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The Overland Park Civic Band

Celebrating it's 79th Consecutive Year


The band was organized in 1938 as the Northeast Johnson County Community Band with Mr. John Francis as the first conductor. James P. Kelly followed Mr. Francis as conductor from 1953 – 1965. He was succeeded by Dr. David Circle from 1965 – 1968, and George Alter was director from 1968 – 1971. Frank Fendorf served as OPCB conductor from 1971 – 2009. After 26 years as assistant conductor, Cletson Cox assumed the position of conductor in 2010.

Approximately sixty adult amateur and professional musicians – from the entire metropolitan Kansas City area – make up the band roster. The band rehearses once a week for 40 weeks each year at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center. The Kansas Bandmasters Association has honored the band by having it present concerts at the KBA annual convention in the past years. The band presented the opening concert for the Missouri Bandmasters Association in 1995, and has been invited by the City of Wichita to appear at its Riverfest Festival. The group has also performed on the Joplin, Missouri ProMusica Concert Series for five seasons.

The Overland Park Civic Band would like to thank the City of Overland Park for its continued sponsorship. Come listen to some crowd-pleasing music. All concerts are free to the public.



2016 Holiday Concert Coming Up December 15th

Bell Cultural Events Center
MidAmerica Nazarene University
2030 College Way, Olathe, KS 66062
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Free Admission




2016 Concert Season

• April 14
Spring Concert
Bell Cultural Events Center, MidAmerica Nazarene University
7:30 p.m.

• June 5
Summer Concert in the Park (#1)
Santa Fe Commons Park, Overland Park
7:00 p.m.

• June 12
Summer Concert in the Park (#2)
Santa Fe Commons Park, Overland Park
7:00 p.m.

• June 19
Summer Concert in the Park (#3)
Santa Fe Commons Park, Overland Park
7:00 p.m.

• June 26
Summer Concert in the Park (#4)
Santa Fe Commons Park, Overland Park
7:00 p.m.

• July 3
Summer Concert in the Park (#5)
Santa Fe Commons Park, Overland Park
7:00 p.m.

• September 24
Overland Park Fall Festival
Santa Fe Commons Park
9:00 A.m.

• December 15
Christmas Concert 
Bell Cultural Events Center, MidAmerica Nazarene University
7:30 p.m.

The concert season dates for the year are typically posted in early February. Traditionally, the season consists of a Spring concert, a series of outdoor concerts in the Santa Fe Commons Park June through early July, an appearance at the Overland Park Fall Festival in September, and a Christmas concert mid-December.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

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