Roseville Community Concert Band

The mission of the Roseville Community Concert Band (RCCB) is to:
1. Give qualified musicians of all ages, ranging from talented students to senior adults, the opportunity for individual musical expression and growth
2. Enhance the cultural experiences of those in the community by providing live music at public, private, and civic performances in Roseville and the surrounding areas
3. Educate the community about the importance of the performing arts

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Address: PO Box 23
Roseville, CA 95678
County or Parish: Placer County
Primary NTEE: Arts,Culture & Humanities 
Sub NTEE: Bands & Ensembles 
Executive Director: Joseph Oele
Contact Email:
Primary Phone: 916-572-8674
The Roseville Community Concert Band is an all-volunteer symphonic concert band that performs throughout the greater Roseville and South Placer communities. The RCCB was established in 2000 by Bill Hastings, a former military band director. In 2007, Ms. Stephanie Sugano was appointed as the next conductor and musical director of RCCB. After starting with only fifteen musicians, the band has grown to over fifty active members. Beginning in the summer of 2009, the RCCB sponsors two, week-long Youth Music Camps offering a variety of musical instruction to children in the 5th to 8th grades. The camp attracts many beginning and experienced young musicians from the surrounding area and continues to grow each year. The band has performed at many events throughout the community in the past 14 years including:
- Public concerts in the winter and spring
- Civic ceremonies such as Memorial Day and Veteran's Day observances
- Concerts for residents at local retirement communities, including: Sun City Roseville, Sun City Lincoln Hills, Springfield at Whitney Oaks, and Eskaton Retirement Community of Roseville
- Roseville community events, such as the Performing Arts of Roseville's Royer Park Summer Concert Series, Christmas Tree Lighting, Fourth of July Parade, Relay for Life Walk-a-thon and Roseville High School's 100th Anniversary Celebration
- Joint concerts with various high schools, middle schools and elementary schools in Roseville and the surrounding communities
- Regional events such as the annual Carmichael Park Band Festival and Carmichael Fourth of July Fireworks Display
- Children's concerts, including an instrumental petting zoo where young children are encouraged to touch and experiment with musical instruments
- Concert for a senior citizens at St. Rose of Lima Church
- Public performances at Whole Foods Market in Roseville
The needs of the Roseville Community Concert Band include raising funds to help us to continue giving scholarships to young musicians in need to attend our summer youth music camp and to help us continue to perform quality music in and around the greater Roseville and South Placer area.
Our top needs:
  1. Funding: Program - YOUTH MUSIC CAMP ($2000): Offering scholarships to our annual youth summer music camps will encourage children to continue their musical education throughout the summer months and will also enable us to include a more economically diverse group of children.
  2. Funding: Other - CONCERT PRODUCTION: Sheet music ($500): Every year, the RCCB plays a variety of music including traditional concert band repertoire, contemporary pops music (musicals and movies), as well as ceremonial and patriotic music.
  3. Space: Office or Other - PERFORMANCE VENUE RENTAL ($1000): We strive for at least two "formal" concerts per season in a local theater, providing comfortable seating and a climate controlled environment to our audience and musicians.
  4. Funding: Other - VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL SOLOISTS ($500): In striving to keep our concerts exciting and at the highest level of musicality, we would like to hire guest artists for concerts.
  5. Funding: Other - MARKETING ($200): One of the most important things to a musician is playing for an audience. Promoting our performances is important to our mission.
'No matter the culture or age of a person, everyone has been touched by music at some point in their lives. Music has the power to inspire, motivate, excite, express feelings, and invoke memories when words fail. Often times, audience members get up and start dancing at our concerts. Tears are shed. My favorite moments include the times where someone whom I have never met before thanks me for bringing happiness and meaning into their lives through music. When most people think of musicians, they think of the concerts that we perform. Although the RCCB gives concerts regularly throughout the year, many hours of preparation go into the performances. The musicians will tell you that the reasons they continue to play is about the connections they make with each other. The process of rehearsals include growth, hard work, and practice that give us a sense of accomplishment. Our high school members may have more in common with their much older band mates than they have in common with their lab partner in science class. The young musicians learn from the older mentors, and the older musicians stay inspired and on their toes by the younger musicians.'

'We welcome those of varying ability levels, ages, and experience. We have former professional musicians to middle school students, to folks who have not played in 50 years. Our members range in age from 13 to 91 years old. Music, like any other art form, is fluid and always changing, thus always exciting and interesting to play. No piece ever sounds the same twice, and this is why live music performances are such a great art form. The RCCB gives back to the community in more ways than concerts. Each June, the RCCB produces two, week-long music camps for children from the 4th through 8th grade. Campers participate in concert band, jazz band, world drumming, choir, and ukulele. With very low tuition, many children from the Roseville community and beyond participate. The RCCB gifted more than 25 scholarships last summer and hope to continue this trend. Credentialed music teachers are the instructors and talented high school and college students serve as counselors. Concert seasons and youth music camps do not happen on their own. The RCCB has organizational costs to help ensure the best possible musical experience for our members and audiences. Patrons, donors, and sponsors help keep our band alive and thriving. With your support comes our promise to continue to bring quality music and music education to our community.'

Thank you for your support!
Stephanie Sugano, Music Director, Roseville Community Concert Band