The Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Band is a complete band program emphasizing the musical development of each individual student to becoming an independent musician and life-long supporter of the Arts. The Dunbar Band consists of 150 students who participate in 3 concert bands, marching band, jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, pep band, and fall and winter color guard ensembles.
Many of the Dunbar Band students participate in private instruction from outstanding faculty of the Central Kentucky Universities. Students have multiple opportunities for participation in other individual and ensemble performances including the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, the Central Kentucky Jazz Orchestra, KMEA District Honor Bands, KMEA Solo and Ensemble, KMEA All State Band and a variety of other university sponsored clinic experiences.
A two time winner of the esteemed Sudler Shield, the 150 member Dunbar Marching Band has been a KMEA State Finalist or Champion since 1991, as well as a Bands of America Regional Champion on numerous occasions. The Dunbar Marching Band has also appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2007 and 2014.
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The PLD band is blessed to have the support of many local area businesses. Business, industry and our community depend on the core values of hard work, dedication, discipline, sacrifice, responsibility, teamwork, commitment, and excellence. Members of the PLD Band strive to exemplify these important qualities every day, both on and off the marching field. These business and industries listed on this webpage have joined PLD Band Parents Association in supporting and encouraging our children, both as students of music today and the leaders for tomorrow. We wholeheartedly recommend and endorse each of these business to all PLD Band Parents, Band Alumni, and Friends of the band. Please support these businesses. You will be glad you did.
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