What to do at Community Music Day
Instrument Petting Zoo
Kids and adults alike explore, touch, and learn to make sounds on all the different instruments in a symphony orchestra, with the help of our young Crowden student Zookeepers! We even have special miniature string instruments for tiny hands and fingers.
Family members of all ages can sing, dance, move, and drum together in our short class demonstrations. Sample Crowden early childhood classes and East Bay Music Together!
Drop into our auditorium for musical performances all day long, featuring Crowden School ensembles!
Visit our face painting booths for your favorite designs.
Very First Concerts with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra
San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and Crowden Music Center encourage audiences to get up and dance in Very First Concerts, a classical series designed with the youngest listeners in mind.
Each concert features a central theme, short selections, tumbling mats for fidgety toddlers, and hands-on musical activities geared toward families with young children (infants to 7 year-olds).
This year's Very First Concerts theme is: With Strings Attached!
The violins, violas, cellos, and double bass form the most important section of our orchestra. Learn about vibrating strings, horsehair bows, what pizzicato means, and why cellos don’t have chin rests! Plus lots of beautiful music from our amazing professional players.
Repeat performances 11am, 11:40am, & 12:20pm. Due to popular demand, free tickets to Very First Concerts will be issued at Community Music Day on a first come, first served basis.
Concerts and Activities with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Members of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (PBO) will perform a mini-concert in the auditorium, followed by PBO's popular composition activity PBO's Music, By Kids, for Kids in the library.
Construct your own instruments to make music at home.
If you're interested in The Crowden School, our admissions manager will be on hand to answer your questions throughout the day. Feel free to ask Crowden staff and families about our school, as well!