Northern California Band & Choir Directors' Association
Thank you to all participants in the 2019 Honor Ensemble Weekend. Our next Honor Event will be at Humboldt State University.
If you would like to listen to - and download - the 2019 performances, click here!
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that NCBCDA acknowledges the passing of a dear friend. Eric Hammer, director of Bands at the University of the Pacific, and mentor to thousands of music students and teachers, passed away on Monday, January 28th, 2019.
Dr. Hammer directed the NorCal honor bands in 2001 and 2014. Moreover, he has had a huge influence on all of us in the music education profession. A more loving, inspiring and energetic teacher you will not find. Be it through school visits, clinics, honor bands, or hallway conversations, Dr. Hammer left a permanent mark on us all. He is already greatly missed.
Alumni in the News
4 year NorCal Participant and Heistand scholarship recipient, Rose Campion recently recieved the honor of being named valedictorian of University of Southern California. Here is a video of her speech (posted with her permission), at the 2018 USC graduation ceremony. Congratulations to Rose and brava!
Video of Rose Campion's Speech
or click this URL for the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjetzdQc3t4&t=7s