The Nassau Community Band
Our History / Our Story
Created in 2004 as a local chapter of the "New Horizons Band", a group of adults connected with the Amelia Arts Academy started rehearsing at the Peck Community Center. With a seasonal membership of 20 musicians, the group quickly became known for offering free concerts and a relaxed rehearsal experience for persons reuniting with their instruments.
The closing of the Amelia Arts Academy resulted in the restructuring of the group and the "Nassau Community Band" was formed in 2012.
A membership roster of 40 to 50 musicians of all ages (currently 14 to 87 years young) that come from all walks of life, military, business owners, medical professionals, factory workers, music educators, college students, and folks who love playing concert band music.
Now a multi-generational ensemble, the group is recognized for a repertoire of classics, pops, marches, audience sing-a-longs, movie medleys, and the unexpected.
We perform in various locations in the North East Florida area for a variety of events. One of our big concerts of the year is the annual Fourth of July Concert in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, culminating with Fireworks. We also play at the annual Christmas Tree lighting and the Dickens on Centre festival. Throughout the year the Nassau Community Band can be seen around the area.