The Music

The Nelson Town Band has a varied repertoire. While we take pride and pleasure in playing marches by John Philip Sousa and other composers, a typical concert also includes show tunes, old popular songs, and even a rendition of a New England contra dance tune written by Ralph Page.


God Bless America by Irving Berlin

The Thunderer by John Phillip Sousa

St. Louis Blues

Selections from Mary Poppins

Military Escort by Harold Bennett

Washington Post by John Philips Sousa

American Patrol by Meacham

Belle of Chicago by John Phillips Sousa

National Emblem by E.E. Bagley

Rollstone Mountain by Ralph Page

Manhattan Beach March by John Phillips Sousa

Stars and Stripes Forever by John Phillips Sousa

Americans We by Henry Fillmore

Prestissimo by Karl King

Procession of the Nobles by Rimsky-Korsakov

Slavic Farewell by Vasilij Ivanovic Agakpin

Salute to the Sultan by Karl King

Precious Lord, Take My Hand arr. Robert W. Smith

El Capitan by John Phillips Sousa

Give My Regards to Broadway by George M. Cohan

High School Cadets by John Phillips Sousa

King Cotton by John Phillips Sousa

Liberty Bell March by John Phillips Sousa

Cool tunes from our 2023 repertoire!

Tomorrow Shines Soon

Composed by Vince Gassi

Here is a listening link to Tomorrow Shines Soon

Boom Boom Galop 

Composed by Randall Standridge

Here is a listening link to Boom Boom Galop


Composed by Leonard Bernstein and arranged by Michael Brown, Somewhere is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written and one of the most recognizable from the musical West Side Story.

Here is a listening link to our arrangement of Somewhere

Selections from Mary Poppins

Composed By Richard and Robert Sherman, Arranged by Ted Ricketts

Here is a listening link to Selections from Mary Poppins