Bay Area Concert Band

Director Stephen Simpkins

"We’re back!" The December 1, 2022, concert marks the first time back to performing indoors since 2020. The concert will be a combination of holiday and traditional concert band music.

We would truly love to see you!

The Bay Area Concert Band serves Coos Bay/North Bend and the surrounding communities. It consists of approximately 35 musicians from in and around the Bay Area including Myrtle Point, Coquille, and Bandon. Stephen Simpkins is the current director.

As of 2022-23 the band performs three concerts each year: two at the First Presbyterian Church in North Bend and a third one at Mingus Park in Coos Bay. The band annually kicks off the Oregon Coast Music Festival with the concert in the park.

The Concert Band is always looking for community participation as a musician, part of the audience, or a BACB contributor. We would love to have your support!

Upcoming 2022-23 Concert Dates

  • December 1, 2022 – 7:30 concert at the First Presbyterian Church in North Bend
  • March 30, 2023 - 7:30 concert at the First Presbyterian Church in North Bend
  • July 15, 2023 - 12:00 noon at Mingus Park. This event marks the first concert of the Oregon Coast Music Festival for the 2023 season.

Concerts are free although donations are gratefully accepted.

Bay Area Community Band photo