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.

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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 adults 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, Paul Rueschhoff, 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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Curtain Call Theatre

Curtain Call Theatre Company is a local community theater group that offers a full season of entertainment using local talent.  Join us in the audience or in the show. We’d love to meet you.  Showtimes and auditions can be found on our Facebook page “Curtain Call Theatre Company”.

Located at 512 W. Elizabeth Street, Kirksville, MO.

Kirksville STEAM Alliance 

A collaborative network of educators, business affiliates and organizations that inspires interest and facilitates activity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics careers to generate and retain a robust workforce for our region. Key leadership roles are filled by K-REDI and local volunteers.

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MOSI Art Guild 

MOSI (northeast Missouri and southern Iowa) Art Guild encourages any adult (18+) with any passion for art and admiration of the arts to join us at our monthly meetings in Kirksville, MO. We provide an excellent resource for exhibiting opportunities, offering our support to anyone interested in networking with other artists and expanding existing artistic skills to join us every month on the second Thursday at the Adair County Annex Building, 300 N. Franklin St. at 5:30 PM. After short business meetings, networking will be available to all while current art happenings and opportunities are discussed and shared. Every member is encouraged to bring in their fi nished artwork for a chance at the Celebrated Artist of the Month Award, followed by an open discussion of all the competing pieces. We hope you’ll be able to join us and be involved in an ever-growing organization.


North Missouri Fiber Artists

The purpose of this group is to explore the fiber arts and related topics. We seek to inspire, encourage, educate and share the joys of fiber arts with others. We provide a forum for showing work and getting meaningful feedback. The current interests of active members are broad including, sewing, cross stitch, dyeing, spinning, knitting, crochet and weaving. Exchange information and ideas. The group is open to anyone, at any stage of development in the fiber arts (from “want to learn” to expert) who is interested in participating in the Guild. We currently meet on the third Saturday of most month from 2-4 pm.