About the Band
Join the Band
No Auditions Are Required
Membership is open to all adults who have experience playng in a band. We accept all instruments and skill levels. But on occasion, there are a limited amount of chairs and a waiting list will be formed.
Our bands rehearse every Tuesday night from mid-August to early June. Rehearsals are at the Lowery Freshman Center, 368 N. Greenville Ave., Allen, TX 75002. Please enter at door 5. We rehearse in the F105 ensemble room. Click here for a more detailed map.
After you complete our online registration form, you will be contacted by our director for further instructions.
The Allen Community Band was established in 2013 as a non-profit, all volunteer organization.
The Concert Band provides musicians from the city of Allen and surrounding areas the opportunity to perform a variety of music, while growing their skills as individual musicians and as an ensemble. Membership is open to all adults who have experience playing in a band. We accept all instruments and skill levels. But on occasion, there are a limited amount of chairs and a waiting list will be formed. No auditions are required.
The Allen Community Jazz Band is composed of members from the ACB who also enjoy performing jazz music.
ACB - The Concert Band
The Allen Community Band rehearses every Tuesday night from mid-August to early June. Concert Band rehearsals are 7PM-9PM in the ensemble room at Lowery Freshman Center, 368 N.Greenville Ave., Allen, TX 75002.
ACJB - The Jazz Band
The Jazz Band is composed of members from the Concert Band who also enjoy performing jazz music. The Jazz Band rehearses every Tuesday night following the concert band rehearsal, from 9PM-10PM in the ensemble room at Lowery Freshman Center, 368 N. Greenville. Allen, TX 75002.
Currently the Jazz Band is not accepting new members. If you are interested in playing in the Jazz Band, please contact us for information.
Meet The Directors
Founder & Director
A trumpet player since junior high school, Craig Logan graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, and earned his Bachelor and Masters degrees in Music from Southern Methodist University. His first teaching position was with the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) at Walker Middle School for five years. This was followed by three years at Highland Park Middle School before coming on board with Allen High School in 1980. While working with the Allen Eagle Band, Craig also taught band for Lovejoy Elementary School sixth graders. During Craig’s 19 years at Allen High School (18 as director), the Allen Eagle Band racked up numerous awards. Along with prestigious recognitions from the University Interscholastic League, including two consecutive first place awards at the State Marching Contest. In addition, his bands marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and earned Winner and Grand Champion designation at the 1994 Dublin International Concert Band Festival and Overall Winner for the 1994 Dublin International Band Competition. After leaving Allen High School, Craig returned to DISD, teaching at DeGolyer and Withers Elementary Schools for three years. Craig then retired after 32 years of teaching. In addition to teaching band, Craig also played trumpet professionally with the Dallas Symphony and Dallas Opera, and played 10 years with the Richardson Symphony.
Ray Akin is a Dallas native and a graduate of S.M.U. His career in the music business includes performing, conducting, arranging, and music education. As a performer, he played with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and La Sonora International as well as his own group, The Ray Akin Orchestra. His musical arrangements have been performed by professional bands, schools, churches, and community organizations. He taught instrumental music in Dallas ISD for thirty years before retiring in 2017. Ray currently arranges for and performs in several local bands and continues to enjoy his long association with Craig Logan and the Allen Community Band. Ray became an Associate Director for the Allen Community Band in June, 2021.
Chris Xeros (1927-2019)
Associate Director Emeritus Ad Infinitum (2013-2019)
Chris Peter Xeros was born September 23, 1927, in Dallas, Texas, of Greek immigrant parents Panagiotis [Peter] and Eleni [Helen]. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Education from the University of North Texas, and also attended Juilliard School of Music and L’Ecole Montreaux in Switzerland. Mr. Xeros is a Violinist and Violist, has worked in public schools as Director for Strings/Orchestra Pedagogy, and developed several accessories for string instruments. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served in Korea from 1950-1952. In 1961, Mr. Xeros founded the Richardson Symphony Orchestra, where he was the Conductor and Music Director for 30 years. In 1990, Mr. Xeros was an honored alumnus of the University of North Texas Music Division for “Outstanding Service to Music”. In 1997, he founded the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was the Conductor and Music Director for 9 years. Mr. Xeros has traveled the world, visiting 59 countries, and has conducted concerts in Scotland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, West Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Mr. Xeros passed away October 6, 2019. The Allen Community Band was honored to have worked with Mr. Xeros and he will forever be a part of our organization. The Band has named Mr. Xeros Associate Director Emeritus Ad Infinitum - latin for retaining a title of honor to infinity - as an acknowledgement of his contribution and dedication to The Allen Community Band.
ACB Board Members
Board of Directors:
Craig Logan, Director
Kevin Purcell, President
Mark Newcome, 1st VP Membership
Kristin Groves, 2nd VP Ways and Means
Charlie Lemmo, 3rd VP Logistics
Martha Bahnman, 4th VP Communications
Susanne Reynolds, Secretary
Jeannine Boss, Treasurer
Kristin Groves, Librarian
Mark Newcome, Jazz Librarian
Megan Krouse, Social Media
Mika Graham, Webmaster