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from the Board of Directors

BAND ORGANIZATION
  Non-profit status by-laws dated 3/8/2021
  Band member’s Member Handbook dated 2/16/2018 (previously called “Policies and Procedures Manual”)

It’s been positively wonderful to see so many members at rehearsals.  We have a busy schedule starting with July 4th continuing into September for Constitution Day.  The venues have been slow to make commitments regarding dates and time, but they are seeking the entertainment of NCCB for their events!

Please take a moment to review our Member’s Handbook.  This document outlines members’ expectations.

*** We will hold elections for three (3) Board of Director positions in August:  Treasurer, Vice-President and Director at Large are opening!  Please consider volunteering for a position.

We want to thank everyone for looking out for your own safety and well being during our transition.  As we have already seen, CDC guidelines/restrictions are loosening rather quickly. 

Respectfully,

Joelle Lake
Michelle Daniels
Mary Rose Preston
Kirsti Powell
Mary Whitmore

The Nevada County Concert Band will begin the return to an abbreviated concert season in just TWO weeks.  We will first meet JUNE 14th, and then continue on Monday evenings, 6:30-9pm, (length of time may vary) at the Band Shell in Pioneer Park.  We are all looking forward to an enjoyable, safe start. Cheryl Woldseth is busily selecting music for our shortened, but rigorous season.

It has been the position of the Board to follow CDC restrictions and recommendations throughout COVID pandemic.  We intend to follow the current CDC guidelines, keeping in mind that these guidelines are a moving target.  We believe that each person is responsible for his/her own safety, and well-being.  We will do our part to be informed regarding CDC guidelines; and we ask that you plan to do your part to make NCCB a fun and safe place for all. We will contact members through email with any last minute updates, so check your email before heading to the park each week.

Member's Information

REHEARSALS
  Mondays weekly at 6:30pm – 9:00pm (doors open for warmups at 6pm)
  For the months of February, March, April, May, and October, November, the location is:
           
Nevada Union High School – band room I-3
            11761 Ridge Road, Nevada City, CA

  For the months of June, July, and August (plus Memorial Day’s Monday holiday), the location is:
           
Pioneer Park’s band shell
            corner of Nimrod Street & Park Street, Nevada City, CA
  The band does not meet during September and December except for performances.
  The band does not rehearse during all of January, and most of February, September and December.

WHAT TO BRING
  instrument
  music folder
  stand light (when needed)

CONCERTS
  For concerts, wear the standard uniform:  blue polo shirt, black lower clothing, black shoes and socks (shorts and sandals are okay on hot days).
  Please see the calendar (below) for call times.

CONTACT INFORMATION
  Telephone number:  272-6228 answered by conductor Cheryl Woldseth
  Email address:  nccband@yahoo.com
  Mailing address:  Nevada County Concert Band, P.O. Box 1444, Nevada City, CA 95959

Here’s the band’s MUSIC LIBRARY LIST.  Check back often, because it keeps changing!

2021 Calendar

No rehearsals or concerts

September 15, 2018 – February 23, 2019

Break

FULL BAND – rehearsals begin

All Mondays starting February 24, 6:30–9:00pm (warmup at 6pm)

Nevada Union High School’s band room I-3

Rehearsal moves (tentative)

new location due to school closure for snow day (tentative), Monday April 13, 6:30–-9:00pm (setup at 6pm)

Sierra Presbyterian Church
175 Ridge Road, Nevada City

Rehearsals begin move for the summer

Mondays starting June 14, 6:30–-9:00pm (setup at 6pm)

Pioneer Park bandshell, corner of Park Avenue and Nimrod Street, Nevada City

Join us at 5:00pm for a potluck picnic dinner!
  Pioneer Park map
  use Pioneer Park parking permit

Picnic Pops Concert #1

Sunday June 14, 5:00-7:00pm

Alta Sierra Country Club, 11897 Tammy Way, Grass Valley

2:45pm shuttle begins
3:00pm riser and sound system setup
3:30pm stage and percussion setup
4:00pm rehearsal – all seated – shuttle ends
4:30pm line dance lesson for audience members
4:40pm final check
7:00pm shuttle runs until no longer needed

