Instrumental Groups

North Bay Wind Ensemble
Director: Harry Cadelago
The North Bay Wind Ensemble performs great works of band as well as transcriptions of orchestra literature. This large ensemble, made up of approximately 50 players of woodwinds, brass and percussion, have a long history of creating music of exceptional artistic quality. It offers an opportunity for the student and professional musicians and educators to work together in performing a repertoire of diversified musical styles. Repeatable course which fulfills large ensemble requirement for transfer. 

The Ensemble rehearses on Monday evening, 7:00 – 9:50 p.m. in the Orchestra Room (Room 142) in the Performing Arts Center. 

Napa Valley College Orchestra
Director: Harry Cadelago
The NVC Orchestra performs works from the standard chamber literature from Baroque through the contemporary periods. Joining with the other sections of instruments (brass, woodwinds and percussion) the strings of violins, violas, cellos and string bass give the group its beautiful singing tone. It offers an opportunity for the student and professional musicians and educators to work together in performing a repertoire of diversified musical styles. Repeatable course which fulfills large ensemble requirement for transfer.

The Orchestra rehearses on Wednesday evening, 7:00 – 9:50 p.m. in the Orchestra Room (Room 142) in the Performing Arts Center.

Jazz Ensemble
Director: Brian Simpson
The Napa Valley College Jazz Ensemble is a traditional Big Band. It is a talented mixture of student and professional community musicians. The sonority of the group consists of Saxophones, Trumpets, Trombones, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Piano and Voice.

The band will provide a public performance on the college campus and through the Napa area, and welcomes other opportunities to perform for a variety of venues' throughout the Community. The Ensemble meets on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 9:20 in the Orchestra Room (Room 142) of the new Performing Arts Center. Repeatable course which fulfills large ensemble requirement for transfer. 

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