Community Music Day

Sunday, October 21, 2018

10am to 3pm


Community Music Day is Crowden's annual musical carnival for all ages. Join Crowden, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Girls Chorus, 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 "What Does a Conductor Do?"

What’s the magic in that little wooden stick, and why is that guy standing in front of all those musicians in the first place? Come unravel the mysteries of the maestro and learn to lead an orchestra yourself in these 20-minute concerts.

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!

Musical performances

Drop into our auditorium for musical performances all day long! Featuring Crowden School ensembles and the San Francisco Girls Chorus!

Instrument making

Construct your own instruments to make music at home.

"Chill" room

Relax from the crowds in the “chill” room, where we’ll show music-related movies.

Face painting

Music Sale

Crowden School admissions information

BBQ & baked good sales

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.