The Concert Bands (Prize Bands) were historically the forerunners of the Symphony Orchestras in this country. They brought a great range of music to the towns and communities through the performance of transcriptions of the great opera overtures and classical works from the well-known European composers. They also brought the popular works of the day. The great Bands of Edwin Franko Goldman, John Phillip Sousa, the Detroit Concert Band, the military bands and the orchestras of today keep the professional wind symphonies alive.

The Nashville Community Concert Band Strives to provide both the performer and the audience with a wide range of opportunity from the great transcriptions, to choral and band works, vocal accompaniment works and works from the modern and more challenging composers. Examples of works performed by the NCCB can be seen below. These pieces, however, certainly do not include everything the NCCB has performed for the last few years, but are representative of the mix and level of performance.

Over years the Director of Music has developed a venue for challenging literature through an annual joint program with area community bands in a format of individual and joint performance.

The Band regularly performs for the Jewish Community where Broadway Medleys, Big Band Music, Jewish Folk Music, and Marches have been featured. Similar programs are performed for the Metro Parks Summer Program in the Centennial Park Bandshell. These programs also include the classics and transcriptions which are appropriate for outdoor performance.

Classics and Transcriptions
Mars from the Planets by Holst
Universal Judgment, Camille DeNardis
Celebration Overture, Paul Creston
Canticle for Flutes, Elliot DelBorgo
Overture to "Candide", Bernstein, arr. Grundman
Polka and Fugue from "Schwanda the Bagpiper", Weinberger, arr. Bainum
Light Cavalry Overture, Von Suppe, Godfrey
Festive Overture, Shostakovich, arr. Hunsberger
Adagio for Strings, Barber
Russian Christmas Music, Reed
Finale to Shostakovich 5th, arr. Hunsberger
The Heavens are Telling, Haydn for Band and Choir
Jerusalem the Golden, Ives, for Band and Brass Quintet
Battle Hymn of the Republic, Wilhousky, for Band and Choir
Finale to Saint Saen's Organ Symphony, Band and Organ
Finale to New World Symphony, Dvorak
Ride of the Valkyrie, Wagner
Hallelujah Chorus, Handel for Band and Choir
1812 Overture, P.I. Tschaikovsky
Finale to 4th Symphony, P.I. Tschaikovsky
Duet from "Lakme", (as oboe duet), Leo Delibes
Coronation Anthem, "The King Shall Rejoice", G. F. Handel - Band and Chorus
Tulsa: A Symphonic Portrait in Oil , Don Gillis
Triumphal March and Ballet Music from "Aida" , Guiseppe Verdi arr. David Rumbelow
First Movement from the "Grieg Piano Concerto" arr. by DF Bain for Band and Piano
The Procession of the Noble by Rimsky-Korsakov (from the ballet-opera, "MLADA")
A Tribute to Copland arr. by Clare Grundman

Broadway Medleys
Fiddler on the Roof
South Pacific
Porgy and Bess

Movie Themes
Star Wars
The Wizard of Oz
Schindler's List Theme
The Music Man
The Sound of Music

The Volunteers - Sousa
El Capitan - Sousa
Manhattan Beach - Sousa
Washington Post - Sousa
King Cotton - Sousa
Emblem of Unity - Richards
National Emblem - Bagley
Bravura - Duble
The Circus Bee - Fillmore
Zacatecas - Codina

Bugler's Holiday - Anderson
Instant Concert - Walters
Offenbach Medley
Lassus Trombone - Fillmore

Big Band
Glenn Miller Medley
Big Bands in Concert
Big Band Signatures
Big Band Bash
Sinatra in Concert
Sophisticated Ladies

Composer Themes
Marvin Hamlisch Medley
Cole Porter Medley
Rogers and Hart Medley
Hoagy Carmichael in Concert

Vocal with Band
I've made My Plans for the Summer - Sousa
Sweetheart- I'm Waiting - Sousa
The Way You Look Tonight - Kern / Dorothy Fields
They Can't Take That Away from Me - Gershwin / Barker
As Time Goes By - Gershwin / Barker
America - Ray Charles version
God Bless the USA
Someone to Watch Over Me - Gershwin / Barker
Lincoln Portrait - Copeland w/ Narration
I am the Nation - backdrop of "America" arr. by Carmen Dragon, w/ Narration
Over the Rainbow for vocalist and concert band arr. Warren Barker

The Nutcracker Medley - DMPJ
Christmas Festival - Anderson
Bell Carol Theme
Twas the Night Before Christmas - w/Narration
Greensleeves - Reed
White Christmas w/ Chorus
Christmas Spectacular - Anderson
Stille Nacht - Gruber, Davis / Longfield
Christmas Recollections
Chanukah Festival Overture

Amparito Rocca - Texidor
Espana Cani
La Gazza Ladra - Rossini
Commando March - Barber
Funiculi Funicula
La Boheme Medley