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Save the Music Festival

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Sunday, October 14, 2018
11:00 am to 5:30 pm
Twin Pines Park, Belmont

Thank you everyone for a memorable 2018 Save the music festival.

Lost & Found: We found two objects of clothing that we gave to Parks and Rec. They will be available for claim in the Senior/Community Center:
1) A small child’s blue, zip up, hooded sweatshirt with the word ‘Surf’ on it. 2) A light brown zip up jacket, with a ‘Waterproof’ label.

STM-12 43SchoolForce’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.


Three Simultaneous Stages! – 2018 Performances

KFOX Tribute Stage

[11:00AM] Dan Carlson Synthesizers
[11:30AM] Smokin’ Slice of Mojo Band
[01:30PM] More Fatter
[03:30PM] Majestic, the Ultimate Journey Tribute Band

Community Stage

[11:00AM] Ralston Honors Band
[11:30AM] Carlmont Symphonic Band
[12:00PM] Ralston Chamber Orchestra
[12:30PM] Peninsula Youth Orchestra Concordia Strings
[01:30PM] West Bay Community Band
[02:30PM] Carlmont/Ralston Combined Chorus
[03:15PM] West Bay Community Band Saxtet
[04:00PM] Battle of the Bands:
Davis Band-Uh! AND The Stanford Marching Band

Children’s Area Stage

[11:00AM] Children’s Recorders
[11:25AM] Raks Jawhara Belly Dance Troupe
[12:00PM] Jim Walters
[12:30PM] San Carlos Children’s Theater
[01:00PM] Pagrav Dancers
[01:30PM] Laya Arts Dancers
[02:00PM] Carlmont/Stanford Drum Line & Percussion Clinic
[02:45PM] Latimerio Studio Singers
[04:00PM] Pied Piper Players
[04:45PM] BRSSD Stars of the Future

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 279The Save the Music Festival is held each year in Belmont’s Twin Pines Park, near downtown Belmont businesses.

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.


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.


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