The Northern California Band Association (NCBA) provides judging for band competitions in Northern/Central California and Northern Nevada. These competitions include field competitions, band reviews, concert band, jazz band, winter guards, percussion, and solo drum major competitions.

The NCBA was established in 1990 by music directors in to provide an organization that could judge diverse marching band competitions that were being run by independent organizations. The goal was to provide consistency from competition to competition along with a slate of highly skilled judges.

The goal of the organization is to not only provide judging for competitions, but to provide quality adjudication that supports education.

A message from Mr. Rowland Nielson’s Family on his recent passing:

Rowland Nielson passed peacefully on Sunday morning April 9th at his daughter’s home in Reno.  His wife Elsie and his son’s and daughter’s families were by his side.

Services for Rowland Nielson will be Wednesday, April 19th at 11 a.m. at the LDS Church in Ukiah, 1137 S. Dora Street.  There will be a graveside dedication at Russian River Cemetery immediately following the service and concluding with a reception at the LDS church.

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, individuals consider making a donation in Rowland’s name to Ukiah Hospice 620 South Dora Street, Suite 101. http://www.hospiceofukiah.com/donations.html

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