Directors

Dr. John Mitchum

2004-2007

Mr. Don Reynolds

2007-2008

Mr. Richard Dickson

2008-2010

Mr. Randy Elrod

2010-2012

Mrs. Amy Scott Thrift

2012-2015

Dr. Marc P. Dickman

2015-present

Our Story

Created in 2004 as 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 born in 2012.                       A membership roster of 40 full-time residents included: music educators, college students, and folks who love playing their horn. Now a multi-generational ensemble, the group is recognized for a repertoire of classics, pops, marches, audience sing-a-longs, and movie medleys. 

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Band President Chuck Belinski  accepted a Proclamation from Fernandina Beach Mayor Johnny Miller. The City of Fernandina Beach formally recognized the Nassau Community Band as an asset to the community. 

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