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  Creating 136 years of Musical Memories

The Riverside Concert Band was founded in the summer of 1876 by Professor
Paul L. Johnson for the purpose of establishing an"Old Fashioned Community Concert Band" which could serve the Inland Empire. The Band is comprised of community members who play woodwind, brass or percussion instruments, and performs in the "traditional" concert band style. Rehearsals are held at the Evergreen Masonic Lodge. The address is 5801 Chicago Ave, Riverside, CA 92506. 
Rehearsal time is Tuesday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

What we do with Your Talent
Over the past 137 years the band has performed over 4548 concerts throughout Nevada, Arizona, Hawai'i, Northern and Southern California. The band's repetoire includes; Marches, Overtures, Broadway hits, Light Classics, Jazz, Pop, Latin, Dixieland, "Oktoberfest" music, Winter Holiday favorites, solo and ensemble features, novelty tunes, TV, movie themes, and modern classics. The band performs in formal, and informal concert settings as well as for community events, civic activities, music and arts festivals and fundraisers.

Expand Your Horizons

This community ensemble provides rehearsal and performance opportunities
for musicians ranging from high school students to senior citizens.Under the
direction of Terry McPherson. We invite musicians to “try us out” or just come
by and visit a rehearsal. If you are a woodwind, brass or percussion player with
three or more years of playing experience and would enjoy performing concerts
in the Community Band tradition of John Philip Sousa and Franco Goldman, this
is the band is for you.

The Riverside Concert Band is turning 137!

In celebration of our 137th season we are asking you - our long-time patrons and supporters - to share your memories with us!

We are currently looking for photos taken from various Riverside Concert Band events throughout the years, old programs, posters and printed materials, information on former concert band members, musical recordings, and any stories you are eager to share. Past names include Riverside Military Band, Riverside Cornet band, Riverside Elks Concert Band.

Any memorabilia collected or borrowed may be used at events and in displays throughout the upcoming 2014-2015 season. We would also like to place historical items on our "History of the band" web page. Please contact Sylvia Becker by email:
or you can mail us at:
Riverside Concert Band
PO BOX 5793
Riverside, CA. 92517