The Yolo Community Band, directed by Bobby Rogers, will present an evening of music especially for the young and the young at heart on Friday March 16 at 7:00 p.m. This family friendly event will feature music medleys accompanied by video clips from movie favorites including Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Jungle Book, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and Raiders of the Lost Ark. The concert will take place in the Pioneer High School Theater at 1400 Pioneer Ave in Woodland.
Band director Rogers said “This concert will be a great way for families to spend an evening together and to introduce kids to the excitement of a live musical performance. We hope to see a lot of young people in the audience.”
The Yolo Community Band was founded in 2005 by music director and band leader Bobby Rogers. Rogers, a Woodland native, currently serves as the head of the music department at Pioneer High School in Woodland. He also conducts the Santa Rosa Youth Symphony and is an adjunct professor for the jazz program at Solano Community College. Yolo Community Band performs seven or eight concerts annually and is a sponsored project of YoloArts, a non-profit arts organization.
The group includes about 60 members that range in age from high school students to senior citizens and come from Arbuckle, Davis, Woodland, Dixon, Elk Grove, Zamora, Rumsey, Winters, Esparto, Yuba City, Sacramento, and the Bay Area. In June 2017, Yolo Community Band was invited to New York City to participate in the New York Sounds of Summer International Music Festival in Carnegie Hall. The band is planning a performance tour in Italy for summer 2020. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Pioneer High School band room. If you would like to join or find out more about the group, contact director Rogers at Robert.Rogers@wjusd.org .
Free parking is available for the concert and admission will be $10.00 for a family, $5.00 for an individual, at the door (cash or check). Your ticket will enter you in a door prize raffle for gift certificates from Watermelon Music, Cookie Connection, and the CinemaWest State Theater. Any additional contributions above the ticket price for the charitable purposes of Yolo Community Band should be payable to YoloArts and would be tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.