We are an all volunteer organization. All of the donations we receive at concerts go directly to the San Lorenzo Valley Middle School and High School Band programs.

Our members come from a wide cross section of Santa Cruz County. Most of us live in either Scotts Valley or the San Lorenzo Valley communities of Felton, Ben Lomond, Mt. Hermon, and Boulder Creek.

Requirements for membership are that you be able to play an instrument which is found in a standard concert band, that you are able to read music, and that your skill level is at least that of an advanced level high school band student. There is no audition.

We meet on Thursday evenings in room F-1 at San Lorenzo Valley High School, 7105 Highway Nine, Felton, California. Rehearsals are from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Our repertoire, is varied. We rehearse and perform Standard Marches, Folk Tunes, Musical Show arrangements, Novelty Tunes, Orchestral Transcriptions, Original Band pieces, Big Band classics, TV themes, Classic tunes arranged for band. We perform about 4 - 5 times a year.

We collect a $25 fee from each regular member twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. These fees are used for band expenses and to buy music which we in turn give to the high school music library. We are allowed to use the music facilities at the high school and their equipment and music library free of charge.

The San Lorenzo Valley Community Band has three main objectives:

  1. Provide an opportunity for community members to meet on a regular basis to play music.
  2. To give concerts in the community for the enjoyment of our members and to entertain Santa Cruz County and San Lorenzo Valley communities.
  3. Our main objective, at our inception, was to encourage, promote and support instrumental music in the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District. We strive to perform at each elementary during the school year.

Here are sample of music from recent events.

Our current membership is approximately 30. We are always looking for new members. For more information contact Band Manager Teresa Roffe or Band Director Jon Christian. If you know any of our band members, feel free to contact them also.