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Harris Lanzel

Dear Colleagues,

Retiring after 22 years as a member of NCB (15 as your conductor) conjures up many mixed emotions. On one hand, I am looking forward to having more time to spend with my family. On the other hand, I will very much miss the many great moments of making music with all of you.


I feel very fortunate, at this point in my life, to have been able to experience the joy of our collective efforts in making music. We all come from different backgrounds, have different temperaments, ages and abilities but we come together to create something of beauty during our rehearsals and at our concerts. And to get instant feedback and gratification from our audience is priceless! It’s great to see them pop out of their seats when we finish a song!


NCB is a very strong organization. From our 90+ members to the board and it’s officers. We have the most depth than we have ever had. Strong sections throughout the band and very accomplished players in each section. We have an excellent rehearsal venue and are able to afford the equipment that we need and guest soloists to perform at every concert.


I am sure your new leadership team of music director/conductor Steven Moore and associate conductor John Salminen will bring NCB to new heights and new adventures. I am looking forward to playing my trumpet under their leadership.


Conducting the NCB will always remain one of my fondest memories.


It has been a privilege and an honor to have conducted the NCB!


Thank you for the opportunity and for all your support!


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