Band
 
OROVILLE COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND & CHORUS

Two Prime Directives

The Community Band and Chorus exist for two main purposes in our part of Oroville's music culture.

  1. The groups provide an outlet, for musically gifted folks to congregate, share, and utilize their gifts with like-minded people.
  2. The natural flip side of these collective gifts is to share them, to perform for the public that enjoys listening to music.

Major Performances

OCCB's annual 4July concerts are an Oroville area tradition, attended by as many as 1,500 people each year.  These performances foster an appreciation for music, patriotism, and pride in public institutions.

The band performs for the public each spring in Oroville's civic celebration of Feather Fiesta Days, and presents a Christmas concert, and Winter Festival concert each year.  The WinterFest, 4July, and Christmas concerts are part of the cultural offerings in downtown Oroville's State Theater.  We also perform for public functions.  

The band has participated in public concerts to raise funds, or awareness,  supporting the music education programs of Berry Creek Elem, Biggs High School, Concow Elem, Durham High School, Nelson Avenue School, Oroville Christian School, Palermo Middle School, Paradise High School, River Valley High (Yuba City), and St. Thomas School.  The band has also performed Veterans Day or Memorial Day tributes for Gridley VFW, Paradise, and Oroville.

What Have The Music Groups Done For The Community?

There are six main things to consider.  We have:

  1. Provided a leisure time recreational activity for the musically talented.
  2. Provided musical growth and development for the musically talented.
  3. Provided significant service and positive leadership for Oroville’s music culture.
  4. Inspired others to do likewise in music and performing arts.
  5. Improved our community’s quality of life through music and performing arts.
  6. Offered affordable, live concerts, performances, and entertainment to local audiences, and regional non-profit organizations for national holiday celebrations, charitable benefits, or other occasions.
 
OVERVIEW AND HISTORY

Prepared by Eric L. Zancanella

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. AN OVERVIEW OF OUR MUSICAL GROUPS

2. BAND AND CHORUS ROOTS IN BIRDCAGE

3. GETTING THE BAND STARTED

4. FIRST GIGS AND FINAL NAME CHANGE

5. SPEAKING OF ENSEMBLES, THE CHORUS WAS SOON ADDED

6. MUSIC CO-DIRECTORS, DAVE CHOLLET AND DICK ZANCANELLA

7. MORE MUSIC DIRECTORS

8. JIM MOLL, MASTER OF CEREMONIES

9. OUR YOUNG AND OLD PERFORMERS

10. FEATHER FIESTA DAYS, AND OCS CONCERTS

11. REHEARSAL FACILITIES AND UNIFORMS

12. OROVILLE STATE THEATRE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

13. NOTEWORTHY NEWS AND CLIPPINGS OF BAND AND CHORUS