Upcoming Events

History of our Band

Hello Fellow Musicians, Welcome!

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The Sacramento Concert Band rehearsals for the 2018-2019 season start Monday, August 20th.

Location: Rio Americano High School Band Room, 4540 American River Dr, Sacramento, CA 95864

For all Monday evening rehearsals, the Band Room opens about 6:30, down beat at 7:15.
Rehearsal ends by 9:30

We usually take a 15 minute break about 8:30 for visiting and snacks. Please donate to the snack fund.
Also please try to confine visiting to break time, not during rehearsal.

No rehearsals on these holidays:

  • October 15
    • November 12: Veteran's Day
      • December 17, 24, 31: Winter Break
        • May 13, 2019: Memorial Day (but we have a morning performance)

        Don't forget to practice at home.

        Flash!! first half of the Winter Concert will be:

        • Prelude and Caprice
        • Sanctuary
        • Festivo
        • Prelude and Fugue in G minor
        • Danzon
        • Prelude to a Celebration
        • Hail to the Spirit of Liberty
        • ...whew! - 3 preludes in one half!

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        Fee for this season is unchanged at $110.

        Registration can be done:

        • Online with a credit card
        • At band with Les Corbin with a check made out to San Juan Adult Ed.
        • At the Adult Ed office: Sunrise Tech Center Student Services Office (Room 13).
          Cash, check, Money Order, Credit/debit cards accepted on-site.
        • Via mail: see page 2 of the San Juan Course Catalog


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        The tentative (meaning as always, subject to change, but our best guess at the moment) performance schedule for this season is:

        • Sunday December 16, 2018: Winter Concert in the Rio Performance Center
        • Wednesday May 15, 2019: Grant's retirement concert with CRC Bands and Fred Morgan Big Band at CRC
        • Sunday May 19, 2019: Winter Concert in the Rio Performance Center
        • Monday May 27, 2019: Memorial Day service at Home of Peace Jewish Cemetary, 6200 Stockton Blvd
        • Sunday June 2, 2019: Community Band Festival at Carmichael Park
        • Thursday June 13, 2019: San Juan Adult Ed Graduation.


        On behalf of Grant and the Band Council... Welcome back!

        PS: And remember to practice at Home!!

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        • Whenever possible men's and women's sizes will be available.

        • The color, fabric and style of the shirt will be decided by the SCB Council members and all others involved.

        • All band members officially enrolled in the class are to receive a shirt free of charge.

        • Shirts given to band members free of charge are to be returned should a band member leave the ensemble.

        • Members may purchase a shirt at a cost set by the SCB Council, in which case the shirt becomes the permanent property of the band member.

        • If a change in color, style or design occurs, members should plan to return the shirt for a no cost replacement.

        • A shirt that is replaced because of damage or a size change is free of charge the first time. A second replacement will be available at a cost determined by the SCB Council.

        • Shirts are to be provided for temporary band members who will be expected to return them.

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        Sacramento Concert Band Contacts

        Grant Parker

        Jill Somers

        Mark Perry







        grantaparker@att.net -or- parkerg@crc.losrios.edu



        Here are the Minutes of SCB Council Meetings and other Band business.

        The Sacramento Concert Band is a member of the Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association and the Association of Concert Bands. Grant Parker, Director

        Jill Somers, Council President

        Mark Perry, Website