Monday, August 18, 2014

Rehearsals for 2014-2015 Season Begin Soon!

Attention, band members: Rehearsals for the upcoming season begin on Wednesday, September 3.

This season our rehearsal location and schedule will be the same as last year:

Location: Canyon Middle School,  19600 Cull Canyon Road, Castro Valley, CA 94552

Time: Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Registration for the whole year is $124. You can pay in advance at the Castro Valley Adult and Career Education website, or bring a check to the first rehearsal.

If you'd like to join the Castro Valley Community Band, or just learn what we're all about, please show up at a rehearsal! Bring your instrument. All are welcome.

Meet these fine, fun-loving people and many more in the Castro Valley Community Band! 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Marches! Musicals! Movies!

Please join the Castro Valley Community Band on Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. for our final concert of the 2013-2014 season, Marches, Musicals, and Movies! 

Music on the program includes Highlights from Camelot; Go West, a medley of music from Westerns (Magnificent Seven; The Good, Bad and the Ugly, and Hang 'em High), Hawaii Five-O, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Mission Impossible, and The Sound of Music.

The concert will be held at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road in Castro Valley.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Update on our Joint Concert with San Leandro High School

The Castro Valley Community Band's joint concert with San Leandro High School will take place on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. (This is a different time than we announced earlier.) The location is unchanged: The San Leandro High School Performing Arts Center.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Castro Valley Community Band Returns to St. Louis Bertrand in Oakland!

For the third year in a row, the Castro Valley Community Band will play a holiday concert at St. Louis Bertrand Parish, 1410 100th Avenue in Oakland, on December 18, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.

The people of St. Louis Bertrand have very warmly welcomed the band over the years. Indeed, this has become a favorite gig for many band members. We look forward to sharing an evening with this enthusiastic community, and we invite everyone to join us.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Flyer for our December 2013 Concert

Please share this with your friends and family. We hope to see you there!

Please note that we are playing in the Castro Valley High School cafeteria, and not in the Center for the Arts.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tentative Concert Schedule for 2013-2014

The Castro Valley Community Band plans a full slate of concerts for the 2013-2014 season. Mark these dates in your calendar! (But do it in pencil, as details may change.)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:30 p.m.: Holiday Concert in the Castro Valley High School Cafeteria. (Not in the Center for the Arts!) Free!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 7:30 p.m.: Holiday Concert at San Luis Beltrán Church in Oakland. Free!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m.: Combined concert with the bands of San Leandro High School, in their Performing Arts Center.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m.: Combined concert with the bands of Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, at their Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 7:30 p.m.: Spring Concert at the Castro Valley Center For the Arts on Redwood Road in Castro Valley. Free!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m.: Summer Concert at the Castro Valley Center For the Arts on Redwood Road in Castro Valley. Free!

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 8:45 a.m.: We are the traditional warmup act for the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Parade, held on Castro Valley Boulevard. Free! 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Guido Fazio's Jazz Gig -- This Saturday in Hayward!

Here is the flyer for Guido Fazio & The Jazz Talk Quintet's gig, announced by Kathy Catanho at last night's rehearsal. (Click for a larger view.)

A little more info from Guido: "The venue is one of the newest dining/music spots and in my home town, Hayward. The members of this quintet have worked with or backed Jazz Greats such as: Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Mel Torme', Cal Tjader, Sarah Vaughn, Phil Woods, Frank Rosolino and Poncho Sanchez to name a few. 

"We'll be playing originals and interesting arrangements of the American Song Book, Traditional and Latin genres. Feel free to pass this flyer to those you know who love jazz as well. For tickets, go to"