The history of the community band in Muncie goes back to the 1870’s with the Lockwood Band. The present band, formed in 1985, is the latest in a rich legacy of providing this musical public service.

    Concert Band:
    This is a traditional concert band of 50-60 musicians. Complete with all the bells and whistles, we use percussion, woodwind, and brass players on instruments such as drums, flutes, and horns.

    Ceremonial Band:
    This is a band of 25-30 musicians that performs for smaller civic functions such as the Memorial Day Service. All sections of the band are represented in this group, but in smaller numbers.

    Jazz Band: 
    Directed by Dr. Phillip Cooley, this is a group that plays popular big band tunes for special occasions.We have saxes, trumpets, trombones, and percussion to liven up your evening and get the joint jumpin’.

    Chamber Ensembles:
    These groups are heard throughout the year and consist of 4-10 players. For example, we have both a flute choir and a trombone choir who play special arrangements of classical and popular tunes.


    Mission & Vision

    • To promote the enjoyment of Concert and Jazz Band music throughout Muncie and Delaware county.
    • To provide opportunities for local music professionals, educators, and amateurs to perform for their own enjoyment and for the pleasure and cultural enrichment of the citizens in the community.
    • To present concert and performances to enhance the cultural spirit and prestige of our community.


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