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A message from Conductor Robert Nielsen

Welcome

The Fresno Community Concert Band (FCCB) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization created to share the gift of music with an entire community. We invite you to learn more about us and become a part of our family as an audience member at our concerts and as a financial supporter.

An Outlet for Musicians.
A Gift to the Community.

The Fresno Community Concert Band was founded in October 1993 after a yearlong planning process by its organizers. Conceived as an organization that would provide an outlet for the many amateur and retired professional musicians in that area, the band now boasts 80 players representing a wide range of age and occupation. Read more …

Community Concerts
October 22, 2017
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Fresno City College Theatre
December 3, 2017
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Shaghoian Concert Hall,
Clovis North High School
January 21, 2018
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Fresno City College Theatre
March 18, 2018
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Fresno City College Theatre
April 15, 2018
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Shaghoian Concert Hall,
Clovis North High School
May 27, 2018
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Shaghoian Concert Hall,
Clovis North High School
 

Video Clip

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Our Personnel

We invite you to read our roster of band members. We’ve included their occupations when they’re not making music for you. Read more …

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Conductor
Robert Nielsen

Keeps the Music Playing

Robert Nielsen, one of the founders of the Fresno Community Concert Band, served as co-conductor of the band until 2003 when, upon the retirement of Larry Huck, he was appointed sole conductor. Since the band’s first concert, he has also served as its always informative and sometimes witty narrator! Read more …

FCCB Music Scholarship

Did you know that the FCCB awards a $1,000 scholarship to encourage and support a music student’s college education? Read more …

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Hear an audio sample

Click here to listen to FCCB’s performance of “This is my Country,” arranged by Hawley Ades.

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Courtesy of KVPT Fresno

Conductor Robert Nielsen

A Message from the Conductor –

It has been my honor and pleasure to conduct the Fresno Community Concert Band for the past twenty-four seasons, and it is with pride and some sadness that I announce my retirement at the end of this coming season. I will conduct my final concert on May 27, 2018.

I have seen this wonderful concert band grow from a very small ensemble in 1993 to the 75-piece concert band it is today. Not only have we grown in numbers, we have grown in artistic quality as the band has demonstrated through its performances of the last few seasons. I have been able to program more and more difficult music, and as I'm sure everyone will agree, the band has risen to the challenge. We measure our success not only by our personal satisfaction but more by your, our audience members', comments and applause. The response from all of you has been so supportive and appreciative. We cannot thank you enough.

The band is filled with some of our finest musicians – some professionals, some retired professionals and many exceptional amateurs. We come together to make music in that great American tradition of the concert band. I am truly proud of what these musicians have accomplished and am grateful for the opportunity to serve as their conductor.

I will miss working with these talented musicians and enjoying the camaraderie we share. But I know the band will carry on under new Co-Conductors Sandy Headrick and Bruce Weinberger. Both are longtime band members and both come from an extensive public school music teaching experience. I know they will share that experience with the Fresno Community Concert Band. They begin this season as Associate Conductors while I complete my final season and will assume artistic leadership of the band at the beginning of the 2018-2019 season. I wholeheartedly support them and will be in the audience for every concert.

This season promises to be one of our best featuring varied themes and repertoire. We are also including solo appearances from some of our finest members plus two of our favorite vocalists. Nothing would make me happier than to see you all in your seats for this season's concerts – and don't forget to bring friends!

With heartfelt appreciation,

Robert Nielsen

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