Bay Area Concert Band

Director Stephen Simpkins

The Bay Area Concert Band serves Coos Bay/North Bend and the surrounding communities. It consist of average of 45 musicians from in and around the Bay Area including Bandon, Coquille, Myrtle Point, and Reedsport. Stephen Simkins is the director.

As of 2023-24 the band performs 5 concerts a year four at the First Presbyterian Church in North Bend and one at Mingus Park. The band annually kicks off the Oregon Coast Music Festival with the concert in the park.

The BACB enthusiastically invites participation from the community as a musician, member of the audience or a financial contributor to the band. We welcome your support!

2024 Concert Dates

  • July 11, 2024 - 7:30 North Bend Presbyterian Church*
  • July 13, 2024 - 12:00 Coos Bay Mingus Park*


Featuring special guest performer Aaron Johnson, with Wilber Jensen, Ilya Lushtak, Dave Captein, and Dale Snyder. Reception follows Thursday’s performance.

Concerts are free although donations are gratefully accepted.

Bay Area Community Band photo

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