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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 February 16, 2015.  Rehearsals are Mondays from 6:30-9pm 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.  Join us!


Sunday May 3, 2015

“Spring into Summer” concert

3:00pm – 4:30pm

1st Baptist Church, Grass Valley


Sunday June 28, 2015

Pioneer Park Picnic Pops series

Concert #1 theme “Showstoppers

5:00pm – 7:00pm


Saturday July 4, 2015

Independence Day Curbside Concert

downtown historic Grass Valley

one hour before the parade

plus intermittently during the parade


Saturday July date TBD, 2015

Independence Day Pops Concert as part of

Mohawk Valley Independence Day events

Graeagle Park in downtown Graeagle

4:00pm – 6:00pm


Sunday July 26, 2015

Pioneer Park Picnic Pops series
Concert #2 theme “Centennial Jubilee
5:00pm – 7:00pm

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


Saturday August 15, 2015

Pine Tree Stage Pops Concert at the Fair

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley

3:30pm – 5:00pm


Sunday August 23, 2015

Pioneer Park Picnic Pops series
Concert #3 theme “Mad about Marches

5:00pm – 7:00pm


Sunday September 6, 2015

Labor Day Concert
for Lake Wildwood residents only

Commodore Park, Penn Valley

5:00pm – 6:30pm


Saturday September 12, 2015

Pops Concert as part of

Constitution Day Celebration events

downtown historic Nevada City

5:00pm – 6:30pm


Sunday December 6, 2015

“Winter Concert”
2:30pm – 4:00pm

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley






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The band performs its “Winter Concert.”  See more pictures at this link.



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 foothills' gold country of Grass Valley/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 “formal” concert in the winter and spring.  Our local volunteer musicians guarantee to 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 come to 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 enjoy having family members become part of 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 6:30-9pm at Nevada Union High School’s band room I-3.  We are currently off-season, restarting on Monday February 16.  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 Clarinet

  Bass Trombone


  Alto Saxophone

• Tuba

  Alto Clarinet

  French Horn

  String Bass


NCCB’s 2015 Foote Scholarships
These two scholarship recipients will be performing a solo with the Nevada County Concert Band this summer (date to be announced) during the Pioneer Park Picnic Pops concert series.  Stay tuned for details!  The Nevada County Concert Band offers the Jerry Foote Scholarship for music students ages 16-25.  Click here for details and the application.

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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!


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

Join our Email List
If you are interested in receiving email updates, including upcoming concert information, please send your name and email address to  This information will only be used to announce Nevada County Concert Band events.  This information will not be sold or given to any other organization.

Donate to the Band
We are a non-profit organization, and your donations are tax-deductible.  Cash and matching gifts are always welcome, plus the band is always seeking instrument and music library donations as well.  Click here for our contact information, or to inquire about our Wish List.