The Durham Community Concert Band is made up of members of all ages and levels of musical talent. The band performs in Durham, North Carolina and the surrounding area at fairs, celebrations, hospitals, malls, sporting events, churches, parks and retirement centers. Our repertoire includes marches, classical, semi-classical, Broadway and other popular literature.
We are holding our biannual YOUTH CONCERTO COMPETITION again this year , with cash prizes for the winners and the chance to perform with us at the Carolina Theater on May 3, 2015. So if you are age 14-20 and play an instrument or know someone that fits that description , please visit our News page and download and complete the Application so we may receive it via Snail Mail by the January 23, 2015 deadline.
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The DCCB is proud to offer band camp scholarships to local 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, please accept our invitation to become a member. No auditions are required.
Rehearsals are held Thursdays from 7:15pm to 9:15pm in the IBM Rehearsal Room at the Durham Arts Council
(120 Morris Street Durham, NC).
Our new season is underway and the 2014 portion of it has ended with our recent Holiday concerts.
We kicked off the 2015 New Year with our annual Reading Band on Saturday Jan 3rd . Anyone that plays an instrument was welcome and encouraged to join us and many did as several of the local area bands were represented, in all departments, with a great turnout. We sight read and played through quite a few pieces of music that were new to some and familiar to some and I feel safe in saying, enjoyed by all.
The NEXT concert is:
Our annual CROP Hunger Walk kickoff on Sunday March 22nd, 2015, of the 41st CROP Hunger Walk in front of Duke Chapel. We will begin playing tunes, at about 1 PM and play until 2:30, when the volunteers are ushered off onto their journey by us and a few local celebrities, to raise donations to help prevent world wide hunger.
The link below will allow you to view the official site for the Durham CROP Hunger Walk and learn more about this charitable event.
Please come out to enjoy the music , support the volunteers and/or walk in the event.
As always our concerts are FREE and family friendly
Click on the Calendar link on this page for dates, times and details of these and other upcoming DCCB performances as they are scheduled and confirmed.
We look forward to seeing you and your friends at any or ALL of our ALWAYS FREE performances !
Our 2014-2015 Season started of with a bang; or I should say a "Dance" as we performed our Annual Fall Concert themed "Shall We Dance". It was performed outside at the Durham Central Park Pavilion. The NC School of Science and Math Band joined us, along with the newest group in town, from our local Croasdaile Village; The Rusty Pipes. A highlight was the audience and NCSSM band members participation dancing as The Rusty Pipes played "The Chicken Song". It was a wonderful audience turnout of 250+ and they all enjoyed the perfect weather while lounging on the lawn to dance medleys from The King and I and Grease, followed by an Irish Jig, a Hoe Down, a Russian Cossack Dance, sambas, polkas and more. I think we can safely say "A good time was had by All"!
Thanks You to our audience members for making it a wonderful for us. If you missed the park performance you can prepare for the next public OUTSIDE performance next year on June 20th (the day before Father's Day) for our annual Father's Day