Competition - Central Valley Band Review
59th Annual Central Valley Band Review
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
In 1960, Mr. Yell Nobles, an officer at a local bank and a member of American Legion Post #83, discussed with Postmaster John R. Hann and other community leaders the idea of having some kind of music festival to commemorate Veteran's Day in Merced.
Fred A. Silveira, then City Attorney, acted on the idea and organized the first Central California Band Review. It was held on November 11, 1960, with 11 bands participating. The Merced High School Marching Band and the Gaucho Marching Band from the newly formed El Captain High School (in operation from 1959 through 1962, until Merced High and El Captain combined to become one school with two campuses) were co-hosts for that review.
CCBR continued to be held in downtown Merced, except for one year when the competition was held on Yosemite Avenue in front of Merced College. For a brief time, from 2004 through 2006, CCBR was held in Madera. The sanctioning band organization asked for the event to return to Merced in 2007.
With bands performing from schools from all over the state. CCBR celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, November 14, 2009, jointly hosted by Golden Valley High School and Atwater High School.
The 59th Annual Central California Band Review will be held on Saturday, November 10th, 2018. The Golden Valley Band Boosters will again host Parade, Jazz, and Field Show Competitions at Golden Valley High School.
Field Show entrance is $8 Adult and $5 for Seniors & Children. No Parking Fees (Neighborhood Parking)!