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Full band rehearsals resume on February 27, 2017.  All rehearsals are on Mondays 6:30-9:00pm at the Pioneer Park bandshell in Nevada City.  The band is currently off-season.  The next rehearsal will begin on Mondays from 6:30-9pm at Nevada Union High School’s band room I-3 on October 2, 2017.  Join us!


Thursday February 9, 2017
Joint ensemble concert with the Nevada Union High School band program, Multipurpose Room, Grass Valley , 7:00pm – 8:30pm –
Google pictures, Facebook pictures

Sunday May 14, 2017

“A Mother of a Band Concert” with guest conductor Tony Clements, Nevada Theatre, Nevada City, 2:30 – 4:15pm – Google pictures, Facebook pictures


Sunday June 25, 2017

Picnic Pops Concert #1 at Pioneer Park, theme “Summers of Love – Love Gone Wrong”, 5:00 – 7:00pm – Google pictures, Facebook pictures


Friday June 30, 2017

“Saving Pioneer Park’s Grass” work party – Google pictures, Facebook pictures


Saturday July 1, 2017

Independence Day Pops Concert as part of Mohawk Valley Independence Day events, Graeagle Park in downtown Graeagle, 4:00 – 6:30pm– Google pictures, Facebook pictures


Tuesday July 4, 2017

Independence Day curbside concert, downtown historic Grass Valley at 10:00am (1 hour before the 11:00am parade) plus intermittently during the parade – Google pictures, Facebook pictures


Sunday July 23, 2017

Picnic Pops Concert #2 at Pioneer Park, theme “Summers of Love – Burning Band”, 5:00 – 7:00pm

Text Box: “Join the Band for the Day”
Invitational Event


Saturday August 12, 2017

Pine Tree Stage Pops Concert at the Fair, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, 3:00 – 4:30pm – Google pictures, Facebook pictures


Sunday August 27, 2017

Picnic Pops Concert #3 at Pioneer Park, theme “Summers of Love – Big Hair”, 5:00 – 7:00pm – Google pictures, Facebook pictures


Sunday September 3, 2017

Labor Day Concert (for Lake Wildwood residents only), Commodore Park, Penn Valley , 5:00 – 6:30pm – Google pictures, Facebook pictures


Saturday September 9, 2017

Pops Concert as part of Constitution Day Celebration events on North Pine Street (closed to traffic), Nevada City, 4:30 – 6:15pm


Sunday September 10, 2017

Picnic Pops Concert #4 (open to the public) at Alta Sierra Country Club, theme “Summers of Love – Sunday Night Live”, 5:00 – 6:30pm

Sunday November 26, 2017

“First Time Ever Old-Time Holiday Radio Pageant Extravaganza!” –tickets on-line or by phone 530-272-8384, The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, 3:00 – 5:00pm

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Nevada County Concert Band

P.O. Box 1444

Nevada City, California 95959




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all NCCBand musicians and Band Hands at 8/28/2016 Picnic Pops concert at Pioneer Park, Nevada City, CA

Every year, the Nevada County Concert Band (NCCBand) brings back to life an era in American history when the local Sunday Band Concert was a grand social occasion.  Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills' gold country of Grass Valley and Nevada City, the NCCBand performs free concerts at public parks and local events.

In the summer, enjoy the 4-part Picnic Pops Concert Series, or wave a flag at the curbside with the band at the Independence Day Parade, or enjoy an indoor concert in the winter and spring.  Our local volunteer musicians will entertain you with a fine selection of family-friendly music.

If you are seeking a true small-town experience, join the hundreds of loyal NCCBand fans at any of the variety of concerts listed at this website. Once you experience the music and fun with the Nevada County Concert Band, you’ll understand another reason why we believe that the Gold Country is so special.


Friend of the Band

By becoming a FRIEND OF THE BAND, you will help provide new music, instrument repair, venue rental, and mitigate other expenses that exist in our endeavor to provide quality, free musical entertainment for Nevada County.  Pledge to become instrumental in our future!


Join the Band
We are always seeking new musicians!  All instrument players are welcome who can read music well.  Young and old sit side by side, and we would enjoy having you join our band family.  Not every member can be at every performance, so we welcome new musicians!  Click here for more information about joining the band.
  Rehearsals are Mondays from 6:30 – 9:00pm at Nevada Union High School’s band room I-3.  We are currently off-season, restarting on Monday October 19.  Rehearsals are at the Pioneer Park bandshell in Nevada City on Mondays 6:30-9:00pm. Bring your instrument, and join in the fun!  Right now, the band is especially seeking these instruments to help balance the band’s mix:



NCCBand’s 2017 Foote Scholarships
The Nevada County Concert Band offers the Jerry Foote Scholarship for music students ages 16-25.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients Noah Grove and Miles Mason.  These two scholarship recipients will be performing a solo with the Nevada County Concert Band this season.  Click here for details, pictures, and more.


Be a Band Hands Volunteer
Don’t play an instrument?  We have a non-musician volunteer job for you!  You get an awesome t-shirt, and can take part either behind the scenes, or even during the concert events.  Click here for details.

We Have Small Ensembles!
Each of these small groups is available to perform at your next event.  And more ensembles are now being formed!

Blended Metal Saxophones

Twisted Licorice

Gold Country Brass


Stamp Mill Stompers


Senior Project or Community Service Project
High school seniors can fulfill their graduation requirements (or eighth graders with their Community Service project) by working with the band.  Contact the band’s conductor at to work out an individual contract to participate in this opportunity.  Here are some possibilities:
  conducting the band or a small ensemble
  performing a solo with band
  sheet music, library, and instrument management
  public relations (radio, news, website, pictures, fliers)
  show management, scripts, guests, announcers, locations