Engaging the Community in Music for over 120 Years
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
2023 Summer Concert Series
Jay Gephart, Conductor & Artistic Director
Join us Wednesdays at Highland Park - 7:30pm
June 7 "Summer Breezes"
Sponsored by Caron & Jones Dental Care
June 14 "You're a Grand Old Flag"
Sponsored by Community First Bank of Indiana
June 21 "Spotlight on Youth"
Guest Conductor - Dan Tembras, Purdue FW
June 28 "Jazz in the Park"
Big Band Night - Guest Conductor Mo Trout, Purdue University
Sponsored by Primrose Retirement Community of Kokomo
July 5 "Let Freedom Ring"
Sponsored by Bayliff, Harrigan, Cord, Maugans & Cox
July 12 "Reaching for the Stars"
featuring the Kokomo Marching Wildkats
Instrument "Petting Zoo" for kids beginning at 6:30
Sponsored by CFC Advisors
July 19 "Wednesday in the Park with Jay"
featuring the Kokomo Men of Note
Sponsored by McGavic Outdoor Power
July 26 "Bird Watching"
Sunday, September 3 at 7PM
Sponsored by Encompass Credit Union
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING
Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 3:00 PM at Havens Auditorium, IU-Kokomo
"Romeo and Juliet" by Tchaikovsky/ arr Hindsley
"La Cumparsita Tango" by Gerardo Matos Rodriguez/arr. Ethegoncelay
"Cinema Paradiso" by Morricone/ arr Longfield
featuring Josh Facello, violinist (Concertmaster, Purdue Philharmonic)
"The White Rose" by John Philip Sousa/ arr Brion
"The Sound of Music" by Rogers & Hammerstein /arr Buckley
"O Mio Babbino Caro" by Puccini/arr Takahaski
"Clarinet Candy" by Leroy Anderson
"My Funny Valentine" by Rodgers & Hart /arr Wasson
"But Not for Me" by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin/ arr Barker
"Salute to Old Blue Eyes" arr John Moss
"My Heart Will Go On" by James Horner & Will Jennings /arr Saucedo
Cheressa Lawson, vocal
"Andrew Lloyd Webber-A Concert Celebration" by Mark Brymer /arr Custer
IUK Cougar Choir
"The Promise of Living" by Aaron Copland /arr Duffy
IUK Cougar Choir
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.
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 email@example.com
The Kokomo Park Band is dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the entire 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.