Yolo Community Band

The Yolo Community Band was founded in 2005 by music director and band leader Bobby Rogers (the original name was Woodland Community Band). Rogers served as music director for 17 years, during which the band grew in membership and expanded its performance activities, including a trip to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2017 with the "Sounds of Summer International Music Festival".  Our current music director and band leader is Michael Loya, the band director at Woodland Senior High School.  Yolo Community Band is under the fiscal sponsorship of YoloArts.  The band performs 5 or 6 concerts annually and plays a wide range of musical styles including traditional and contemporary concert band arrangements, marches, popular songs and musicals, patriotic, and holiday selections. Yearly concert events include a Spring Concert  shared with other area community bands or school groups; band festivals such as the Community Band Festival at Carmichael Park in Sacramento or the Golden Gate Park music festival;  the Yolo County Fair in Woodland; summer concerts in local city parks; the Yolo County Veteran's Day Ceremony at the County Courthouse in Woodland; and a Winter Holiday Concert in December.  In November 2022 we joined the UC Davis Concert Band on stage at Mondavi Center, at the invitation of UCD band director Peter Nowlen. You can listen here  .

Yolo Community Band onstage at Mondavi Center November 2022 (Concert with UC Davis Concert Band, Peter Nowlen Director)

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All musicians are welcome and no audition is required. Our members range from high school students to senior citizens and we’re all in it for fun. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. in the Woodland High School band room (on the east side of campus near the gym) at 21 N. West St, Woodland, CA.

It is a band of all ages and all are welcome to join. Current members come from Davis, Woodland, Dixon, Winters, Esparto, Knights Landing, Sacramento and other surrounding communities. If you would like to join or want more information, contact yolocommunityband@gmail.com or Michael Loya at michael.loya@wjusd.org 

Dig out your instrument from the closet and come join us on Wednesday evenings.  Follow us on Facebook .