Save parking spaces for our audience! Shuttle runs 2:45-4:00pm for band and family members, and after the concert as long as needed.
  Shuttle location map
  From Hwy 49, take Alta Sierra Drive
  Turn right on Tippy Way
  Turn right on Norlene Way
  Turn left on Tammy Way
  Drive past the country club
  Turn right on Eva Way

  Pioneer Park map
  Percussion assignments (link)
  Performance layout diagram
  Program

Picnic Pops Concert #2

Sunday June 28, 5:00-7:00pm

Pioneer Park bandshell, Nevada City
2:45pm shuttle begins
3:00pm riser and sound system setup
3:30pm stage and percussion setup
4:00pm rehearsal – all seated – shuttle ends
4:40pm final check before concert begins

Save parking spaces for our audience! Shuttle runs 2:45-4:00pm for band and family members, and after the concert as long as needed.
  Shuttle location map
  Pioneer Park map
  Percussion assignments (link)
  Performance layout diagram
  Program

Independence Day curbside concert and intermittent parade music

Sunday July 4, concert time 8:30am (before the 9:00am parade)

in front of Sergio’s Restaurant at 109 Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley
Alpha Building curbside, 210 Broad Street, downtown Nevada City
8:00am set-up – all in place at 8:15am time for pop-up canopies, chairs, stands, and percussion

  Percussion assignments (link TBD)
  Performance layout diagram (link TBD)
  Playlist (link)

No rehearsals

Mondays July 12 or July 19

 

 

Rehearsals resume

Mondays starting July 26, 6:30–-9:00pm (setup at 6pm)

Pioneer Park bandshell, corner of Park Avenue and Nimrod Street, Nevada City

Join us at 5:00pm for a potluck picnic dinner!
  Pioneer Park map
  use Pioneer Park parking permit

Extra rehearsal with the invitational guest musicians

Sunday July 26, 8:30am check-in, 9:00am-12:30pm rehearsal

Pioneer Park picnic grove (not the band shell), Nevada City
  free lunch to follow for all NCCBand members
  non-members joining us for lunch is $10

  Pioneer Park – please note the location of the picnic grove map

Picnic Pops Concert #3 (invitational band event)

Sunday July 26, 5:00-7:00pm

Pioneer Park bandshell, Nevada City
2:30pm sound system and banner setup
2:45pm shuttle begins for NCCBand members
3:00pm risers setup
3:30pm stage and percussion setup – shuttle ends
3:45pm chairs/stands (no instruments) – ALL ATTEND
4:30pm warmup with instruments – BE IN SEATS

Save parking spaces for our audience! Shuttle runs 2:45-4:00pm for band and family members, and after the concert as long as needed.
  Shuttle location map
  Pioneer Park map
  Rehearsal notes (link)
  Percussion assignments (link)
  Performance layout diagram
  Program

Nevada County Fair concert

Saturday August 14, 5:00pm-TBD

Pine Tree Stage at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley
  time 4:10pm3:15pm 4: meet at trailer for unloading (Gate 5)
  time 4:30pm3:45pm 4:304: set up the stage

  Percussion assignments (link TBD)
  Performance layout diagram (link TBD)
  Playlist (link TBD)

Picnic Pops Concert #4

Sunday August 22, 5:00-7:00pm

Pioneer Park bandshell, Nevada City
2:45pm shuttle begins
3:00pm risers and sound system
3:30pm stage and percussion setup
4:00pm rehearsal – all seated – shuttle ends
4:30pm line dance rehearsal
4:40pm final check before concert begins

  Playlist (link TBD)

Final summer rehearsals

Monday August 23 and 30,
shortened 6:30-8:00pm

Pioneer Park bandshell

Labor Day concert
(for Lake Wildwood residents only)

Sunday September 5, 5:00-6:30pm

Commodore Park in Lake Wildwood, Gate #2 on Wildflower Drive, Penn Valley
3:15pm Preliminary setup
3:30pm Risers, reduced sound system setup
4:00pm Setup, vocal/solo soundcheck
4:45pm All band in seats

