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Save the Music Festival
AND Proudly Sponsor the 12th Annual
School-Force’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. Sunday, October 5, 2014
11:00 am to 5:30 pm
Twin Pines Park, Belmont
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Save the Music showcases local bands, jazz and blues, and school musicians from local Belmont-Redwood Shores schools.  Plus for the 3rd year in a row, the Battle of the Marching Bands continues. In addition to music, the festival includes children’s areas, delicious food and beverages from local eateries and gourmet food trucks.

To make the Save the Music Festival a success, volunteers are needed! To help distribute posters around town for 1-2 hours the weekend of September 27th, email School-Force’s volunteer coordinator. And to volunteer at Save the Music, contact Martha Johnson. Want to see where your favorite performer will be playing at Save the Music? Click here for a printable copy of the festival map. It’s gonna be the best year yet!

Save the Music welcomes these performers to the KFOG Local Scene Stage..

lisa marie johnston                                Felsen                               Daylight   Achilles Wheel

2014 Performance Schedule

Four 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
KFOG Local Scene Stage
11:00 – Lisa Marie Johnston
12:30 – Daylight
2:00 – Achilles Wheel
4:00 – Felsen
Children’s Area Stage
11:00 – BRSSD 4th Grade Recorder Band
11:25 – Andy Z
12:00 - San Carlos Children’s Theater
12:30 – Carlmont High School Drum Line and Percussion Clinic
1:15 – Heartbeat Dance Academy
2:00Latimerlo Studio Singers
2:45 - Carlmont High School Dancers
3:15 – Pagrav Indian Dancers
4:15 - Zambalita and Raks Jawhara Belly Dance Troupes
4:45 – BRSSD Future Stars
Oracle Jazz & Blues Stage
11:00 – College of San Mateo Jazz Big Band
12:20 – SF Bay Jazz Ensemble
2:00 – Akira Tana’s Jazz All-Stars
4:00 – High & Tight
Community Stage
11:00 - Ralston Middle School Honors Band
11:30 - Carlmont High School Jazz Ensemble
12:00 - Ralston Chamber Orchestra
12:30 - Peninsula Youth Orchestra Concordia Strings
1:15 - Carlmont High School Faculty Band
2:15 – Ralston/Carlmont Combined Chorus
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
  • Team 100 Basketball-shooting Robot
  • 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 Book Nook and the Manor Art Gallery will be open for public enjoyment during the Save the Music Festival.

Photos courtesy of Jeff Bartee photography. 

Thank you to our 2014 Save the Music Festival Sponsors!