The Durham Community Concert Band (DCCB) invites young artists to enter its third BIANNUAL YOUTH CONCERTO COMPETITION. 

This contest is designed to give young wind and percussion players an opportunity to perform as soloists with the DCCB, and to encourage young artists by awarding cash prizes to be used at the winners’ discretion to further their studies on their instruments. The selected winner(s) will perform with the Durham Concert Band on the March 19th, 2017 at North Carolina School of Math and Science.


First Prize will be a cash award of $500 and a guaranteed opportunity to perform with DCCB. Second Prize will be a cash award of $250 and the probability of performing with DCCB as time permits.


The 2017 DCCB Youth Concerto Competition is open to wind and percussion players ages 14-20 on March 19th, 2017 who reside or study in Durham-area counties: Durham, Orange, Chatham, and Wake. There is no application fee to enter the competition.


Applicants must complete an Application Form and submit one Letter of Recommendation from a private teacher or band director. DCCB Board members and Music Director will review applications and select those who are eligible to audition. Those selected for auditions must prepare a substantial section from a concerto or another solo work with band accompaniment for their particular instrument and must provide their own piano accompanist for the audition. Audition repertoire may be selected from the list of suggestions enclosed (below). Other pieces may be proposed if there are suitable wind-band arrangements available for purchase or rental. Applicants proposing to perform a work not on the suggested list should consult with the Music Director before auditioning on that work. The panel of judges will consist of well-qualified wind/percussion professionals and adjudicators. Those auditioning must provide three copies of the music for the judges. The winner(s) of the competition must be available to rehearse with DCCB on Thursday evenings in Durham for up to three weekly rehearsals before the March 19th, 2017 concert.



Applications must be received by Monday, January 16th, 2017

Applicants will be notified if selected to audition and be given an audition time by January 31st

Auditions will be held on February 11th, 2017 at the Durham Arts Council Building, 120 Morris Street in Durham. Each person will be assigned a time for his/her audition.


Download and complete the Application:         2017YouthConcertoCompetition.doc


Be sure to keep a copy of the above information. 

Request a letter of recommendation from a private teacher or band director. Mail both of these to arrive by January 16th to:

    Durham Community Concert Band Concerto Competition
    P.O. Box 52133
    Durham, NC 27717


Our first CD is now available!

Favorites from the 2016
Durham Community Concert Band

1. Washington Post March 2:35     (John Philip Sousa)

2. The Hounds of Spring 9:46 (Alfred Reed)

3. A Geauga Fantasy 6:11 (Roy J. Hawthorne)

4. National Emblem March 3:01 (E.E. Bagley)

5. An American Elegy 10:53 (Frank Ticheli)

6. “H.M. Jollies” March 2:38 (Kenneth L. Alford)

7. Dusk 5:34 (Steven Bryant)

8. Finale from Third Movement, Symphony No. 6 3.29 (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arr. Larry Daehn)

$10.00 per copy
$4.00 postage and handling per order

We are working to get the on-line ordering system up soon. 

If you are interested in ordering a copy right away, please send an email to and we will contact you with ordering instructions.  Check back here soon for easy on-line ordering.


The DCCB was proud to host and perform at the
First Inaugural
Triangle Community Band Festival!
Here are a few pictures from our event!


The Durham Community Concert Band includes members of ALL ages and levels of musical talent. The band performs in Durham, NC and the surrounding area at fairs, celebrations, hospitals, malls, sporting events, churches, parks and retirement centers. Our repertoire includes pops, marches, classical, semi-classical, Broadway and other popular music.

Would you like to help us pick music for
DCCB performances?
Please suggest music with the form below.

Audience Survey

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The DCCB is proud to offer Band Camp Scholarships to local middle & high school student musicians. Please download our application to learn more about this exciting opportunity.    



The DCCB's programs are made possible in part by the Durham Arts Council's Annual Fund, and support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources.


Please Join Us!

If you play an instrument, come be a member of DCCB!             No auditions are required.

Rehearsals are Thursdays
7:15 to 9:15pm in the IBM Rehearsal Room at the Durham Arts Council
(120 Morris Street Durham, NC).

Upcoming Events:

Holiday Concert 
Durham Armory
220 Foster St.
Friday, December 16th

As always our Concerts are FREE and Family Friendly

Check our Calendar for dates, times and locations of upcoming performances.
We look forward to seeing you at ALL of our concerts! 

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The DCCB proudly supports

Habitat for Humanity 

and the 

Durham Crisis Response Center