The Fort Wayne Area Community Band exists to provide opportunities for musicians to perform and improve their skills, to provide entertainment for the citizens of Fort Wayne and surrounding communities and counties, and to promote and encourage artistic musical expression by engaging a variety of musical genres through the idiom of a traditional community band.
40+ Years of Musical Performance
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Empowering Musicians to Keep Playing
"It's like Sunday is for church and Tuesday night is for band. We have grown and progressed from a group of people who just played together to a real musical organization. About 18 months before the band started, I began playing my instrument after an 18-year hiatus. I missed playing, so ... when the Community Band started I was excited. Music is important to me. I love this band!"
Dan Kulpa, french horn
"There aren't many community bands around that can hold a candle to us. I hadn't played my trumpet since graduating from Notre Dame in 1963. ... It's a great source of enjoyment, and I've made a lot of good friends and feel that we provide something valuable to our community."
Vince LaBarbera, trumpet
"For me, it was a chance to play my flute again and to play some challenging music … a good reason to get out of the house one night a week."
Bobbie patterson, flute
"The Community Band and [Purdue Fort Wayne] enjoy a rich collaboration. The school is honored that this excellent ensemble is a Company-in-Residence. It has not only been an organization for adult musicians from the community, but for students who are unable to work the [PFW] Wind Ensemble into their class schedule."
Dr. Ben Christie, former dean of purdue fort wayne School of Visual and Performing Arts
We Value the Support of Our Community
Whether you're a regular audience member, a sponsoring organization, or a participating member of the band, we greatly appreciate all of the love and support that Fort Wayne and the surrounding communities have shown to the Fort Wayne Area Community Band.
Your ongoing support helps us continue in our mission to bring instruments out of the closet and onto the stage, now and for generations to come!