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, the band has grown from a small group of 15-20 playing at a local pub to a full-sized concert band of that hosts two community events each year at the Multnomah Arts Center.

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 swcommunityband@gmail.com.



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


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