Send us an email if you would like to get Oakland Municipal Band news. We will remind you of the concerts during the season, and let you know when programs may be downloaded. Also, if you would like to know about Friends of the Oakland Municipal Band meetings and events, let us know.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Our most frequently asked question is whether someone can play with the band.
The Oakland Municipal Band is a professional ensemble, not a community group, and all members need to be members of the Musician’s Union Local 6 in order to perform. If you are a union member, you need to be contracted for the gig and that the band has only a specific number of spots, based on the union contract. Extra players also would entail difficulties in setup and sheet music management.
We also get asked about renting the bandstand. If you would like to book the bandstand for an event, it should be done through the Oakland Central Reservations Office.
Telephone: 510 763-4657
Bruce De Benedictis
Friends of the Oakland Municipal Band
631 Boulevard Way
Oakland, CA 94610-1642