Our 8th Annual Band Retreat will take place on September 20th through 22nd at the Cazadero Performing Arts Camp located in a redwood grove near the Russian River. The retreat will include three days of intense rehearsals, sectionals, performances, and teambuilding that will help strengthen our program and give us a strong foundation in which to start the school year. Students will have the opportunity to spend the weekend with guest conductors and each student will have the opportunity to attend two master classes on their instrument with professional musicians.

To download the retreat info packet please click HERE


  • Cost is $185 per student
  • Payment includes lodging, transportation, all meals, and guest conductors/master classes.
  • Please make payable to Friends of El Cerrito Music.
  • Commitment to attend: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 with $50 deposit **
  • Final payments due: Friday, August 30, 2019

** It is important that we have commitment from all participants by May 1st so accurate bus reservations, camp accommodations (including food), and final costs for families can be made.

Important info for incoming 9th grade families: Please click on the following link to sign-up for the 2019 Band Retreat;