Two Prime Directives
The Community Band and Chorus exist for two main purposes in our part of Oroville's music culture.
- The groups provide an outlet, for musically gifted folks to congregate, share, and utilize their gifts with like-minded people.
- The natural flip side of these collective gifts is to share them, to perform for the public that enjoys listening to music.
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:
- Provided a leisure time recreational activity for the musically talented.
- Provided musical growth and development for the musically talented.
- Provided significant service and positive leadership for Oroville’s music culture.
- Inspired others to do likewise in music and performing arts.
- Improved our community’s quality of life through music and performing arts.
- Offered affordable, live concerts, performances, and entertainment to local audiences, and regional non-profit organizations for national holiday celebrations, charitable benefits, or other occasions.