In person rehearsals have returned.
Please see our COVID-19 page
for more details about the safety of the band
during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Keystone Concert Band is always looking for solid, dependable musicians to become part of our
organization. We are rebuilding after 16 months without in-person rehearsal. We welcome all wind band
musicians, but have greater need for clarinet, bass clarinet, euphonium, tuba, trombone, alto sax,
baritone sax, trumpet, and percussion to fill out our sections. Band members range from teens to folks
in their 80s, with varying levels of experience. If you would be interested in playing, please contact
The Band rehearses each Wednesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Paxtang
, from 7:30 until 9:30PM, and we play
around 8-15 concerts per year. Musical selections vary widely, and include original wind
band compositions, marches, movie music, Broadway, and popular music medleys.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How often do you practice?
We rehearse weekly, from early February through mid-December. We are off the last half of
December and all of January.
- What time is practice and where is the location?
We rehearse Wednesdays from 7:30PM to 9:30PM. Please arrive 15 minutes early to warm up and
setup your stand and instrument. Rehearsal is in the community room (downstairs) of the Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church at 3700 Rutherford Street in the Paxtang area of Harrisburg.
- Where do I park for rehearsal?
You may park behind the church in the parking log off of Montour St. There is also
plenty of on street parking along Montour, Wilhelm and Rutherford Streets.
- What do I need to bring?
Your instrument, a music stand, and any other pieces of equipment that may be required, such as
mutes, reeds, or drumsticks. Chairs and percussion instruments are provided. Members are asked
to keep the area around their chairs clean and wipe up any water from the floor after rehearsal.
- During practice, is there a break?
Yes. We take a 10-minute break at 8:30.
- Where do most of the concerts take place?
Almost all concerts take place in the greater Harrisburg region including Hummelstown, Hershey,
New Cumberland, Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Camp Hill. Check out our calendar and concerts
page to see our current concert locations.
- Does it cost anything to join?
No. We are a non-profit organization and rely fully on donations and fundraisers. We require no
dues or fees. You will be required to buy a KCB polo shirt to play at our concerts at a cost of
$25. We have one or two fundraisers each year. Participation is not required but is strongly
recommended in order to sustain the band.
- Do I have to audition to join?
No, but we request that you contact us via the form below. You are expected to be able to play
at a high school level.
- Is there an age requirement?
With a few exceptions, we ask that our younger members be at least in 9th grade. If you are in
7th or 8th grade and are considering joining, we ask that your band teacher or private
instructor to provide us with a recommendation.