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!)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Join us at "Eden Night Live" on Friday, September 30, 2016



The Castro Valley Community Band is pleased to be on the program for Eden Night Live on Friday evening, September 30, 2016. We take the stage at around 6:30 p.m.

Although we've only had  few rehearsals this season, we've got a lively set of music prepared for you, including some marches, medleys of rock and pop songs, and a thrilling symphonic arrangement. (We've also got one surprise up our sleeves.)

Eden Night Live, billed as "A social space for healthy entertainment, community engagement, and business development," is held at 20100 Mission Boulevard (corner of Mattox Road) in Hayward. Admission is free. Food trucks will sell tasty meals, and plenty of fun activities (other than listening to the band) await you. We hope to see you there.




Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rehearsals for 2015-2016 begin on August 31!



Do you play in the Castro Valley Community Band? Or do you want to? (We'd be glad to have you!)

Our rehearsals begin on August 31, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. While we normally rehearse in the band room at Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley, our first two rehearsals on August 31 and September 7 will be held elsewhere, at a place to be determined. Check this space (or our Facebook page—see below) and we'll let you know where we'll be.

Get our horn warmed up, and sign up today at the Castro Valley Adult and Career Education website.

The band's Facebook page is the best place to keep up with news about the band. Be sure to follow us there!

Trumpet image by Dukas Ju, courtesy of Flickr.