The Valley Concert Band was organized by Roland Terry in the summer of 1997, and is affiliated with the Stockton Musicians’ Association, Local 189 of the American Federation of Musicians. The band features the finest musicians representing over 10 cities from the San Joaquin Valley. Under the direction of conductor Chris Anderson, the 30-piece band has delighted audiences throughout Northern California with programs of marches, show tunes, jazz, and classical concert selections.
The mission of the Valley Concert Band is to:
* Present musical performances for the community in a variety of settings
* Perform a broad range of music selections
* Make contributions in support of music education programs in the community
* Provide financial awards for music lessons for middle school and high school students
Over the past four years, the Valley Concert Band has awarded 20 scholarships to deserving music students throughout San Joaquin County.