Join us at rehearsal

We rehearse Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Ayer Shirley Middle School in Shirley, MA.  We occasionally have concerts scheduled on Wednesdays in the Spring and Summer, so send an email to double check [email protected].

We do not rehearse if the Ayer Shirley School District is closed due to the weather (or sometimes if the district is closed for school vacation).

924 Perimeter Road, Shirley, MA

Membership information

Any local musician with a band instrument (woodwind, brass, or percussion) is invited to rehearse with the Band.  There are no auditions required. Participation in performances is at the discretion of the conductor. Regular rehearsal attendance is encouraged - the last two rehearsals before a concert are especially important.

For More information contact us at [email protected]


Sheet music is provided.  At concerts, players must provide their own music stands and chairs.

The Band is governed by a Board.  The Board is responsible for policy decision-making, financial record keeping, and communication with the membership.  The Board consists of five officers and up to five members-at-large.


The Nashoba Valley Concert Band does not charge any fees for membership.  Funding is provided by an annual fundraising mail campaign, and by donations from organizations and towns. 

Concert attire

Concert attire is black pants and white shirt for men, black pants/skirt and white blouse for women. Dress for the 4th of July Parades is red, white and/or blue (of course!). 

Active music list

The following pieces should be in your folder.  New members will be given music at rehearsal.  Contact us at [email protected] if you plan to attend, tell us which  instrument you play, and we will prepare music for you ahead of time.


1812 Overture

1941, The March from

All Glory Told

Amazing Grace

America Exultant

America the Beautiful

American Patrol

Americans We

Armed Forces on Parade

Armed Forces Salute

Baroque Hoedown

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Beauty and the Beast

Belgian Parachutists, March of the

Black Horse Troop

Blue and the Gray, The

Blue Danube

Capitan, El

Circus Days

Copland Portrait, A

Disney at the Oscars

Dixieland Spectacular

English Folk Song Suite

Entry of the Gladiators

Fantasy on American Sailing Songs

Fiddler on the Roof

Florentiner March

God Bless America

Holst Suites 1 and 2

Instant Concert

Irish Rhapsody, An

Looney Toons

Magic of Mozart, The

Marches of Mancini, The

My Fair Lady

National Emblem

Phantom of the Opera, The

Purple Carnival, The

Radetsky March

Sailing Songs

Semper Fidelis

Shadow of Your Smile, The


Sound of Music, The

South Rampart Street Parade

Spirit of the Heartland

Star Spangled Banner, The

Stars and Stripes Forever, The

Teddy Bears' Picnic, The

Themes Like Old Times II

Trojan March


Walking Frog, The

Washington Post March, The


The NVCB is supported in part by grants from the following Local Cultural Councils, which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a State agency.

  • Acton Boxborough LCC
  • Ayer LCC
  • Harvard LCC
  • Groton LCC
  • Leominster LCC
  • Westford LCC

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