The Southwest Portland Community Band

Launched in Fall of 2015, the Southwest Portland Community Band seeks to provide a fun and enriching musical experience for students and adults in Southwest Portland.

Southwest Portland Community Band on Stage, Dec 11, 2022!

The band rehearses at Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School every other Wednesday from September through May.

Interested in Joining? See their web page! [LINK]

The band is raising funds for new equipment at Ida B Well -- instruments, music stands that actually stand up, and so on.

Spring 2023 Concert!

The Spring Concert will be Sunday evening, May 7th at the Multnomah Arts Center [LINK].

Hobbits, Cowboys, Barbarians, and More! This Spring the Southwest Portland Community Band celebrates the music of the movies — and the joy of popcorn, courtesy of Rad Pop PDX.

Featuring music from Lord of the Rings, Conan the Barbarian, Spider-Man, Lawrence of Arabia, West Side Story, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Rad Pop PDX will be setting up shop in the Multnomah Art Center courtyard, popping fresh, small batch, non-GMO, kettle-popped corn.

As always, there’ll be brews! Plus pizza by the slice! Cash and Venmo accepted. Proceeds support the Ida B. Wells High School Band Program.

Fall 2022 Concert!

The Fall Concert was on Sunday, December 11th [LINK].

Doors opened at 6:15pm. Pizza/Salad/Cookie and beverages were available for purchase. Brews by Hammer & Stitch Brewery.

They played a mix of holiday and traditional concert band works, including a brand new piece, Kyiv 2022 by Brian Balmages.

The West Hills Saxophone Quartet serenaded diners before the band performance.

Swinging Santas

This was a fun evening!


Editor's Note

Consider donating to the Band to support this kind of community activity.

The author stumbled upon the community band on line, or... who knows?

Photos by J Miller. Edited by J Miller.

See also the Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra [PYJO].

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