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Enjoy Free Music and Movies with Helotes Area Community Band

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Helotes has a unique, entertaining resource available to all free of charge! Hosting concerts, movie nights, and regular events since 2008, the Helotes Area Community Band is comprised of highly talented, well-rehearsed members. Their numbers have grown from the original seven to over 60. Their musical range includes children’s songs and complex classical arrangements, and through partnership with the City of Helotes, many great free, family-friendly community events are scheduled throughout the year. Mark your calendars!

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Treat yourself and your family to Movie Night @ the Park, located at 12951 Bandera Road in Helotes. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., a concert is played by the Helotes Area Community Band and then the movie is shown (see schedule below). Free hot dogs are served, activities for kids are available, and bringing your own food and drinks is welcomed. Be sure to bring your own chairs and blankets, then get comfy while enjoying time together. Upcoming movies include Cars 3 (May 18), Despicable Me 3 (June 15), Peter Rabbit (July 20), Nut Job 2 (August 17), and Coco (September 21).

Thematic concerts are another specialty of the Helotes Area Community Band. Enjoy patriotic music on July 3 for the Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks, and on November 11 for the Veterans Day Concert, both located at 12951 Bandera Road, Helotes. See the website or Facebook page for times, and to plan for all the great Christmas events!

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An idea to have a community band in Helotes was conceptualized by Mayor Thomas A. Schoolcraft. The dream became a reality when Charles L. Kuentz, Jr., a retired Northside Independent School District band director, was named the first director. In 2014, Mr. Kuentz’s son, Chuck, also a retired NISD band director, filled the rank of Director. The Helotes Area Community Band is an all-volunteer organization, sponsored and funded by the City of Helotes. Support this delightful local asset with your presence at their next event!