I'm Melissa Carroll, the Music Director of NoPo Big Band. NoPo has been providing a high quality big band sound since 2010 with a mission to enrich the lives of the Portland community. We strive to play a variety of songs for a wide range of audiences including old standards to modern jazz. We’d like to hear from you if you have comments or requests. Check out our schedule and come see us. We hope you embrace us. Thank you!


Calling for original big band compositions and arrangements


We've just launched a Community Big Band Project soliciting original compositions and arrangements from local composers.  Winning pieces will be featured in our performances and an upcoming CD. We're distributing this announcement to local sources including individual musicians, but please feel free to forward this on to your networks, or contact us if you can recommend additional composers or places to post this announcement. Please contact us for details through the "contact us" section of this website! Here's the detailed announcement.


Thanks for helping us to spread the word in your community. Please contact us with any questions about our band and/or this project. We are looking forward to working with many local musicians.

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