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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.