The Helotes Area Community Band, under the direction of Chuck Kuentz, was organized in 2009 with seven members and has grown to over 75 members. Charles L. Kuentz, Jr., namesake of Kuentz Elementary School, serves as the Band's Director Emeritus. The Band plays all kinds of music, depending on the venue, from children's songs to complex classical arrangements. The Band is comprised of musicians of all ages and abilities, ranging from high school students to retired professionals. We welcome new members from Helotes and surrounding towns who would like to enjoy playing great music with others and are not afraid of a little hard work and dedication.
We play at least two major concerts each year, as well as Movie Nights at the Park in the summer and various special events throughout the year. Feel free to visit and observe one of our rehearsals at the First Baptist Church of Helotes, 14889 Old Bandera Road, on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m.
The Band is accepting donations of gently used equipment, especially percussion instruments. All donations are tax deductible.