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Unfortunately, due to concerns regarding weather damage and student travel in inclement weather, both the CHS and GHS bands have made the decision to cancel their performance in the Gilroy Holiday Parade.  As of 12/4 there is a 90% chance of heavy precipitation on Saturday 12/8. Heavy rain is extremely damaging to battery percussion and woodwind instruments.  Additionally, a number of students from both schools will be in Fremont for SCCBDA Honor Band the afternoon of the parade and would need to travel back to Gilroy quickly for the parade, in heavy rain. 

We are sad to miss the parade this year, but look forward to representing CHS and Gilroy next year, in the 2020 Holiday Parade!


Christopher Bands is proud to announce that we have been invited to perform in the 2020 San Francisco Chinese New Years Parade, Presented by Southwest Airlines.  On February 8th, the band will travel to Chinatown to represent our community at the festival celebration!

Upcoming Christopher Bands Performance Dates:

12/6                Santa Clara County Honor Band Auditions @Fremont HS (Sunnyvale), 4:00PM

12/7                Gilroy Holiday Parade - PERFORMANCE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

12/17        Winter Concert with ASMS Band @CHS, 4:00 Call, 6:30 Concert

1/19                Santa Clara County Honor Band Concert @Saratoga HS, 3:00PM

2/8                  Chinese New Years Parade @San Francisco Chinatown

2/20-2/23  CASMEC (State Conference) @Fresno

3/13          CMEA Large Group Festival Contest @Graham MS (Mt. View)

3/18          Christopher Mass Band Concert @CHS, 3:00 Call, 7:00 Concert

3/24          Festival Concert @CHS, 5:00 Call, 7:00 Concert

4/1-4/6      Seattle, Washington Wind Ensemble Tour

4/17                Music For All Concert Festival @Clovis North HS

4/26          Black & Teal Gala, Times & Details TBD

5/19          Spring Concert @CHS, 5:00 Call, 7:00 Concert

TBD           Scholarship, Solo & Small Ensemble Night, TBD

TBD           CMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival & MTA, TBD

The CMEA Large Group Festival Concert (3/13) is the most educationally and artistically important component of the Wind Ensemble's year.  It is of the highest importance to our program, students, and curriculum. Attendance by friends, families, and community members at the event is strongly encouraged and appreciated.

GUSD Middle School Band Performance Dates:

Ascencion Solarsano Middle School Bands:

12/17             Winter Concert @ CHS, 6:00PM Call, 6:30 Concert

1/29               Spaghetti Feed @ CHS, 5:00PM-7:30PM

3/18               Christopher Mass Band Concert @ CHS, 5:00 Call, 7:00 Concert

3/25               Gilroy HS Mass Band Concert @ GHS, 5:00 Call, 7:00 Concert

5/20               Spring Concert @ ASMS, 6:30PM

TBD                Beginning Band @ Santa Cruz Boardwalk "Music in the Parks Festival"

Brownell Middle School Bands:

12/18             Winter Concert @ BMS, 7:00PM

1/29               Spaghetti Feed @ CHS, 5:00PM-7:30PM

3/13               Symphonic Band  @ CMEA Large Group Festival, @ Graham MS (Mt. View)

3/18               Christopher Mass Band Concert @ CHS, 5:00 Call, 7:00 Concert

3/25               Gilroy HS Mass Band Concert @ GHS, 5:00 Call, 7:00 Concert

5/14               Spring Concert @ BMS, 7:00PM

5/15               BMS Spirit Assembly @ BMS, 8:30AM

5/22-5/24      Symphonic Band Disneyland Tour

South Valley Middle School Bands:

12/16             Winter Concert @ SVMS, 7:00PM

1/29               Spaghetti Feed @ CHS, 5:00PM-7:30PM

3/18               Christopher HS Mass Band Concert @ CHS, 5:00 Call, 7:00 Concert

3/25               Gilroy HS Mass Band Concert @ GHS, 5:00 Call, 7:00 Concert

5/12               Spring Concert @ SVMS, 7:00PM

Winter Guard Audition & Performance Dates:

                            "the Christopher Performance Ensemble"

Performance Ensemble Season Schedule:

1/2-1/5     Winter Rehearsal Camp, 9:00AM-6:00PM​

1/11         CCGC Indoor Evaluations @ James Logan HS (Union City)

2/1           CCGC Contest @ Amador Valley HS (Pleasanton)

2/15         CCGC Contest @ Jesse Bethel HS (Vallejo)

3/14         CCGC Contest @ Monte Vista HS (Cupertino)

3/20         CCGC Championships @ Independence HS (San Jose)

TBD          Basketball Halftime Performances (1-3)

TBD          Christopher High School Performance

TBD          MS Recruiting Performances (3)




Our sincerest thanks to Don and Karen Christopher, The Christopher Family, and Christopher Ranch for their ongoing support of Christopher Bands.