Community Music Day

20th Anniversary of Community Music Day!

What to do at Community Music Day

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.

Community Music Day

Class Demonstrations

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!

Community Music Day

Musical Performances

Drop into our auditorium for musical performances all day long, featuring Crowden School ensembles!

Community Music Day

Face Painting

Visit our face painting booths for your favorite designs.

Community Music Day

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.

Ensemble class

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.

Community Music Day

Instrument Making

Construct your own instruments to make music at home.


Admissions Information

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!

Prizes and more! Community Music Day is free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 • 10am to 3pm • Free!

Community Music Day is Crowden's annual musical carnival for all ages. Join Crowden, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and East Bay Music Together for musical fun throughout the day!

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