  Percussion assignments (link TBD)
  Performance layout diagram (link TBD)
  Playlist (link TBD)

No rehearsals

Monday September 7 or 14

 

 

Constitution Day Celebration street concert

Saturday September 18, 4:30-6:00pm

North Pine Street (closed to traffic) at Commercial Street, Nevada City
3:00pm Road closed, preliminary setup
3:15pm Risers, minimal sound system setup
4:15pm All band in seats
4:30pm Concert

  Percussion assignments (link)
  Performance layout diagram (link)
  Playlist (link)

No rehearsals or concerts

September 20 until new calendar is set

Break

 

 

2021 Season Repertoire – (tentative order)

INDEPENDENCE DAY 7/4 CONCERT
in front of Sergio’s Restaurant,
109 Mill Street, Grass Valley

Vaquero
Sammy Nestico – (listen)

I Want to Be Happy
from Broadway show “No No Nanette”
Vincent Youman/William Teague – (listen to the original Broadway cast)

El Relicario
José Patilla/Frank Erickson – (listen)

ENCORE: 1915 March
B. C. Bridges/Cheryl Woldseth (listen)

Cheerio
Edwin Franko Goldman – (listen)

Thunderer, The
John Phillip Sousa – (listen)Variants on an Irish Folk Tune
based on the tune “Be Thou My Vision”
Timothy Johnson – (listen)
INTERMISSION

Up, Up and Away
Jim Webb – (listen)

JUNE 14 at Alta Sierra Country Club:
Theme “2020 Vision – Through the Looking Glass”

ALPHABETICAL ORDER

OPENER: Star Spangled Banner
Frances Scott Key/C. Grafulla-Hausey (listen)

Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life (The Dream Melody)
Victor Herbert
for solo with band (clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, cornet, trombone, or baritone horn)
(listen) (listen to the intermezzo from 1935 film "Naughty Marietta")

Best of Bread (selections from)
David Gates/Jack Marek/Cheryl Woldseth
MEDLEY:  If • Baby I'm a-Want You • Make It with You • The Guitar Man – (listen to a MIDI version)

Fiddler on the Roof (highlights from)
Jerry Bock/John Tatgenhorst
MEDLEY: Fiddler on the Roof (theme) • Tradition • If I Were a Rich Man • Sunrise Sunset • Matchmaker – (listen)

The Flashing Eyes of Andalusia
John Philip Sousa/Lucien Cailliet – (listen to a similar arrangement)

I’m Beginning to See the Light
Don George, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington, & Harry James/Mark Taylor
for vocal soloist with jazz ensemble – (listen)

Jump, Jive an’ Swing
arr. Paul Murtha – (listen)

Looking Upward #2 – Beneath the Southern Cross
John Philip Sousa – (listen)

Marching Down Broadway
arr. John Moss
MEDLEY: Consider Yourself (from "Oliver!") • Hey, Look Me Over (from "Wildcat") • Seventy Six Trombones (from "The Music Man") – (listen)

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Astor Piazzolla/Robert Longfield – (listen)

Oblivion
arr. Jerry Brubaker
for solo with band (flute, oboe, clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, or trumpet) – (listen)

On a Clear Day
arr. Jerry Brubaker – (listen)

Poet and Peasant (overture)
Franz von Suppe/Cheryl Woldseth – (listen to an orchestral version) (listen to our version in MIDI format)

Supreme Triumph
Fred Jewell – (listen)

Trombone Smiles
featuring the trombone section in unison
Fred Jewell – (listen)

National Emblem
E. E. Bagley/Frederick Fennell – (listen)

Queen in Concert – starting at m.99
arr. Jay Bocook
MEDLEY: We Will Rock You • Bohemian Rhapsody • Another One Bites the Dust • We Are the Champions – (listen)

Stars and Stripes Forever
John Phillip Sousa (listen)

JUNE 28 at Pioneer Park:
Theme “2020 Vision – On a Clear Day”

ALPHABETICAL ORDER

OPENER: Star Spangled Banner
Frances Scott Key/C. Grafulla-Hausey (listen)

