Bring your instrument and join us! This one-day outdoor event draws approximately 50 guest musicians, which combine with our 60-member band to create a mid-summer extravaganza. Our beautiful venue, appreciative audience, and historic community have you coming back every year.THE VENUE
Our bandshell is nestled among the pine trees of the Sierra Nevada mountain foothills. Few performers are lucky enough to play in such a beautiful place! The Nevada County Concert Band has a long tradition of playing outdoor summer concerts in Pioneer Park. Our audiences range from 500-700 people for these traditional small-town gatherings. We provide our own sound system and risers, and a Master of Ceremonies makes the entire audience comfortable. Also, ice cream and hot dog vendors serve food and drinks during the concerts. In addition to the wonderful bandshell, the park also has a children’s play area, baseball diamonds, swimming pool, creek, hiking trails, tennis courts, and more. The Nevada County Concert Band's annual Pioneer Park Picnic Pops concert series are always
FREE, family-friendly, and accessible. Dogs on leashes are also welcome.THE MUSIC
This is our 17th event! The theme is "Going Places," which means both to travel and also to be increasingly successful. Please refer to the band's website http://nccb.org/ncinvitational.htm
for the concert repertoire list.THE DAY'S SCHEDULE
8:30am Welcome and set up in the park's Picnic Grove (not the bandshell)
9:00am Rehearsal part 1
11:00am Rehearsal part 2
12:30pm Picnic lunch (included for musicians, pre-paid fee for non-musicians)
FREE TIME – use NCCBand shuttle, move cars off-site to make room for audience parking (time TBD)
3:00pm Set up the stage, percussion, and sound system at the bandshell
3:45pm Set up concert seating (no instruments)
4:00pm Food vendors and audience begins to arrive
4:30pm All seated, warm up, final sound check
5:00pm Concert begins
7:00pm Concert endsREFUND POLICY
• Refunds will only be made until end-of-day June 30.
• Please email [email protected]
to request a refund.
• If you must cancel your registration, please consider donating your fee to the band (a non-profit organization).