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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

Thank you for coming to Save the Music this year!

We would like to thank ALL the volunteers who helped out at the event and a SHOUT OUT to the Save the Music planning team. Led by Alan Sarver, the team includes Chris Hagler, Yitzik Brenman, Michelle Matosian, Scott Brylow, Manish Patel, Charles Stone, Larry Gottfried, Martha Johnson, Jessica Stone, Clarissa Naftzger, and BRSSD music teachers Andy Ehling & Chris Della Pietra. Here’s to a job well done!

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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. Take a look at look below at what the 2014 Save the Music Festival had to offer!

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
2:00 – Latimerlo 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!