Wylie Community Band, a picture of the early days rehearsing in the Wylie High School Band hall


The WCB was launched in May of 2016 by Mike Lipe and Ross Grant. The group appreciates great relationships with Wylie ISD and with the City of Wylie. In 2017 the WCB was proclaimed “The Official Community Band of Wylie, TX” by Mayor Eric Hogue.

The WCB also includes a Jazz Big Band and a small Jazz Combo. Both of these ensembles, along with the concert band, perform at various senior centers and civic events throughout the area.

​In 2017 the WCB began an annual collaboration with Wylie ISD Fine Arts – “Wylie in the Meyerson Day.”

Wylie in The Meyerson Day, 2023
Wylie in The Meyerson Day, 2023

On a Saturday in March, WISD bands, choirs and orchestras present concerts in the world-renowned Morton Meyerson Symphony Center. The WCB also joins with the WISD Citywide 5th Grade Select Chorus to present a special concert. The event includes over 3000 participants and audience members.

During its eight years of existence, the WCB has performed more than 40 concerts and more than 300 different compositions.