Fiddler on the Roof (highlights from)
Jerry Bock
/John Tatgenhorst
MEDLEY: Fiddler on the Roof (theme) • Tradition • If I Were a Rich Man • Sunrise Sunset • Matchmaker – (listen)

Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
Sam Lewis, Joe Young, & Ray Henderson/John Warrington (listen to the original recording)

Flight of the Flutes
featuring the flute section in unison
James D. Ployhar (listen)

I Want to Be Happy
from Broadway show “No No Nanette”
Vincent Youman/William Teague – (listen to the original Broadway cast)

I’m Beginning to See the Light
Don George, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington, & Harry James/Mark Taylor
for vocal soloist with jazz ensemble
– (listen)

Jump, Jive an’ Swing
arr. Paul Murtha – (listen)

Oblivion
arr. Jerry Brubaker
for solo with band (flute, oboe, clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, or trumpet)
– (listen)

Poet and Peasant (overture)
Franz von Suppe/Cheryl Woldseth – (listen to an orchestral version) (listen to our version in MIDI format)

Right-Left
John Philip Sousa – (listen)

Spirit of Hope
arr. Chandler L. Wilson
MEDLEY: We Shall Overcome • Amazing Grace –
(listen)

Stevie Wonder in Concert
arr. Paul Murtha
MEDLEY: Sir Duke • You Are the Sunshine of my Life • I Wish • Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours –
(listen)

Two Little Bulfinches
for duet with band (2 piccolos, piccolo/Eb clarinet, 2 Bb clarinets, or 2 Bb cornets)
Henri Kling/W. Lewis –
(listen)

Up, Up and Away
Jim Webb – (listen)

Variants on an Irish Folk Tune
based on the tune “Be Thou My Vision”
Timothy Johnson – (listen)

Yes Indeed!
Rick Oliver/Andy Clark – (listen)

INTERMISSION

ENCORE: 1915 March
B. C. Bridges/Cheryl Woldseth (listen)

JULY 26 at Pioneer Park:
Theme “2020 Vision – Looking High and Low”

ALPHABETICAL ORDER

OPENER: Star Spangled Banner
Frances Scott Key/C. Grafulla-Hausey (listen)

Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life (The Dream Melody)
Victor
Herbert
for solo with band (clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, cornet, trombone, or baritone horn)
(listen) (listen to the intermezzo from 1935 film "Naughty Marietta")

Bassman’s Holiday
Grant Hull
for solo with band (bass clarinet, baritone sax, or tuba)
– (listen)

Big Bass Drum
Paul Yoder
for solo bass drum with band
– (listen)

The Bride-Elect
John Philip Sousa – (listen)

Flight of the Flutes
featuring the flute section in unison
James D. Ployhar (listen)

Looking Upward #2 – Beneath the Southern Cross
John Philip Sousa
– (listen)

Marching Down Broadway
arr. John Moss

MEDLEY: Consider Yourself (from "Oliver!") • Hey, Look Me Over (from "Wildcat") • Seventy Six Trombones (from "The Music Man") – (listen)

On a Clear Day
arr. Jerry Brubaker – (listen)

Roller Coaster
Otto Schwarz/John Moss – (listen)

Spirit of Hope
arr. Chandler L. Wilson
MEDLEY: We Shall Overcome • Amazing Grace –
(listen)

Supreme Triumph
Fred Jewell – (listen)

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
arr. Mike Lewis
for enhanced jazz ensemble
– (listen)

Trombone Smiles
featuring the trombone section in unison
Fred Jewell – (listen)

Two Little Bulfinches
for duet with band (2 piccolos, piccolo/Eb clarinet, 2 Bb clarinets, or 2 Bb cornets)
Henri Kling/W. Lewis –
(listen)

Up, Up and Away
Jim Webb – (listen)

Vaquero
Sammy Nestico – (listen)

Variants on an Irish Folk Tune
based on the tune “Be Thou My Vision”
Timothy Johnson – (listen)

Yes Indeed!
Rick Oliver/Andy Clark – (listen)

