Redefining the American Concert Band Experience

The SW Portland Community Band is not your typical concert band. No stuffy concert halls.

Nick Caldwell, Director

Twice each year the band holds pub-style community celebrations of music, food, family, friends, and, true to our Portland roots, good beer — served by the band’s very own brewmaster.

Directed by Nick Caldwell, the band is made up of adults and students, ages 14 and up. Now in its 5th season, the band rehearses at Wilson High School every other Wednesday from September through May. If you are interested in joining, send an email to swcommunityband@gmail.com.

2020 Winter Concert

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Sunday, January 12, 6:30 PM at the Multnomah Arts Center

  • Admission is Free.
  • Food and Beverage Available for Purchase.
  • Proceeds Benefit the Wilson Acoustic Shell Project.
Thank you Von Ebert for the gift of beer!

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Southwest Portland Community Band is an Oregon 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, tax ID 83-3642942.