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Ticket Information
Season Pass ($75)
  • Guarantees you a seat for all six indoor concerts. (Your seat will be held until 5 minutes before the scheduled performance start time.)
  • Seated first for best seat selection.
  • A much appreciated way you can support the band!
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Buy Season Tickets Online: 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
Individual Concerts
  • Due to limited seating capacity, tickets are required for concerts at the Shaghoian Concert Hall, and the Fresno City College Theatre.
  • Concerts at the Shaghoian Concert Hall are $14 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.
  • Concerts at the Fresno City College Theater are free.
How To Get Tickets

There are several ways to get tickets to the band concerts.

  1. Print the Season Pass Order Form or Individual Concerts Ticket Order Form using the green buttons above.Fill out the form and mail it to the address shown on the form with a check, if appropriate.
  2. Tickets to individual concerts and Shaghoian Hall can usually be purchased online a few weeks before the concert. A link will appear next to the concert listing to the left.
  3. Season Passes and individual concert tickets can be purchased at Murphy Bank on Palm Avenue at Fig Garden Village.
  4. Tickets are available at the door, beginning one hour prior to each performance, until sold out.
  5. Tickets for Fresno City College Theatre concerts may be obtained from the Fresno City College box office (442-8221).

2018 ~ 2019 Concert Schedule

Traditions and New Beginnings
3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Fresno City College Theatre (map)

We salute great music played by the band in the past with Mainstreet Celebration and Horse and Buggy - even a Sousa march! Then we celebrate a new era with new music - the beautiful Nostalgia by Galante and the unusual Godzilla Eats Las Vegas plus much more. You don't want to miss this concert!

Winter Magic Guest Artist: Hanna York, Soprano
3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Shaghoian Concert Hall,
Clovis North High School (map)

Guest Artist:

  • Hanna York, Soprano

Experience the magic of the season with this blend of traditional and new holiday music with the band's favorite soprano, Hanna York as guest soloist. From carols like Patapan, Do You Hear What I Hear and It Came upon a Midnight Clear to original compositions - A John Rutter Christmas II and The Eighth Candle, there will be music for the entire family. Begin your holiday season with us!

Super Concert XIII - I Recommend
3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Fresno City College Theatre (map)

Guest Artist:

  • Eva Scow, Mandolin and Violin

With great programming recommendations from band and audience alike, we will play everyone's favorite pieces, both old and new. Eva Scow, virtuoso mandolinist and violinist, in her first appearance with the band, will be featured as soloist in a variety of pieces. Come be surprised by the excellent, eclectic and exciting choices you and the band have made. What a super concert!

Irish Stew Guest Artist: Brian Lummis, Tenor
3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Fresno City College Theatre (map)

Guest Artist:

  • Brian Lummis, Tenor

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this feast of delicious Irish tunes. Brian Lummis, will once again join the band singing Danny Boy and other Irish favorites. Also programmed on this unique concert are Highlights from Riverdance, The Rakes of Mallow, Irish Washerwoman and more. Come and enjoy the rhythmical and beautifully melodic music from the Emerald Isle!

Welcome to the Magic Kingdom
3:00 p.m. only
Shaghoian Concert Hall,
Clovis North High School (map)

Guest Artists:

  • Sierra High School Band & Choir
  • Bruce Weinberger, Conductor

Be our guest on a magical, musical adventure through the minds of Walt Disney and J.R.R. Tolkien. With us on this adventure will be the outstanding Sierra High School Band & Choir conducted by our own Bruce Weinberger. You'll hear Mickey Mouse March, The Hobbits, Prince Charming March, The Little Mermaid and more! A concert for "kids" of all ages! (Only one concert will be performed at 3 pm.)

An American Tribute
3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Shaghoian Concert Hall,
Clovis North High School (map)

Guest Artists:

  • Nathan Sobieralski, Trumpet

As we play this concert, we honor those who have served and sacrificed for our country and those who continue to serve. Joining us on this special concert is Nathan Sobieralski, renowned trumpet soloist and teacher. From the thought provoking At Dawn They Slept to Copland's Appalachian Spring and Elegy for a Young American, we remember our heroes and celebrate the country in which we live.

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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