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On October 21, 1921 a group known as the Odd Fellow Brasses was founded at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown St. Helena. This collection of local musicians, later known as the St. Helena Municipal Band, played for local dances and civic events throughout the twenties until disbanding with the onset of the Depression in 1929.

On December 1, 2007 the new St. Helena Community Band performed for the first time in the Lyman Park Gazebo for the annual Hometown Holiday Celebration.  On this sunny afternoon the crowd of local residents and visitors heard the band play Sleigh Ride, The Saints' Hallelujah and the band's own theme song, "March Onward America," a composition by Carmine Coppola.  


12/10/2019      Inglenook Holiday Open House 13th Annual SHCB Concert best ever!

The Inglenook Holiday Open House 13th Annual Saint Helena Community Band Concert Sunday, December 8 was the best ever according to fans. The new arrangement of the "barrel room theater" made a big difference for the musicians and the audience alike. A big thank you to Inglenook for making the read more »

7/26/2019      The SHCB 12th annual St Helena Independence Concert in Lyman Park was a wonderful celebration!

Filling every inch of Lyman Park to capacity, the community enjoyed another great celebration of the 4th of July while sipping on their free A&W root beer floats. What a joy for all the musicians to play to a packed house, and for everyone who had a great time at read more »

12/15/2018      Listen to the Inglenook Holiday Open House 12th annual SHCB Concert in the Barrel Room - click link below

Christmas Blessings to All with a special invitation for all community music lovers to enjoy our Inglenook Concert in the Barrel Room on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Click on this link for your holiday listening enjoyment: Welcome by Francis Ford Coppola Performance Program Sparkling Lights – Fanfare on O read more »

7/15/2017      10th Annual Independence Concerts celebrate first full decade of SHCB musical excellence

This year's spring and summer performances brought the Saint Helena Community Band full circle in celebration of its first complete decade since Francis Coppola shared his vision with the community in 2007 to begin a band in St Helena. The crowd-pleasing 10th Annual Independence Concerts performed in Lyman and Pioneer read more »

7/8/2016      9th Annual Independence Concert in Lyman Park was awesome finale to SHCB's ninth season!

Besides surprise, joy and excitement, as a musician arriving at Lyman Park concert call time, the wall-to-wall picnickers’ welcoming of Saint Helena Community Band proved 2 things: Dreams can come true, and Excellence and perseverance are well worth the personal effort. This hometown reception on 7/3 brought to life Francis read more »

6/24/2016      Summer Concert at Pioneer Park in Calistoga a Grand Slam!

Congratulations were given to all the musicians for an awesome performance at Pioneer Park Friday, June 24th! Everyone did a great job, including the entertaining master of ceremonies lined up by Wally, our Fundraising Chair - Calistoga's popular mayor, Chris Canning. Thanks to all for many good plays, base hits read more »

5/22/2016      Francis Ford Coppola Winery debut successful performance becomes hopeful annual event

Francis Ford Coppola Winery manager, Tyishia, sends a big thank you to The Band with hopes of making an SHCB concert an annual event at FFCW. The winery received great feed back from guests about our wonderful performance. All the musicians loved being at the lovely resort-like winery and are read more »

4/10/2016      Vineyard Valley debut in the Club House a great success!

The Band's debut performance at Vineyard Valley Club House on Sunday, April 10, 2016 was a joy to behold for about 100 people - including 40 SHCB musicians. All are appreciative for the fun day and look forward to a repeat performance in the not-too-distant future! read more »

11/13/2015      Awesome Veterans Day Concert Sunday, November 8th at Veterans Home Holderman Recreation Area

The Band musicians were all blessed Sunday November 8th to be in the midst of so many appreciative members of the US Armed Services. As we performed familiar music we so enjoyed the enlivening audience participation of our guests of honor from every branch of US service. We all - read more »

6/30/2015      2015 Summer Series of Concerts hugely successful at 4 upvalley locations

Fathers Day - June 21st - was celebrated in the rose garden at Silverado Orchards Retirement Community as Saint Helena Community Band commenced its 2015 Series of Summer concerts. Full band music resounded in the amphitheater-like rose garden for the full house audience to finally accomplish the longtime hope of read more »