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Rehearsals are Mondays from 6:30-9:00pm at Nevada Union High School’s band room I-3.  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 19, 2015.  Join us!


Thursday March 10, 2016
Joint ensemble concert with the Nevada Union High School band program
Don Baggett Theater (on the school campus), Grass Valley

Sunday May 8, 2016

“A Mother of a Band Concert”

Nevada Theatre, Nevada City

2:30 – 4:15pm


Sunday June 26, 2016

Picnic Pops Concert #1 at Pioneer Park, theme “Musical Safari”

5:00 – 7:00pm


Saturday July 2, 2016

Independence Day Pops Concert as part of

Mohawk Valley Independence Day events

Graeagle Park in downtown Graeagle

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4:00 – 5:00pm, and 5:30– 6:30pm


Monday July 4, 2016

Independence Day curbside concert

downtown historic Nevada City

1 hour before the 11:00am parade

plus intermittently during the parade


Sunday July 24, 2016

Picnic Pops Concert #2 at Pioneer Park, theme “Strange New Worlds”
5:00 – 7:00pm

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


Sunday July 31, 2016

"Joplin to Django – Early Decades of Jazz"

North Star House, Grass Valley

as entertainment for their annual fundraiser (ensembles only) • PicasaWeb photos • Facebook photos

4:30 – 9:30pm


Saturday August 13, 2016

Pine Tree Stage Pops Concert at the Fair

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley

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4:00 – 5:30pm


Sunday August 28, 2016

Park Picnic Pops Concert #3 at Pioneer Park, theme “Last But Not Least”

5:00 – 7:00pm


Sunday September 4, 2016

Labor Day Concert
(for Lake Wildwood residents only)

Commodore Park, Penn Valley

5:00 – 6:30pm


Saturday September 10, 2016

Pops Concert with special guests The Famous Marching Presidents as part of

Constitution Day Celebration events

downtown historic Nevada City

4:30 – 6:15pm


Sunday September 11, 2016

Picnic Pops Concert #4 (open to the public) at Alta Sierra Country Club, theme “Greatest Summer Hits”

5:00 – 6:30pm




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Nevada County Concert Band

P.O. Box 1444

Nevada City, California 95959




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Pine Tree Stage concert on 8/13/2016 at the Nevada County Fair

Every year, the Nevada County Concert Band (NCCB) 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 NCCB performs free concerts at public parks and local events.

In the summer, bring a picnic to the Pioneer Park 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 NCCB 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.


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:



  Bass Trombone


  Alto Clarinet

  String Bass



NCCB’s 2016 Foote Scholarships
These two scholarship recipients will be performing a solo with the Nevada County Concert Band this summer during the Pioneer Park Picnic Pops concert series.  The Nevada County Concert Band offers the Jerry Foote Scholarship for music students ages 16-25.  Click here for details and the application.


Fine Arts Credit for High-School Students
The band is registered with the Nevada Union Joint High School District as an Adult Education class.  Without any fees, band members who are in high school receive fine arts credits for participating in the band.  Just show up at any rehearsal to get started!


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.

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