The Alpharetta City Band

A Program of the Alpharetta Recreation & Parks Department


The Alpharetta City Band, a traditional concert band under the direction of  Dr. Nicole Fallin, has become an integral part of the cultural arts community. Sponsored by the City of Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department, the ensemble of dedicated amateur musicians from Alpharetta and surrounding communities has entertained audiences throughout the north metro area since its first concert in 1989. Audiences delight in the band’s diverse repertoire, which includes patriotic marches, Broadway classics, jazz standards, traditional concert band arrangements, and holiday favorites.

To learn more about the band, visit our Facebook page.

Come see the band perform

The Alpharetta City Band plays occasionally throughout the year, including on these special occasions:

  • Memorial Day in the City Hall Band Shell
  • Independence Day at Wills Park
  • Flag Day at the Alpharetta Adult Activities Center
  • Christmas and Chanukah at the Alpharetta Adult Activities Center

Join the band!

The Alpharetta City Band welcomes musicians in all sections who can read music at the high school level or above. Rehearsals are held on most Wednesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Crabapple Government Center, 12624 Broadwell Road, Alpharetta.

Whether you are a seasoned amateur, empty nester, high school or college student, or retiree looking to reconnect with a favorite hobby, come find your musical home in the band. 

To learn more, attend a rehearsal (with or without your instrument),contact our President, Dennis Chapman at 404-402-5980, send an email to or visit our Facebook page.

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. [Links to “C”]. 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.


Don Nahser, Founder and Program Supervisor

Don Nahser established the Alpharetta City Band in 1989 at the request of the City Council. In his more than 27 years as the band’s Program Supervisor, Don has served as the ensemble’s liaison to the Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department and the broader community. He also manages the music library and concert schedule, and oversees transportation of percussion instruments and other concert equipment for performances. The band is a Nahser family affair. Don's wife, Eileen, a retired band director, plays the saxophone and serves as Assistant Conductor, and his daughters Nancy and Donna played with the band before heading off to college. 

Bill Haynes, Conductor (1999-2016)*

Bill Haynes was the beloved conductor of the Alpharetta City Band for 17 years. A music educator in Georgia and his native Kentucky for more than 30 years, Bill worked with students from kindergarten to college. He served as a music teacher at E. Rivers Elementary School in Atlanta. A dynamic conductor who brought out the best in his musicians while making the experience fun for all, Bill was also a sought after arranger, performer and clinician. Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree in music from Florida State University.

  • Deceased