DCCB News


2016 Fall Concert at Durham Central Park

posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:16 AM by Durham Community Concert Band   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 11:26 AM ]


2017 Youth Concerto Competition

posted Dec 1, 2016, 9:41 AM by Durham Community Concert Band   [ updated Dec 1, 2016, 9:52 AM ]

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.

PRIZES

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.

ELIGIBILITY

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.

GUIDELINES

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.

TIMELINE

Application: 

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

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

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.


HOW TO APPLY

Download and complete the Application:         2017YouthConcertoCompetition.doc

                                                                               ConcertoList.pdf


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

DCCB Annual Spring Concert April 2016

posted Jul 14, 2016, 12:42 PM by Durham Community Concert Band   [ updated Jul 14, 2016, 12:44 PM ]


1st Triangle Community Band Festival - June 2016

posted Jun 27, 2016, 10:03 AM by Durham Community Concert Band   [ updated Jul 14, 2016, 12:40 PM ]

Holiday Concert with Durham Chorale 2015

posted Apr 20, 2016, 12:07 PM by Durham Community Concert Band   [ updated Apr 20, 2016, 12:09 PM ]

Fathers Day Concert June 2015

posted Apr 20, 2016, 12:05 PM by Durham Community Concert Band

Durham Community Concert Band Youth Concerto Competition 2015

posted Jan 7, 2015, 9:57 PM by Durham Community Concert Band

                         

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 May 3,  2015  32nd Anniversary Concert at the Carolina Theatre.

PRIZES

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.

ELIGIBILITY

The 2015 DCCB Youth Concerto Competition is open to wind and percussion players ages 14-20 on May 3, 2015 who reside or study in Durham-area counties: Durham, Orange, Chatham, and Wake. There is no application fee to enter the competition.

GUIDELINES

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 May, 2015  concert.

TIMELINE

Application: 

Applications must be received by Friday, January 23, 2015. 
Notification: 

Applicants will be notified if selected to audition and be given an audition time by Friday, January 28
Audition:

Auditions will be held on Saturday, February 28, at the Durham Arts Council Building, 120 Morris Street in Durham. Each person will be assigned a time for his/her audition.


HOW TO APPLY

Download and complete the Application:         2015YouthConcertoCompetition.doc

                                                                               ConcertoList.pdf


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 23 to:

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

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posted Jul 2, 2014, 2:39 PM by Durham Community Concert Band   [ updated Jan 7, 2015, 9:41 PM ]


A New and Fun Concert Season Beginning in the Fall of 2014

posted Jun 17, 2014, 2:01 PM by Durham Community Concert Band   [ updated Jul 2, 2014, 2:36 PM ]

The 2014/2015 Concert Season will see our return to the Carolina Theater for our 32nd season, after our successful 30th Anniversary  Concert there 2 seasons ago.
We hope to see you again with your friends and family for some fun and FREE concerts during the upcoming season! 

A Concert for the Holidays (2013)

posted Nov 17, 2013, 7:46 PM by Durham Community Concert Band   [ updated Nov 17, 2013, 7:50 PM ]

DURHAM COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND presents 


Saturday, December 14, 2013    
2:00 pm
Northgate Mall, 1058 W Club Blvd., Durham
(in front of Macy's)
 

Help us celebrate the holidays 
with a FREE concert at Northgate Mall!


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