Community Music Day

20th Anniversary of Community Music Day!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

10am to 3pm


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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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.

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).

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra at Crowden Community Music Day
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.

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!

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.

Musical performances

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

Instrument making

Construct your own instruments to make music at home.

Face painting

Crowden School admissions information

Prizes and more!

Community Music Day is free and open to the public.

Our Mission

Crowden combines music and education to nurture, develop, and inspire students of all ages, and provides essential support to the musical life of the community.