(as listed in the Band’s Bylaws)
- to give public performances of concert band music to encourage interest in music and cultural activities in the local area
- to provide an outlet for musical performance for local residents
- to provide an opportunity for developing the talents of participating members
- to provide an educational opportunity for appreciation of concert band music by the general public
- to support the performing arts generally by performance in, promotion of, and participation in community events
The Band rehearses throughout the year, each Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., usually in the band room of the Pleasanton Middle School on Case Avenue (off Bernal Avenue) in Pleasanton. Interested persons are invited to attend a rehearsal prior to joining the Band.
The Band has well over 100 pieces in its repertoire each year, selected for each performance from its library of over 1,200 pieces. They include Big Band medleys, Broadway musicals, Dixieland, jazz, ragtime, well-known classics, popular music, patriotic music, and, of course, marches.
The Band has the typical instrumentation of a concert band: flutes and piccolos, oboes and an English horn; clarinets (E-flat, B-flat, bass, and contrabass); bassoons, saxophones (soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone), trumpets and cornets, horns, euphoniums, trombones, tubas, and percussion.
The Band sponsors three concerts each year:
Admission is free to all concerts, often underwritten by a grant.
The Band is invited to perform for several events each year, including:
- Annual Concert
- Annual Concert, the Masonic Home, Union City
- Art Under the Oaks, Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore
- Farmers’ Market, Pleasanton and Livermore
- Fourth of July Ceremony, Pleasanton
- Veterans Day Ceremonies, Livermore and Pleasanton
- Memorial Day Ceremonies, Pleasanton and Presidio in San Francisco
- Ice Crean Social, Ravenswood Historic Site, Livermore
The Band has performed for the dedications of the Pleasanton Sports Park, Tennis Park, and Aquatic Center. It also performs for several commercial functions such as the Pleasanton Pasta Festival, the Pleasanton Main Street Party, the ground-breaking of the Providian Bank, the opening of the Valley Care Medical Center, and Santa’s Arrival at Stoneridge Mall. The Band has participated in the annual Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association (SVSBA) Band Festival in Carmichael.
The Band was incorporated in 1986 as a non-profit publicly supported charity under the California Non-Profit Trust, IRS Section 501(c)3. Funding is primarily from individual and business contributions plus the two annual fund-raising concerts and donations for some performances. The Band has also received grants from the Tri-Valley Community Fund, the Alameda County ARTSFUND, and the City of Pleasanton Civic Arts Grant. Additional support has been provided by the GE Foundation and the LLNL HOME Matching Fund
The Band is a member of the Association of Concert Bands, the Livermore Cultural Arts Council, the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council and the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.