The following information is courtesy of Dan Shilstat, band manager, (h) 615-352-7713 and (c) 615-631-5884.
The Nashville Community Concert Band is now in its 38th year. Ted Hellegaard is the Director Emeritus, Thomas H Steger is the Principal Conductor and Director of Music and Keith Heim is the Associate Conductor and there are several Assistant Conductors including Elaine Braun. The Community Education Program has closed, but the Band, which is a non-profit corporation, continues to exist for the benefit of the Nashville Community and those who want to play. The Band has more than 60 active members and is getting ready for Memorial Weekend, Fathers Day, and a Pre 4th of July Concert at First Baptist Church of Fairview ( Dr. Bill Sherman became Pastor there after retiring from Woodmont Baptist Church and he still plays trombone in the Band ). This band has had over 400 different people play in it during its 38 years and has given about 400 Concerts. No one is paid--this is a voluntary effort.
Sun, May 29th, the NCCB provides a Patriotic Music Program at 1-2pm at the State Veteran's Cemetery on McCrory Lane. There is the Traditional " For Whom The Bell Tolls " which begins at 11 am. The Services are hosted by The Davidson County Veteran's Coordinating Council and American Legion Post 5 and The State Veteran's Cemetery.
Sunday, May 29th, the NCCB provides a program of Patriotic Music at The Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens on Hwy 100 about 3 miles west of The Loveless Motel Cafe. The Program is hosted by Harpeth Hills Memorial Gardens and Family Legacy Cemeteries and Funeral Homes. The Program begins at 3:30pm.
Monday, May 30th, The Nashville Community Concert Band provides a program of Patriotic Music at The Nashville National Veteran's Cemetery from 1-2pm and guest speakers and a flyover after the Band plays. There is a program at 11am to honor the Native Americans who served this nation followed by Patriotic Band Music. The Program is sponsored by The Nashville National Veteran's Cemetery on Gallatin Rd, the Davidson County Veteran's Coordinating Council and the American Legion Post 5.
The above programs are free and open to the public and honor those veterans who have served us all. Please come out on Memorial to these Programs and Services. The Band members are to be in their seats 30 minutes before each of these. Also the folks helping to set up should be there 45 minutes before performance time.
Sunday, June 19th, 7pm - The Nashville Community Concert Band performs its annual Father's Day Concert after the Artisan's Fair at Centenial Park. So bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy The Band. This program is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Summer Music Program of The Metro Parks.
Sunday, June 26th, 4:30pm at The First Baptist Church of Fairview. The Nashville Community Concert Band performs a Pre July 4th Program of Music. The Program is free and open to the Public and sponsored by The First Baptist Church of Fairview.
The Band takes a short break in July and will pick back up with Programs in September, October, November, and December. We will furnish information to you about these Concerts in August.