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

Don't forget to keep practicing your instruments.

Congratulations to the talented McKinley Band musicians for their recent performances at the Music in the Parks Festival!!!

Wind Ensemble - 1st in Division & Best Overall High School Concert Band

Intermediate Band - 2nd Place

Jazz Band - 2nd Place

Percussion Ensemble - 1st Place


Save the date for our Spring Concert, featuring performances from ALL McKinley Goldbugs bands!

Wednesday, May 15th: Percussion Ensemble, Jazz/Rock Combo, Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Wind Ensemble

Thursday, May 16th: MAGI 5th Grade Band, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble

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

6/8/24 Annual Band Picnic

Noon-4pm, Tower Grove Park Turkish Pavilion

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!

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.