Park Band entertains weekly

Kokomo Park Band has been bringing music to the community for more than a century.

The band is comprised of more than 130 musicians within a 90-mile radius of Kokomo and around 48 musicians take the stage each week for the summer series.

The Kokomo Park Band will perform starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings during the summer months in Highland Park from June 9 through July 28, 2021.

There’s no admission cost, nor is there a cost for the popcorn served each week.

Those attending the shows are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs due to limited seating. In the event of rain, concerts may be moved indoors.

2021 Schedule:

Wednesday, June 9 “Summer Sunshine”
Gazebo Band, Retired Rum-Runners Jazz Band, High School Solo Competition Winners-clarinetists Pooja Krishnan & Andrey Wang
sponsored by Caron and Jones Dental Care

Wednesday, June 16 “Brass is Back”
Traditional Brass Band with percussion,
Soloists Glenn Welch (euphonium) & Keith Whitford (trumpet)
sponsored by Cone Palace

Wednesday, June 23 “Big Band Night”
The KPB Swing Orchestra w/ central indiana’s top jazz musicians
Lissa May – Guest Conductor; vocalists Cherresa Lawson and Gary Wallyn
sponsored by Primrose Retirement Community

Wednesday, June 30 “America, the Spirit Lives On”
An evening of Patriotic Favorites
Vocalists Cody Kopka and Cherresa Lawson
sponsored by Bayliff, Harrigan, Cord, Maugans, & Cox P.C.

Wednesday, July 7 “Side by Side: Music by the Numbers”
Top area high school musicians join the seasoned KPB players
Also featuring the Youth Multicultural Rhythm Workshop players (pre-show at 6:45)
sponsored by Creative Financial Designs, Inc

Wednesday, July 14 “Within Driving Distance”
Vocalist Sally Duke, Bassoon Duo: Jennifer Kirkman/Candi Granlund
sponsored by Community First Bank of Indiana

Wednesday, July 21 “Larry Kirkman: Musician, Teacher & Friend”
A tribute concert featuring past students of a KPB legend
sponsored by Stout Funeral Home

Wednesday, July 28 “Let’s Swing: Big Bands & Broadway”
featuring the Kokomo Men of Note Barbershop Chorus & Collegiate Solo Competition Winner Rachel Corwin, clarinet
sponsored by McGavic Outdoor Power Equipment

Also, don’t miss:

Sunday, September 5 at 7 pm “The Music of John Williams”
Star Wars, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Olympic Fanfare and more from Hollywood’s most celebrated composer
sponsored by Encompass Credit Union

For more information, visit www.kokomoparkband.org 

All events are subject to change.

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