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Ticket Information
Season Pass ($70)
  • 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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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 $12 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.
  • Concerts at the Fresno City College Theater are free.
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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).

2017 ~ 2018 Concert Schedule

Join us as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary and honor our Conductor Robert Nielsen who retires at the end of the season. Every concert will be a winner, and Conductor Nielsen’s final concert on May 27, 2018 will be a tribute to him as he leads the band in some of his favorite music. A spectacular season by this spectacular band!

Mother Earth Elaine Wilkinson, Flute
3:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Fresno City College Theatre (map)

Guest Artist:

  • Elaine Wilkinson, Flute
    2017 FCCB Scholarship Winner

For this opening concert of the band’s 25th anniversary season, we focus on our own planet as we celebrate Earth’s beauty through music depicting the sea, mountains, valleys, forests, and rivers and man’s relationship to it all. Hear Vaughan Williams Sea Songs, Mt. Everest by Rossano Galante, Earthdance by Michael Sweeney, To a New Dawn by Philip Sparke and more! We’ll also present our 2017 scholarship winner in the beautiful Concertino by Chaminade.

Happy Holidays! Diego Zarate-White, Clarinet
3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Shaghoian Concert Hall,
Clovis North High School (map)

Featured Soloist:

  • Diego Zarate-White, Clarinet

Our annual holiday concert filled with music for the entire family featuring our Principal Clarinetist Diego Zarate-White playing Mozart! Other holiday favorites include Polar Express, a Festive Fanfare for Christmas, music from Hansel and Gretel and a powerful antiphonal piece by Gabrieli for brass. We’ll even ring in the New Year with a Christmas Auld Lang Syne!

Super Concert XII - Curtain Up!
Dan Peña, Trumpet Eric Sherbon, Trombone
3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Fresno City College Theatre (map)

Featured Soloists:

  • Dan Peña, Trumpet
  • Eric Sherbon, Trombone

Guest Artists:

  • Hanna York, Soprano
  • Brian Lummis, Tenor

A super concert with music from Hollywood to Broadway and beyond! You won’t want to miss Fandango for trumpet, trombone and band by Joseph Turrin and music from your favorite movies and Broadway shows including Silverado, Brigadoon, Star Trek, Lion King and even selections from Moana! We’ll also feature our two vocal soloists in music from your favorite operettas and show tunes. Something for everyone!

Brian Lummis, Tenor Hanna York, Soprano
LOL (Laugh Out Loud)
LOL (Laugh Out Loud)
3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Fresno City College Theatre (map)
 

From toy instruments to syncopated clocks to sit-coms, this concert will definitely tickle your funny bone with Robert Buckley’s LOL (Laugh Out Loud), Kinder Sinfonie by Haydn, Mother Goose March by Sousa, The Lone Ar’ranger by Philip Buttall and much more! A concert full of fun where laughing is allowed!

Band Geeks and Proud of It!
Dan Peña, Conductor
3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Shaghoian Concert Hall,
Clovis North High School (map)

Guest Artists:

  • Sanger High School Wind Ensemble
    • Dan Peña, Conductor
    • Alan Moffett, Assistant Conductor

The Fresno Community Concert Band showcases the Sanger High School Wind Ensemble in a joint concert of band music played by the FCCB and some of the area’s finest young musicians. We’ll kick off the concert with a fanfare and also play Hindemith’s March from Symphonic Metamorphosis and Overture in C for Winds by Mendelssohn. Sanger then takes over with Fanfare and Allegro by Clifton Williams and Danzon by Arturo Marquez followed by both bands together in several great band works ending with Robert Jager’s Sinfonia Nobilissima. Don’t miss this concert showcasing one of the area’s top high school bands!

Bob's Big Bash!
Robert Nielsen, Conductor Irene Klug Nielsen, Flute
3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Shaghoian Concert Hall,
Clovis North High School (map)

Featured Soloist:

  • Irene Klug Nielsen, Flute

Celebrating 25 years of music making with conductor Robert Nielsen, this concert highlights some of his favorite works as his tenure draws to a close. He has selected some of the finest music written for concert band - William Schuman’s New England Triptych, A Jubilant Overture by Alfred Reed and the powerful Universal Judgement by Camille de Nardis, as well as three movements from Bach’s Suite in B Minor performed by Principal Flutist Irene Klug Nielsen. The band is also proud to present the world premiere of a special commissioned work by composer Mike Dana. What a concert! Congratulations Bob!

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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