The 2014 season of the Conway Community Band will begin Monday night, April 28, with an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. in the Conway High School West band room. Ricky Brooks, Director of Bands at the University of Central Arkansas, and Tim Cunningham, High School Band Director at Conway West, are the co-directors of the community band.

Rehearsals will be in the Conway Junior High Band Room, and begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 5. Rehearsals will continue each Monday night in May and June. Concerts will be on Friday, May 23, Friday, June 6, and Thursday, July 3, at the Kris Allen Stage in Simon Park in Downtown Conway. All concerts are free and open to the public — bring your lawn chair, blanket, and a picnic.

The purpose and mission of the Conway Community Band is to afford any individual, regardless of age or income, who previously or currently plays a band instrument, an outlet to perform in rehearsal and public performance, to foster community spirit through free public concerts in a family-oriented environment, and to promote the enjoyment of music for the people of Conway and surrounding communities.

The community band is sponsored by Arvest Bank and the Conway Downtown Partnership. The community band also receives support through several local corporate sponsors including the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and the Log Cabin Democrat.