South Bay Music Association
The El Segundo Concert Band has established a parent organization named the South Bay Music Association. The new umbrella organization reflects the ensemble’s membership and audience expansion throughout the South Bay and the diversity of programs that it operates and sponsors.
The organization has grown significantly since its founding as a small community ensemble in 1999. In addition to its free public concerts, the organization is recognized as the leading instrumental music education provider in El Segundo, expanding or replacing program offerings of the El Segundo school district that were cut due to funding losses from the state.
The El Segundo Concert Band is just one of many programs that will operate under the South Bay Music Association’s umbrella. Other existing ensembles and programs include:
The South Bay Music Association produces performance events and educational programs that engage, educate, inspire, and entertain both audiences and musicians through developing the art and craft of instrumental music.
Since its founding in 1999, the South Bay Music Association's concerts have developed a reputation for engaging audiences with entertaining music experiences, and providing community musicians an ensemble to hone their skills via energizing performance opportunities. Through its educational programs, students have opportunities to engage and interact with professional musicians in supportive learning environments that encourage creativity and developing a personal relationship with music.
As a California 501(c)(3) Corporation, the South Bay Music Association is funded primarily by charitable contributions from individuals and businesses in the community, as well as by occasional fundraising events.
The El Segundo Concert Band operates a variety of music programs for our schools and in our community
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Vive la France Concert
Spend an evening under the French stars right here in El Segundo. The
El Segundo Concert Band (ESCB) presents Vive La France.
concert features music by French composers in a quaint outdoor
setting with food vendors selling French crepes and patries. Donations are appreciated.
It will be presented on Saturday, July 26 beginning at
8:00pm in the El Segundo High School South Quad.
Come early with your
chairs and blankets and enjoy great food and music.
Prior to the concert, our audience will be entertained with
performances by talented music students from the South Bay Music
Symposium. These performances begin at 6:00 pm for you to enjoy while
Joining the ESCB is world-renowned music educator and
entertainer Patrick Sheridan, local dance studio Legacy Dance
Academy, and Las Vegas magician and "mind reader" Paul Draper.
Patrick Sheridan is one of the most celebrated soloists in the
history of the tuba. He has performed more than 3,000 concerts in
over 50 countries in venues ranging from the White House to NBA
half-time shows to the Hollywood Bowl.
Paul Draper has appeared with David Copperfield, Lance Burton, and
Teller as an expert on the History Channel. He
has performed for HBO Comedy Fest at Caesar's Palace, on Criss
Angel's Mindfreak on A&E, and on documentaries accompanying Steven
High School Band