About the Band

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Rehearsals and Joining the Band

If you enjoyed playing an instrument in college or high school band and are interested in playing with the Pacific Coast Concert Band, please call Mr. Bell, the Band Director, at 760-390-2990.

We are now the Pacific Coast Concert Band. Rehearsals are 7-9:15 PM Thursday nights, please contact Kenneth Bell, Director, for full details. Click here to email him. or call 760 390-2990.

Message from our Director

Kenneth Bell, Director
760 390-2990

The Pacific Coast Concert Band is excited to announce our Fall season! Beginning in September, we will be furthering our evolution in new directions. We will continue to stir the blood of our audiences with marches, patriotic songs, and energizing music from around the world, but we will also be turning our ears to music written specifically for celebratory events. We will explore and compare the unique sonorities of brass, reeds and percussion and how composers have combined those timbres in fascinating sonic recipes through the centuries.

The Pacific Coast Concert Band brings flexibility to your concert venue. We can tailor our concert repertoire for audiences of any age, offering choices of special occasion music to set the mood for holidays and any celebration.

We can offer concerts for young audiences for school programs, and offer instrumental demonstrations and coaching in brass, woodwind and percussion.

For more information, contact Kenneth Bell, Director,
760 390-2990, or email him at hemi3ola@gmail.com

With warmest regards,
Kenneth Bell
Conductor/Music Director


Sample Program

John Williams Symphonic Marches
Big Band Showcase
American Barndance
Big Band Spectacular
Liberty Fanfare
In The Miller Mood
Fugue on Yankee Doodle
Star Spangled Spectacular
An Outdoor Overture
America the Beautiful
Stars and Stripes Forever


The PCCB is a non-profit organization.  To make a donation click here

*For more information, please contact the Band Director at 760-390-2990 or e-mail PCCB


Meet Our Director

Kenneth Bell was honored by the 2012 Oceanside Music Festival.
Read his article, "Music and the Fine Arts" here.

Ken BellKenneth Bell brings a wide range of musical experience to the Pacific Coast Concert Band, and has served as our conductor since 1992.  He is a versatile performer with a long history of musical achievement.  He served in the U.S. Army as French Horn instructor, concert band conductor and test development specialist at the Armed Forces Forces School of Music 1966-1969.  He has directed church choral programs on the East and West coasts for over 50 years, and has directed choir at Fallbrook United Methodist Church for 20 years. As a basso-cantante, Mr. Bell has performed over 50 opera roles and performed in oratorio, recital, off-Broadway and musical theater throughout the U.S., including New York City Opera,  San Francisco Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Seattle Opera and Spoleto Festival in Italy.

He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Musica Sacra, New England Bach Festival, Abbey Singers and was a member of the Waverly Consort for seven years.  He was assistant conductor to David Chase with the LaJolla Symphony Chorus for 25 years, and as a member of the music faculty of Palomar College, conducted the Concert Band in over 70 performances.