In 1988 the idea of a community band was born through the
vision of the Irving Parks and Recreation Department. The band continued to grow and under the
direction of Robert J. Brule registered as a 501(c)3 organization in 1990. Through the years, distinguished
guests such as David Holsinger, Francis McBeth, Dr. Alfred Green, and Captain Lewis J.
Buckley have shared their talents with the band and the community of Irving. Jay
L. Bach now leads the band and continues to inspire ISB members and community patrons
with music for all seasons!
Our band is comprised of people with diverse musical backgrounds. Many of our members
are full time band directors and musicians. However, the majority of our members work
in professions not related to music but have a desire to continue playing
challenging music. Our members are adults who have either continued to play their
instrument since college or high school or have become "reacquainted" with their instrument over the
past few years. No matter where we work during the day, the same desire to create great
music brings us together on Thursday evenings.