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Be A Band Member
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 to join the fun!


Join the band!  Rehearsals are all summer Mondays at Pioneer Park’s bandshell.  Setup begins at 6:00pm, and rehearsals run 6:30-8:30pm.  The band is currently off-season.    First rehearsal will be Monday May 2, 2022.  The last rehearsal on 8/30.  Nevada Union High School’s band room I-3.  Doors open at 6pm, and rehearsal runs 6:30-9:00pm, and school student musicians have the option to depart at the 8:00pm break.



Sunday June 14, 2020

“2020 Vision – Through the Looking Glass”

Picnic Pops Concert #1 at Alta Sierra Country Club (open to the public), theme “9 Times out of 10”, 5:00 - 7:00pm – Facebook pictures, Google pictures, program


Sunday June 26, 2022

“Always Forward”

Pioneer Park Picnic Pops concert #1

in Nevada City, CA

5:00 - 6:30pm – Facebook pictures, Google pictures, program


Monday July 4, 2022

Independence Day curbside concert

downtown historic Nevada City

10:00am with a 1-hour concert before the 11:00am parade  and then intermittently throughout) –  Facebook pictures, Google pictures, program


Sunday July 24, 2022

“To a Distant Place”

Pioneer Park Picnic Pops concert #2

in Nevada City, CA

5:00 – 6:30pm – Facebook pictures, Google pictures, program


Saturday August 13, 2022

“Pops Concert at the Fair”

Nevada County Fairgrounds’ Pine Tree Stage
in Grass Valley

4:30 -  6:00pmFacebook pictures, Google pictures, program


Sunday August 28, 2022

“Ups and Downs”

Pioneer Park Picnic Pops concert #3

in Nevada City, CA

5:00 - 6:30pm   Facebook pictures, Google pictures, program



Sunday September 11, 2022

“Labor Day Picnic Pops”

(for Lake Wildwood residents only) at Bugler Cove Park (formerly known as Commodore Park), 18955 Wildflower Drive, Penn Valley, CA

5:00 - 6:30pm Facebook pictures, Google pictures


Saturday September 17, 2022

joint street concert with the Watsonville Community Band as part of Constitution Day Celebration events

at North Pine Street (closed to traffic)

in Nevada City, CA

4:30 - 6:30pm – Google pictures, program




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 Pioneer Park Picnic Pops concert, Nevada City, CA

Thank you for a wonderful 2022 season.
We’ll see you next year!

Saturday August 13, 2022
“Pops Concert at the Fair”

4:30pm - 6:00pm at Pine Tree Stage
at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

Sunday August 28, 2022
Pioneer Park Picnic Pops concert #3
“Ups and Downs”

5:00pm at Pioneer Park’s bandshell
Nimrod Street & Park Street, Nevada City, CA

10:00am curbside concert
one hour before Nevada City’s Independence Day parade

cancelled due to smoke

Sunday September 11, 2022
“Labor Day Picnic Pops”
(for Lake Wildwood residents only)

5:00pm at Bugler Cove Park
18955 Wildflower Drive, Penn Valley, CA

Saturday September 17, 2022
“Constitution Day Street Concert”
a combined event with Watsonville Community Concert Band

4:30pm at North Pine Street
in downtown Nevada City, CA

view the program here

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, wave a flag at the curbside with the band at the Independence Day Parade, catch our performance at the Nevada County Fair, or join us at Constitution Day's street concert.  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!

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NCCBand’s 2022 Foote Scholarships
The Nevada County Concert Band offers the Jerry Foote Scholarship for music students ages 16-25.  Click here for details, applications, 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!


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

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If you are interested in receiving email updates, including upcoming concert information, join our Fan Email List here.  This information will only be used o announce Nevada County Concert Band events.  This information will not be sold or given to any other organization.