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ENSEMBLE – ongoing ♦ East Bay
Ohlone Community Band

The Ohlone Community Band (OCB) was founded in 1977 as part of the Ohlone College Department of Music. Over the years, the OCB grew under the baton of past conductors Phil Zahorsky, Rich Levin and Steve Barnhill. Since the Fall of 2007 the Band has been under the direction of Tony Clements.

The Band has a wonderful blend of youth and experience and is an outstanding example of the benefits of a Music Education. The Band plays a wide variety of Symphonic Band Literature to challenge both the Audience and the Ensemble itself. The Ohlone Community Band is open to all Musicians with Conductor approval (the “audition requirement”).
The band plays 2 concerts per semester (following the Ohlone College schedule). There is a fee as this is a class run through Ohlone College Community Education.

The OCB is seeking 2 or 3 Concert Percussionists (with one who can play Drum Set). Also likely needs for bassoon, clarinet, trumpet.

Interested? Please contact:

Director Tony Clements at: ttuba@comcast.net or

Advisory Board Chair Dan Smith at: dansmith@ohlone.edu

Audition required?   Yes

Age Restriction?   No

TO FIND OUT MORE:   Ohlone Community Band (OCB)

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ENSEMBLE – ongoing ♦ South Bay
Jefferson Adult School Community Band

This is the Jefferson Adult School Community Band. Originally called the North Peninsula Wind and Percussion Ensemble, this community band has been going for many years. The band rehearses Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM and performs a minimum of two concerts per year. Spring semester goes from Feb. 1 to May 3. The last class meeting is also the concert date. Location is at the main campus. 699 Serramonte Blvd., Daly City.

Audition required?   No

Age Restriction?   18 and above

TO FIND OUT MORE:   Jefferson Adult School

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ENSEMBLE    ♦    NORTH BAY
LAS GALLINAS VALLEY SANITARY DISTRICT
NON-MARCHING BAND
“THE SEWER BAND”

The Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District Non-Marching Band was formed in 1957 by Joseph Curatilo, Director of Music for the Dixie School District, and 6 other residents of San Rafael. Their common denominator was the connection of their homes to the same sewer district. One member was handicapped and unable to march so the band used a flatbed truck for parades and still does. Two of the original members still play regularly.

The “Sewer Band,” as they’re affectionately known here in Marin, performs throughout the year, but the highlight of their season is their free Annual Concert that they present every year on the 3rd Tuesday in May at the Veterans Auditorium in San Rafael.

The Band also performs during the year at such events as the Marin County Fair, the San Rafael Farmer’s Market, the Golden Gate Park Band Festival, Corte Madera’s Piccolo Pavilion and various holiday parades. They’ve even been seen entertaining the commuters on the Larkspur Ferry!

The LGVSDNMB performs for its own enjoyment as much as that of Marin County residents. They’re a non-profit tax-exempt organization seeking to provide an outlet for Bay Area musicians plus stimulate enthusiasm for the arts locally.

Interested musicians are invited to attend a rehearsal any Monday night, 7:15 p.m. at the Miller Creek School during the school year. Present strength is about 75 members, aged 18 to 90!

TO FIND OUT MORE: www.sewerband.com

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