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March 16, 2020

NHBCOS was notified by UCCS and The Ent Center last Thursday afternoon that all scheduled events were being canceled. The NHBCOS Board of Directors also chose to cancel the Orchestra and Purple Mountain Clarinet Concert as well as the last two weeks of rehearsals in the Spring Semester. These are different times and the health and safety of our musicians and their families are at the top of our list of priorities. 

Please watch this site for additional word on the Summer Semester events and beyond. Stay safe. Stay healthy. And continu...

March 6, 2020

If April showers bring May flowers and Mayflowers bring Pilgrims, what does March bring?

An NHBCOS concert schedule that will shower you with a boatload of great music all month long! 

The concerts scheduled this month are:

March 11, 6:30 p.m. Recital of NHBCOS soloists and small group ensembles. Prince of Peace Church (4720 Galley Rd, Colorado Springs). Free (with free-will offering taken for the church). 

March 23, 7:00 p.m. - Kicks Jazz Band Concert with the Academy Jazz Ensemble at Ent Center for the Arts (tickets available...

December 11, 2019

Our Annual Fundraising and Donor Appreciation Gala at Tap Traders 2 weeks ago was too much fun. The photos have developed and posted on our Gallery but they won't give you any sense of the tasty food, satisfying beverages, the beautiful gift baskets and the fabulous music (thanks, All In Jazz!). A special thank you to all of the NHBCOS members who donated content for the gift baskets and to Marcia and team for creating the stunning array. The balloons are still floating!  You can still help us raise more FUNds by going to

November 10, 2019

The NHBCOS Orchestra is holding their 2019 Fall Concert on Monday, November 18, 2019, starting at 7:00 p.m. The concert, under the direction of Ingri Fowler will be at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (4720 Galley Rd, Colorado Springs) and is free. The performance will feature the NHBCOS Orchestra and Prep Orchestra, the Intermediate String Class (under the direction of Carla Scott) and young musicians from Colorado Springs Youth Symphony (CSYSA).

November 9, 2019

Our Fall Concert on Nov 24 will have a Sunday afternoon full of some of the best music ever heard at the Ent Center for the Arts. A little Latin, little Blues, little Holiday Jazz, and a guest soloist, Sergei Vassiliev, Principal Clarinet for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. It will be an afternoon you won't forget. Tickets on sale now online or Ent Center Box Office (719) 255-3232. 

October 23, 2019

It’s time to pull those Toe Tappin’ shoes out of the closet. The NHBCOS Kicks Jazz Band Fall Concert is scheduled for Monday, Nov 4 starting at 7:00 p.m. The Concert will be held in the beautiful Ent Center for the Arts (5225 N. Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs). Tickets are available at the Ent Center Box Office (719-255-3232) or online at

October 23, 2019

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October 1, 2019

Please welcome our newest corporate sponsor to the NHBCOS Family: Hearing Consultants of Colorado Springs! With the ever increasing size (and age) of our membership and audience, this is a sponsor that is meant for us! We would love to see our audience hearing our music better and maybe a few more of our musicians enjoying the benefit of improved hearing!.

June 17, 2019

Summer may be a time to sit back and relax, but our musicians just keep on playing! Please join us at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (4720 Galley Road, intersection of Galley and Wooten) for our 2019 Summer Concert, Thursday, June 27. The program will feature the Concert Band, directed by Matt Wessner, followed by the Symphonic Band, directed by Mark Israel. Add this to your calendar now!

June 11, 2019

You heard them this Spring at the fabulous Ent Center for the Arts. Soon the wait for more will be over! This summer you will get to watch and hear the powerful music of our Kicks Jazz Band twice! Mark your calendars now for:

  • Thursday, July 11, 6:30 p.m., at the Black Forest Community Center (intersection of Shoup Road and Black Forest Road). 

  • Wednesday, July 17, 6:00 p.m., at Bear Creek Regional Park (west of S. 21stSt. at Argus Blvd). 

We hope to see you there!

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