Sunday, February 24, 2019

Spring concert: March 27, 2019

Please join us on March 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. for our spring concert at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road in Castro Valley.  We'll be playing a variety of music, from lively marches and toe-tappig show tunes to challenging (but never serious!) pieces. Our concerts are famously family-friendly, free, and followed by tasty snacks. We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Time to register for the 2018-2019 season!

Attention, Castro Valley Community Band members:
Band rehearsals start on Wednesday, August 29th. There is an important new procedure we have to follow this year: EVERYONE must be registered before they may attend band practice. This is a liability issue for the school district. Registration is $42 a quarter and must be completed by August 24.
You may register online or by phoning Castro Valley Adult & Career Education at (510) 886-1000. You MAY NOT hand a check to Phil Stephens at the first (or any subsequent) rehearsal.
Here is the internet address for registration. You must create an account to register. Do it today!…/commun…/arts/item/25-community-band

Sunday, May 20, 2018

A Summer Concert to put a Song in your Heart

Our final concert of the 2017-2018 season will be on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Castro Valley Center for the Arts. It will put a song in your heart! Admission is free, and refreshments will be served afterward.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Castro Valley Community Band presents Springtime in the Valley

Ready to shake off those winter blues? Come to "Springtime in the Valley," a free concert by the Castro Valley Community Band. We'll play some pop, some classics, some old favorites, and take you on a stroll down memory lane. The concert is March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts. Admission is free and refreshments will be served after. See you there!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Two chances to hear the band in December

You get two chances to hear the Castro Valley Community Band this month! On December 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Castro Valley High School Cafeteria (not in the Center for the Arts this time!) we'll present our annual free holiday concert, entitled "Celebrating the Holidays in Song." Admission is free, a sing-along is on the program, and refreshments are served afterward.

One week earlier, on December 13, you can hear the band at St. Louis Bertrand Church in Oakland. Always a lively affair, that concert culminates with the traditional singing of Feliz Navidad. That concert also begins at 7:30 p.m. and is also free. We are very grateful to the congregation for making us welcome year after year.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Rehearsals begin for 2017-2018 season

Rehearsals for the 2017-2018 season begin on August 30, 2017.

The band practices at Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley. Interested in joining us? Come out any Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and see if the band is right for you!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The CV Band plays the Rose, White, and Blue Parade in San Jose

Frank Codd, who coordinates our float, poses with Kathy Maier and our ribbon for participating in the Rose, White, and Blue Parade in San Jose. 

For decades, the Rose, White, and Blue Parade has wound its way through the Rose Garden neighborhood of San Jose on Independence Day, July 4. And for the last few years, the Castro Valley Community Band has been pleased to be part of this annual tradition.

Frank Codd, one of our French Horn players, volunteers many hours every year to arrange for our participation and build our float. (We're not a marching band, though we do play marches!)