McKinley Band Boosters

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.” _Ludwig van Beethoven

We are pleased to announce that, for the first time since March 2020, McKinley bands are scheduled to play a concert! After a long two years of pandemic band ranging from virtual music rehearsals to rehearsing safely in person with specialized PPE purchased by McKinley CLA Band Boosters, we have finally been approved to have an in-person concert again! We couldn't be more excited to see our students perform again: Thursday, May 19, 6:30 pm, in the McKinley auditorium.

Congratulations to our McKinley Wind Ensemble members who competed in the Music in the Parks Festival at Eureka High School on May 7th. The Wind Ensemble received “Superior” ratings and finished in first place for High School Class A Concert Bands. Our group also finished with a first place Overall High School Concert Band trophy as well. Way to go Goldbugs!

Congratulations to McKinley CLA Wind Ensemble Students, Caden T and Benjamin E, who recently competed in the State Solo & Ensemble Competition.

Both received Gold Medals! Way to go guys - we are so proud of you!

Upcoming Events

Spring Choir Concert = Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 6:30 pm, McKinley auditorium

Spring Band Concert = Thursday, May 19, 2022 6:30 pm, McKinley auditorium

How do we fundraise during a pandemic?...

Facebook fundraisers

Over the past couple of years, several of our Band Booster parents have raised significant funds for McKinley CLA Bands by holding Facebook Fundraisers on their birthdays. Feel free to ask a board member if you would like more information about how to do this.

We also now have a donate button on our Facebook page! At some point during the school year, you might consider sharing one of our FB posts and inviting your friends to make a donation to our band program.


Click on the Fundraising tab at the top of the page and check out how you can support our band programs by using AmazonSmile or Schnucks EScript.

Also, supporters of McKinley CLA Band Boosters Inc are welcome to donate any amount at any time to help support our wonderful and award winning band program by simply clicking on the PayPal donate button. But please give us your name and email address in the "add a note" section so we send you a receipt!

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McKinley CLA Band Boosters, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) parent run organization.

We promote and support the bands and all instrumental music activities of

McKinley Classical Leadership Academy in Saint Louis, MO.