El Dorado Municipal Band
All concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays in June and July at Forest Park at 9th and Taylor, unless otherwise specified. The rainout plan is in the Butler Community College Auditorium. If there is inclement weather, this information will be posted on our Facebook page, so like us to stay up to date.
Wind, Brass and Percussion players are invited to join the El Dorado Municipal Band for its summer concert season!!
The band is open to community members and school-age band students (upon completion of their eighth grade year). Students younger than this must audition for the directors.
The first rehearsal of the year is held at the end of May. They rehearse every Tuesday night through-out the season at the Butler Community College Band Room (Fine Arts Building 700, 901 S Haverhill Road) . Rehearsals start at 7:30 p.m., Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday (unless otherwise noted).
Remember, we want you to grab your horn or your sticks and sit in with us. We would love to have you!
As always, feel free to e-mail the band at any time. Email is monitored by one of the members.
Presenting concerts since 1923!
The band began in 1923 through a charter ordinance from the City of El Dorado, Kansas as a boys band. It is one of the oldest municipal bands in Kansas. When the band began, it played at Gordy Park in a round bandstand. The band’s current home is the band shell at the corner of Ninth and Taylor. The band shell was constructed in 1939 through the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
Now days, the band is open to any band member in High School and the community. Traditionally, the band performs eight concerts on its home stage, plus two concerts at other venues. Over the years, the band has performed at Gordy Park (the band's original home), the downtown sidewalk sale, McDonald Baseball Stadium, El Dorado Lake, Towanda's Friends of the Library (Ice Cream Social), Relay for Life (El Dorado), Butler County Fair, and other communities in Butler County.
The band is governed by an elected board of officers.