The Dallas-Ft. Worth area has more community bands per capita than anywhere in the United States. The DWS has invited many of them to perform at our headquarters (the Fair Park Bandshell) as part of our Starlight Band Concert Series.

Here is a listing of the bands in our area. Please support your local band by attending their concerts, or maybe get that dusty old instrument out of your closet and join up!

Arlington Community Band

Arlington Community Band
Director: Rick Baker -
Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm - Barnett Junior High, 2101 E. Sublett, Arlington, 76018 

Carrollton Wind Symphony

Carrollton Wind Symphony
Director: Jim McDaniel
Contact: Terry Brodnax -
Rehearsals: Thursday, 7:30pm - Valley View Christian Church

Denton Community Band

Director: Carol Lynn Mizell -
Rehearsals: Thursday, 7:30-9:30pm - Strickland Middle School

Frisco Community Band

Director: Daryl Trent -
Rehearsals: Tuesday, 7:30-9:30pm - Frisco High School

Greater Fort Worth Community Band

Director: Henry Shraub -
Rehearsals: Monday, 7:30-9:30pm - Texas Wesleyan Univ. Fine Arts Building

Irving Symphonic Band

Director: Jay Bach -
Contact: Lola Brown -
Rehearsals: Thursday, 7:30-9:30pm, Irving Arts Center

Lone Star Wind Orchestra

Contact: Barry Knezek -

Mansfield Wind Symphony

Director: Renee Goodwin
Contact: Dana Rivard -
Rehearsals: Tuesday, 7:30-9:00pm, Linda Jobe MS

McKinney Community Band

McKinney Community BandWebsite:
Director: Bill Sleeper -
Rehearsals: Thursday, 7:15-9:15pm - Scott Johnson Middle School


Mesquite Symphonic Band

Director: Dale Coates -
Rehearsals: Monday, 7:00-9:00pm - Mesquite Arts Center

Metropolitan Winds

Director: Randy Bass -
Contact: Kevin Kasper -
Rehearsals: Thursday, 7:30-9:45pm, MacArthur High School

Mountain View College Community Band

ImageDirector: Randy Garmon -
Rehearsals: Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm, Mountain View College Band Hall

New Horizons Band

Northwest Concert Band


Website: www.northwestconcertband.comDirector: Ross Grant -
Rehearsals: Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm - Brewer High School

Plano Community Band

Director: Tommy Guilbert -
Rehearsals: Monday, 7:15-9:15pm - John Paul II High School

Richardson Community Band

Director: George Jones -
Rehearsals: Wednesday, 8:00-10:00pm - Westwood Junior High

Rockwall Community Band

Director: Michael McGill -
Contact: D.D. McWhorter -
Rehearsals: Monday, 7:00-8:30pm - Rockwall High School

Southlake Community Band

Director: David Stone -
Rehearsals: Monday, 7:00-9:00pm - Dawson Middle School

The Oak Lawn Band

Oak Lawn BandWebsite:
Director: Todd Woods -
Contact: Tim Stallman, President -
Rehearsals: Monday 7:30-9:30pm, Lang Middle School

Town North Concert Band