INTERMISSION

ENCORE: Stars and Stripes Forever
John Phillip Sousa (listen)

AUGUST 23 at Pioneer Park:
Theme “2020 Vision – The Ayes Have It”

ALPHABETICAL ORDER

OPENER: Star Spangled Banner
Frances Scott Key/C. Grafulla-Hausey (listen)

Best of Bread (selections from)
David Gates
/Jack Marek/Cheryl Woldseth
MEDLEY:  If • Baby I'm a-Want You • Make It with You • The Guitar Man – (listen to a MIDI version)

The Bride-Elect
John Philip Sousa – (listen)

Fiddler on the Roof (highlights from)
Jerry Bock
/John Tatgenhorst
MEDLEY: Fiddler on the Roof (theme) • Tradition • If I Were a Rich Man • Sunrise Sunset • Matchmaker – (listen)

Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
Sam Lewis, Joe Young, & Ray Henderson/John Warrington

The Flashing Eyes of Andalusia
John Philip Sousa
/Lucien Cailliet – (listen to a similar arrangement)

I Want to Be Happy
from Broadway show “No No Nanette”
Vincent Youman/William Teague – (listen to the original Broadway cast)

Jump, Jive an’ Swing
arr. Paul Murtha – (listen)

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Astor Piazzolla/Robert Longfield – (listen)

Poet and Peasant (overture)
Franz von Suppe/Cheryl Woldseth – (listen to an orchestral version) (listen to our version in MIDI format)

Right-Left
John Philip Sousa – (listen)

Roller Coaster
Otto Schwarz/John Moss – (listen)

Spirit of Hope
arr. Chandler L. Wilson
MEDLEY: We Shall Overcome • Amazing Grace –
(listen)

Stevie Wonder in Concert
arr. Paul Murtha
MEDLEY: Sir Duke • You Are the Sunshine of my Life • I Wish • Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours –
(listen)

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
arr. Mike Lewis
for enhanced jazz ensemble
– (listen)

Variants on an Irish Folk Tune
based on the tune “Be Thou My Vision”
Timothy Johnson – (listen)

Yes Indeed!
Rick Oliver/Andy Clark – (listen)

INTERMISSION

ENCORE: 1915 March
B. C. Bridges/Cheryl Woldseth (listen)

ADDITIONS TO FOLDER

Candy Man, The
from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley/John Edmondson

Cheerio
Edwin Franko Goldman – (listen)

Copa Cabana (At the Copa)
Barry Manilow, Bruce Sussman, & Jack Feldman/Richard Saucedo – (listen)

El Relicario
José Patilla/Frank Erickson – (listen to a different arrangement)

Footloose
Kenny Loggins & Dean Pitchford/John Higgins – (listen to the original recording)

Genius of Ray Charles, The
arr. Michael Brown
MEDLEY: I Can't Stop Loving You • Hallelujah I Love Him So • Let the Good Times
Roll • What'd I Say • Georgia on my Mind – (listen)

Mission: Impossible Theme
Lalo Schifrin/Paul Lavender – (listen)

National Emblem
E. E. Bagley/Frederick Fennell – (listen)

Queen in Concert
arr. Jay Bocook
MEDLEY: We Will Rock You • Bohemian Rhapsody • Another One Bites the Dust • We Are the Champions – (listen)

See the USA in a Chevrolet
Leo Corday & Leon Carr/Bill Moffitt (listen to the original recording)

Thunderer, The
John Phillip Sousa – (listen)

 

MUSIC for ENSEMBLES

WOODWINDS – click here

BRASS – click here

MIXED – click here

  Flute ensemble
  Clarinet ensemble
  Saxophone ensemble

  Brass ensemble
  Euphonium-Tuba ensemble
  Horn ensemble
  Trumpet ensemble

(standard brass ensemble is trumpet 1, trumpet 2, Fhorn, trombone, and tuba)

  Mixed with piano
  Mixed without piano
  Mixed with other

(standard mixed ensemble is flute, oboe, clarinet, Fhorn, and bassoon – usual substitutions include flute 2, violin, trombone, or euphonium)