Alpharetta City Bands

Alpharetta City Bands


The Alpharetta City Band was formed in 1989 at the suggestion of an official with the City of Alpharetta. As many community bands are started by former band directors and their alumni, this city-sponsored concept was ground breaking.

The Band was part of the City’s Recreation and Parks Department, and citizens were invited to “Join the Band”, like signing up for a softball league.

The Band naturally performed at several of the City’s most popular events such as Taste of Alpharetta, Fourth of July at Wills Park, Old Soldiers Day, Flag Day, Veteran’s Day and even the Tree Lighting. And as an outreach to the senior community, the band also provided performances to Assisted Living Facilities, Adult Activity Centers and Churches, at no cost.

Alpha Jazz was formed in 2018 to bring a distinctly different genre of music to the Alpharetta scene. The formation of this group enabled us to benefit a wider audience and to enhance the experience of our target audiences.

In late 2020, the City made the difficult decision to discontinue its full, financial support of the band. The band incorporated with the State of Georgia and became 501(C)(3) certified organization in January of 2021. The band now seeks donors, sponsors and grants for the first time in its 35 year history. We are pleased to maintain a very close relationship with the City of Alpharetta and receive grant funds from them once a year.

In 2023, we added two ensembles; Dixieatrics and Alpha Brass to our ACB family. And this year, we are adding Alpha Fest, a German-style band to round out our performance offerings.

The band has grown in size from its humble beginnings of 15 members to over 60 members in the concert band, and over 100 members in total across all bands and ensembles.

It is worth noting, we are a non-audition band, and we are very proud of this fact.

We are honored to be selected as one of the performing bands at this year’s Regional Connections in Carrollton Georgia.


Dr. Nicole Fallin - Conductor 

Dr. Nicole Fallin - Conductor

Dr. Nicole Fallin joined the Alpharetta City Band in 2017 following the untimely death of the band’s longtime conductor, Bill Haynes. Dr. Fallin earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Appalachian State University, a Master of Music degree from Norfolk State University, and a Doctorate of Education degree from the University of Georgia. A veteran of the U.S. Army, she performed in the 3rd Infantry Division Band in Wurzburg, Germany, the 9th Infantry Division Band in Fairbanks, Alaska, and was First Sergeant and Enlisted Band Leader of the Fort Gordon Army Band in Augusta, Georgia. At the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, she was a trumpet instructor and brass branch supervisor. Following her military service, Dr. Fallin taught band at Augusta’s Glenn Hills Middle School and John M. Tutt Middle School. She also initiated the marching band program while serving as band director at Cross Creek High School. Her teaching extended to the college level as Assistant Professor of Music at Augusta State University.