Concerts

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South of the Border

Fall Concert
Join the North Oakland Concert Band for “South of the Border”. Highlights include Bizet’s “Carmen Suite from the Opera,” Chick Corea’s “Spain” arranged by Paul Murtha, and “Symphonic Suite from Rio” arranged by Erik Rozendom.
Location: Lake Orion High School
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM
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“Fundraiser for NOCB”

Featuring the North Oakland Dixieland Band
The North Oakland Dixieland Band will present a wine and cheese concert to benefit the North Oakland Concert Band. This popular annual fundraising event will feature traditional swing and jazz music performed in a casual cabaret setting.
Location: Orion Center
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM
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A Holiday Celebration

Holiday Concert
The North Oakland Concert Band presents our annual holiday concert entitled “A Holiday Celebration”. This program is sure to get you in the holiday spirit, with highlights including “Patapan” arranged by Shelley Hanson, “Breath of Heaven” arranged by Jay Dawson, and “The Prayer” arranged by Luc Vertominen.
Location: Lake Orion High School
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM
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Sojourn

Winter Concert
Join the North Oakland Concert Band for “Sojourn.” Highlights include Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City” arranged by Donald Hunsberger, “The Seafarer” by Hayden Wood, and “Fleodreodum” by Eric Swiggers.
Location: Lake Orion High School
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM
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Spring Musicale

Small Ensemble Concert
Come and join us as the North Oakland Concert Band presents “A Spring Musicale,” an afternoon of music performed by small ensembles from the NOCB. This annual benefit concert will feature band members and friends performing a variety of works in a casual concert setting. Beer, wine and snacks will be served.
Location: Orion Center
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM
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Promising Skies

Featuring Carl Grapentine - Narrator
The North Oakland Concert Band presents “Promising Skies.” This concert includes “Uranus” from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” and “Promising Skies” by Robert Smith. Carl Grapentine will join us to narrate “The Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copland.  Carl is recently retired from WFMT Classical Radio in Chicago and is the long-time announcer of The Michigan Marching Band and UM Football. Our special guests are the winners of this year’s NOCB concerto competition.
Location: Lake Orion High School
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM
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Summertime - Summer Concert
Join the North Oakland Concert Band for “Summertime!” The program features music that will get you relaxed for the summer, featuring John Williams’ “The Cowboys” arranged by James Curnow, “Georgia on My Mind” arranged by Robert Smith, and “Glenn Miller in Concert” arranged by William Gottarbinson.
Location: Wildwood Amphitheater Lake Orion
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM
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