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2013 - 2014 Season


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  • "A Band Sampler"
  • October 20, 2013
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • "Sleigh Bells Ring"
  • December 8, 2013
  • at Shagoian Concert Hall
  • Guest Artist
    Hanna Nielsen York, Soprano
  • "Super Concert VIII"
  • January 26, 2014
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • "What's in a Name?"
  • March 16, 2014
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • "If it isn't Baroque"
  • April 21, 2013
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • "An Armed Forces Salute"
  • May 26, 2013
  • at Shaghoian Concert Hall
  • Guest Artist:
    Marissa Honda, Oboe

2012 - 2013 Season


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  • "The Final Frontier"
  • October 21, 2012
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • "Making Spirits Bright"
  • December 2, 2012
  • at Shagoian Concert Hall
  • Guest Artist
    Hanna Nielsen York, Soprano
  • "Super Concert VII"
  • January 27, 2013
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • "South of the Border"
  • March 17, 2013
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • "Music of the Theatre"
  • April 21, 2013
  • at Shaghoian Concert Hall
  • "America the Beautiful"
  • May 26, 2013
  • at Shaghoian Concert Hall
  • Guest Artist:
    Carl Gardner, Bassoon

2011 - 2012 Season


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  • "Animal Parade"
  • October 22, 2011
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • "A Most Wonderful Christmas!"
  • December 4, 2011
  • at Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • In Memory of
    David Putnam, Flutist
  • "Super Concert IV"
  • January 29, 2012
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • Guest Artist:
    Andrew van der Paardt, Oboe
  • "The Long and Short of It"
  • March 18, 2012
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • Guest Artist:
    Dale Engstrom, Conductor
  • In Memory of
    Larry L. Huck, Conductor
  • "April Showers"
  • April 15, 2012
  • at Shaghoian Concert Hall
  • Guest Artist:
    Dr. Kevin Cooper, Guitar
  • "American Classics"
  • May 27, 2012
  • at Shaghoian Concert Hall
  • Guest Artist:
    Bob Bergthold, Vocalist

2010 - 2011 Season


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  • "How Suite It Is!"
  • October 24, 2010
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • Featured Soloist:
    Jennifer Anderson,
    Alto Saxophone
  • "Holiday Memories"
  • December 5, 2010
  • at Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Guest Artists:
    Julie Dana, Director
  • Fresno City College
    City Singers
  • "Super Concert V"
  • January 30, 2011
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • Guest Artist:
    Laurell Huber, Organist
  • "Movie Music Magic"
  • March 20, 2011
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • Featured Soloist:
    Dan Pena, Trumpet
  • "Resplendent Glory"
  • April 17, 2011
  • at Shaghoian Concert Hall
  • Guest Artist:
    Vicki Shaghoian,
    Mezzo Soprano
  • "To Honor Them"
  • May 29, 2011
  • at Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Guest Artist:
    Jerry Lee, Narrator

2009 - 2010 Season


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  • "Around the World in 90 Minutes!"
  • October 25, 2009
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • "Holiday Serenade"
  • December 6, 2009
  • at Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Guest Artists:
    Fresno City College Choir

  • Julie Dana, Director
  • "Super Concert IV"
  • Janurary 31, 2010
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • Guest Artists:
    Dale Engstrom, Conductor
  • Katie Engstrom, Vocalist
  • "We Got Rhythm!"
  • March 21, 2010
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • Guest Artist:
    Barry Holm, Horn
  • "Freedom Forever"
  • May 30, 2010
  • at Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Guest Artist:
    Dr. Lawrence R. Sutherland, Conductor

2008 - 2009 Season


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  • "Bandtastic!"
  • October 26, 2008
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • "A Holiday Celebration"
  • December 7, 2008
  • at Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Guest Soloist:
    Billy Robinson, Alpenhorn
  • "Super Concert III"
  • January 31, 2009
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • Guest Soloist:
    Matthew Horton, Piano
  • "Musica Italia"
  • March 22, 2009
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • In Memory of
    Joan Johnson, Trumpet
  • "Remember the Heroes"
  • May 24, 2009
  • at Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Guest Soloist:
    Debbie Ruud, Vocalist

2007 - 2008 Season


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  • "One Scary Concert"
  • October 28, 2007
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • Guest Soloist:
    Joe Lizama, Percussionist
  • "A Holiday Celebration"
  • December 2nd, 2007
  • at Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • "Super Concert II"
  • February 2, 2008
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • "Mostly Sousa"
  • March 30, 2008
  • at Fresno City College Theatre
  • Featured Soloist:
    Eric Sherbon, Trombone
  • "A Time to Remember"
  • May 25, 2008
  • at Tower Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Guest Artist:
    Bob Bergthold, Vocalist
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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