In 2014 the El Cerrito High School Bands held an event celebrating the program’s rich history. The “Band Reunion Weekend” was a three day event that brought together multiple generations of alumni and former ECHS Band Directors. As a part of this event, the history of the program was collected and printed into a book that included interviews with alumni, past directors, and a recording archive of El Cerrito High School bands dating back to the 1950s. While the book and CD are still available for purchase, you can click the links below for an abbreviated version of our program’s history.

If you have any questions or comments about the history of the El Cerrito High School Bands, please contact Director of Bands, Keith Johnson via email at