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.

Since launch we’ve grown from a small group of 15-20, to a larger group playing at the Lucky Lab in Multnomah — and then, to our surprise, our audience outgrew the space! We’re now a full 35-40 piece concert band that hosts two community events each year. We’ve even participated in the Oregon Adult Band Festival.

Southwest Portland Community Band is an Oregon 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, tax ID 83-3642942. To contact or join the band, send an email to Kristin at swcommunityband@gmail.com.



  • Kristin Rencher, founder and executive director
  • Nick Caldwell, co-founder and music director
  • Erica Meyers, secretary


  • Suzanne Gibson, Chair
  • Cathy Biber
  • Matt Piwonka
  • Curtis Roth
  • Kathy Sandifer