The Kirksville Community Chorus

Is a group of interested adult singers from Kirksville and the surrounding areas, who meet to learn and perform a variety of choral music for fun, recreation and community service. The chorus has been in existence since 1998. Members of the chorus range in age from high school to college to adults. No auditions are held.

The chorus meets every Monday evening, 7:00 p.m., September through May at the Kirksville High School Music Room 148.  The chorus presents two concerts a year and is available for community programs in varied venues as well as seasonally. The conductor of the chorus is Rebecca Murphy. Lynae McFarland is the accompanist.

The Kirksville Community Band

Meets in June and July each summer and is open to high school students and older. Rehearsals begin June 1 at the Kirksville High School Band Room from 7:00-9:00 pm and will continue on Monday nights through July. The band will perform 3-5 concerts per season. The directors are Brad Hudson, Director of Bands for the Kirksville R-III School District, and Dr. Jay Bulen, Music Department Chair at Truman State University. Contact Brad Hudson at (660) 665-4631 or for more information.

The Kirksville Community String Orchestra (KCSO)

Welcomes all violin, viola, cello and bass players from 7th grade through adult who have played at least one year and can read music.  The ensemble was founded to provide a playing opportunity for adults and encourage young string players in an enjoyable environment of camaraderie.

KCSO provides members with stimulating music, mentoring by more experienced players and continued growth in musical maturity.

The orchestra rehearses on Thursday evenings at the Kirksville High School band room during the fall and spring, and culminates each semester with a concert.  For more information, please contact Karen Bjork Kubin, email:

The Kirksville Community String Orchestra will begin rehearsals for the fall season on Thursday, August 30 from 7 – 8:30pm in the Kirksville High School band room.  New members are welcome!

Hands of Friendship Quilt Guild

To promote the art of quilt making, to contribute to the growth and knowledge of quilt making techniques through educational opportunities, and to promote fellowship among persons interested in all aspects of quilt making.

Our guild was started February, 1986 by seven women whose goal was to promote quilting education, give to others less fortunate through community service, and to share their love of quilts with others.

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