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SchoolForce Save the Music Festival 2017
Thank you for making 2017’s SchoolForce Save the Music Festival a wonderful event! Thank you to all who attended and to those who donated their time to SchoolForce. Special thanks to Jeff Bartee Photography for the fantastic photos!

Proud Sponsor of SchoolForce’s Save the Music Festival

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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 SchoolForce, 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.

2017 Performance Schedule

Three stages of music featuring:

  • Local Scene musicians commemorating the Summer of Love
  • 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
Summer of Love Stage
11:00Evolution Eden
12:15More Fatter
1:30Sun Kings

Children’s Area Stage
11:00 – BRSSD 4th Grade Recorder Band
11:25Raks Jawhara Belly Dance Troupe
12:00Heartbeat Dance Academy
12:30San Carlos Children’s Theater
1:00Pagrav Indian Dancers
1:30 Laya Arts Indian Dancers
2:00 – Carlmont High School Drum Line and Percussion Clinic – Featuring Stanford Marching Band Percussion Section
2:45Latimerlo Studio Singers
4:00 – BRSSD Future Stars

Education Alley
10:15 – Dan Carlson – Morning Raga (Broadcast to all stages!)
11am – 5pm – Dan Carlson – Moog Synthesizer Clinics
11am – 5:30pm – Sandpiper and Nesbit Robotics Demonstrations

Oracle Community Stage
11:00 – Ralston Middle School Honors Band
11:30Carlmont High School Symphonic Band
12:00 – Ralston Chamber Orchestra
12:30Peninsula Youth Orchestra Concordia Strings
1:30West Bay Community Band
2:30 – Ralston/Carlmont Combined Chorus
3:15Jim 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:

  • Girl Scouts
  • 4H Club
  • Belmont Library Bookmobile and Lookmobile
  • 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.

2017 Save the Music Festival video