solo Competition Winner

Kokomo High School Marching Wildcats

Sponsored by cfc Advisers, Inc.


►Saturday, July 16 7pm - “This is My County”

South Grandstands, Craig Trott, Master of Ceremonies

Howard Co 4-H Fair - Greentown, IN 


Wednesday, July 20  "Dancing Queen" 

Bassoonist Sophi A. Wroblewski, High School Solo Competition Winner

 featuring the Kokomo Men of Note Barbershop Chorus

sponsored by McGavic Outdoor Power Equipment

 

Wednesday, July 27  “Noches Calientes”

Featuring Trumpet Soloist, Bruce Knepper

sponsored by Stouts Funeral Home and Crematory

 

Sunday, September 4 at 7pm "For Kids, Young and Old"

Music from The Incredibles, Captain America, James Bond, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxies and more. 

sponsored by Encompass Credit Union

Rain location to be determined




As a 501-3(c) Non-Profit Corporation, KPB donations qualify as tax deductions.

Click on the picture above to see our KPB 2020 Virtual Sleigh Ride

2020 KPB Bandwagon

In Memoriam: Larry Kirkman

Sept. 28, 1939 ~ March 9, 2021

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

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

KOKOMO PARK BAND

While Covid-19 forced us to suspend concerts in 2020 with our full-sized band, the KPB was able to provide performances utilizing our smaller groups.

PAST CONCERTS:

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

Our musicians are available to perform additional outreach “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 providing 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.


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.