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SchoolForce Save the Music Festival 2016

 – Proud Sponsor of SchoolForce’s Save the Music Festival

Thank you for joining us at the 14th Annual SchoolForce Save the Music Festival in October and THANK YOU to our many volunteers! Sunday, October 2, 2016
11:00 am to 5:30 pm
Twin Pines Park, Belmont
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SchoolForce’s Save the Music Festival is the largest annual community event in Belmont and raises funds to keep our music programs in Belmont Redwood-Shores Schools by supporting School-Force, the Belmont-Redwood Shores Education Foundation.

Save the Music showcases local bands and performers plus school musicians from local Belmont-Redwood Shores schools. And an epic Battle of the Marching Bands with the Stanford and Cal Davis bands. In addition to music, the festival includes children’s areas, delicious food and beverages from local eateries and gourmet food trucks.

2016 Performance Schedule

Three stages of music featuring:

  • Local Scene musicians
  • Musicians, Choirs & Dance Troupes from our local elementary, Middle & High Schools
  • The Carlmont High School Drum Line
  • Marching Bands from Stanford & UC Davis
  • Future Stars of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District – Talented young musicians from our elementary & middle schools performing solo & chamber group pieces
Local Scene Stage
11:00 – Janel and the Heist (Acoustic set)
12:30 – More Fatter
2:00 – Sinister Dexter
4:00 – Caravanserai

Children’s Area Stage
11:00 – BRSSD 4th Grade Recorder Band
11:25 – Raks Jawhara Belly Dance Troupe
12:00– Heartbeat Dance Academy
12:30 – San Carlos Children’s Theater
1:00 – Pagrav Indian Dancers
1:30 – Pied Piper Players
2:00 – Carlmont High School Drum Line and Percussion Clinic – Featuring Stanford Marching Band Percussion Section
2:45 – Latimerlo Studio Singers
4:00 – Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies
4:45 – BRSSD Future Stars
Downtown BRSSD
10:15 – Dan Carlson – Morning Raga (Broadcast to all stages!)
11am – 5pm – Dan Carlson – Moog Synthesizer Clinics

Oracle Community Stage
11:00 – Ralston Middle School Honors Band
11:30 – Carlmont High School Symphonic Band
12:00 – Ralston Chamber Orchestra
12:30 – Peninsula Youth Orchestra Concordia Strings
1:30 – Ralston/Carlmont Combined Chorus
2:30 – Masterworks Chorale
3:15 – Jim Walters
4:00 – Battle of the Bands: 
Stanford Marching Band
UC Davis Cal Aggie Marching Band-Uh!

Event Highlights

Save the Music University (STMU) features fun and educational activities run by:

  • Home Depot
  • 4H Club
  • Belmont Library
  • FIRST Robots from Carlmont & Woodside High
  • T-shirt tie-dyeing, Frisbee spin art & Face painting

Children’s Area with fun for both younger & older kids:

  • Slides & bounce houses
  • Pumpkin painting
  • Giant hamster balls
  • And games galore!
  • Plus the world famous
    Musical Instrument Petting Zoo!

And don’t miss the great Foods and Beverages provided by:

STM-12 279Location:  The Save the Music Festival is held each year in Belmont’s Twin Pines Park, near downtown Belmont businesses.  Festival admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child, to help offset festival expenses and ensure that every possible dollar goesSTM-12 235 to our schools.

In addition, Twin Pines Park’s own Belmont History Museum and Manor Art Gallery will be open for public enjoyment during the Save the Music Festival.

Photos courtesy of Jeff Bartee photography. 

Accessibility:  Accommodations are made for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Additionally, please see our Festival Map for locations of accessible parking and drop-off areas.  For more information or for mobility and non-mobility requests, email with any questions, and please include “Accessibility Accommodations” in the subject line.

Thank you to our Save the Music Festival Sponsors!