On October 19, 2019, the El Cerrito High School Band Program will present a 12-hour music marathon aimed to raise $15,000. Sponsored by the Friends of El Cerrito Music, the ECHS Bands Play-a-thon will provide funds for new instruments, equipment, and support various musical activities that include band festivals, clinics, coaches, and travel opportunities.

The El Cerrito High School Play-a-thon will include ongoing musical performances and activities featuring the ECHS Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Workshop, and Gaucho Band. Highlights include sessions with elementary and middle school band students from local schools, a noontime jazz concert in the quad of El Cerrito High School, and “Conduct the Gaucho Band!” The event will culminate with a chamber music concert in the ECHS Performing Arts Theater at 6:00pm.

All activities will take place at El Cerrito High School and are free and open to the community!


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7:00am: Sight-reading Session with Jazz Ensemble
8:30am: Open Rehearsal with Concert Band
10:00am: Sight-reading Session with Wind Ensemble
11:30am: Elementary School Band Session with Symphonic Band
1:00pm: Concert in the Quad!
2:00pm: Middle School Band Session with Wind Ensemble
4:00pm: Jam Session
6:00pm: Fall Concert w/ Special Guests DVC Symphonic Band