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The Newberg Community Band was founded in 2006 by Maestro Richard Elliott. Mr. Elliott is a long time fixture of the Newberg community, having been the Newberg High School band director for 30+ years. Upon his retirement from NHS, he joined the faculty at George Fox University as the Associate Director of Bands.


Professional Vita


Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music Education – Linfield College
Master of Music with a major in trumpet performance – Illinois Wesleyan University


Professional Career:
Seaside public schools – 1966-1968
Newberg Public Schools – 1968-2006
George Fox University – presently
Adjunct Professor: GFU, Linfield College, Lewis & Clark College, Western Oregon University


Principle Trumpet – Bloomington/Normal (Illinois) Symphony
Principle Trumpet – Salem Concert Band
Principle Trumpet – Chehalem Valley Orchestra



  • Oregon Association of Industries – Excellence in Education

  • Portland General Electric – Excellence in Education

  • Sudler Foundation – Sousa Legion of Honor

  • National Band Association – Citation of Excellence

  • Oregon Music Educators Association – Teacher of the Year

  • National Association of School Activities Associations – Oregon Music Educator of the Year

  • Newberg Chamber of Commerce – Distinguished Service Award


Music Educators National Association
Oregon Music Educators Association
Oregon Band Directors Association
National Band Association
Currently active as a clinician/adjudicator in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia

Mr. Richard Elliot

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