The Parkville Symphonic Band is a wind ensemble dedicated to providing amateur and professional musicians with an avenue for learning and performing fine music literature written or arranged for symphonic band. Founded in 1995 by musical director Stephen Berg, the band includes members from throughout the Northland, with members having a wide variety of both ages and backgrounds.
Anyone who enjoys making music and who plays a band instrument is welcome to join (see the link on the right). We perform music ranging from show tunes and big band jazz to marches and major symphonic pieces. We work hard, but the mood is always light and friendly.
The band, now it it's 19th season, performs four to six concerts each year, with two or more serving as fund raising events for various Northland charities. Park University provides our home base, with rehearsals and most concerts being held in the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel. All Parkville Symphonic Band concerts are free and open to the public.
Our next concert will be at 3:00 p.m. at the Park University Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the beautiful Park University campus in Parkville, Missouri.
Repertoire for our Spring Concert
Concert selections will feature medleys of music from The Sound of Music, music from the original Star Wars movie, as well as American traditional and patriotic music. Also featured will be the mysterious and exciting band classic, Invocation and Dance, and a dramatic musical reading of The Hare Who Lost His Spectacles.
Beneficiary for our Spring Concert
All Parkville Symphonic Band concerts are free and open to the public. For our April 6, 2014 concert, freewill donations will be accepted to benefit Family Promise of the Northland, a local organization devoted to providing temporary shelter, food and support to homeless families until they can again have their own home and find employment.