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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.  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 28, 2020

“2020 Vision – On a Clear Day”

Picnic Pops Concert #2 at Pioneer Park, theme “To the 9s”, 5:00 – 7:00pm – Facebook pictures, Google pictures, program


Sunday July 4, 2021

Independence Day curbside concert, downtown historic Grass Valley at 8:30am (before the 9:00am parade) Facebook pictures, Google pictures, YouTube video


Sunday July 26, 2020

“2020 Vision – Looking High and Low”

Picnic Pops Concert #3 at Pioneer Park, theme “By the 9s”, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Facebook pictures, Google pictures, program, listen to our KVMR broadcast 1st half and Interview and 2nd half


Saturday August 14, 2021

Pine Tree Stage Pops Concert at the Fair, Nevada County Fairgrounds’ Pine Tree Stage, Grass Valley, time 5:00pm, Facebook pictures, Google pictures


Sunday August 22, 2021

theme “Let the Good Times Roll”

Picnic Pops Concert #4 at Pioneer Park, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Facebook pictures, Google pictures, View the program here



Sunday September 5, 2021

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


Saturday September 18, 2021CANCELLED

Pops Concert as part of Constitution Day Celebration events on North Pine Street (closed to traffic), Nevada City, 4:30 – 6:00pm




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


Dear friends and members of Nevada County Concert Band,

Now that shuttered places and activities are beginning to reopen, we're all wondering how soon we'll be able to "strike up the band."  The answer is.... we don't know.  Like other local performing arts groups, our season is currently on hold, and we have no plans to hold rehearsals or concerts before August 1 at the earliest.

As much as we want to make music again, NCCBand's highest priority is to protect the health and well-being of our members, our audience, and this wonderful community to whom we belong.  We don't know when the band will be able to get back together.  We don't know what our rehearsals and concerts will look like.  But in these uncertain times, there's one thing we know for sure:  we'll be back.

NCCBand carries on a proud Nevada County tradition of community concert bands dating back to the Gold Rush era.  That long history includes wars, pandemics, natural disasters, and tough economic times.  Music has always survived.  So will NCCBand.

In the meantime, we miss you!  And we eagerly await the day when once again we can share and enjoy the gift of music with those who mean so much to us.




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 2019 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

Join our Email List
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.