Engaging the Community in Music for over 120 Years

Join Us on Wednesday Evenings at 7:30

 in Highland Park, June 5-July 24

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

KOKOMO PARK BAND 2024 SUMMER CONCERTS 

7:30 on Wednesday Evenings 

at Highland Park

Rain Location: Kokomo HS Auditorium unless otherwise indicated

June 5, 2024 - “June, Gateway to Summer”

Sponsored by Caron & Jones Dental Care 


June 12, 2024 - Side by Side Concert  (click for program)

"Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue"

with selected area high school musicians

Sally Duke, vocalist; Glenn Welch, euphonium 

Sponsored by Community First Bank of Indiana

(Rain location: Northwestern Auditorium)


June 19, 2024 - Spotlight on Youth 

Sponsored by Cone Palace

June 26, 2024 - “Big Band Night"

Basie Straight Ahead!

Sponsored by Primrose Retirement Community


July 3, 2024 - Patriotic Celebration

 “Liberty!”

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



July 10, 2024 - “Music of Magic and Mystery”


Sponsored by cfc Advisers, Inc.



July 17, 2024 - “Make Em Laugh”

featuring the Kokomo Men of Note

Sponsored by McGavic Outdoor Power Equipment



July 24, 2024  - “Music of the Knight”

featuring music of the Beatles, Queen, Tom Jones, Julie Andrew, John Williams, Elton John and Andrew Lloyd Webber.   

Sponsored by Stout Funeral Home and Crematory



Sept.  1, 2024 - “Made in America”

Sunday evening at 7 PM

(Rain location: Northwestern Auditorium)


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

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 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.