Our Mission


It is the SVSBA’s mission to support symphonic band music education and performance in the greater Sacramento area.  In particular, the SVSBA supports community bands and other affiliated musical ensembles, providing an opportunity for musicians to continue their musical education and experiences.


The SVSBA encourages all member bands and individuals to join the Association of Concert Bands. Read more at www.acbands.org for a listing of ACB benefits.

  • Sponsors an annual symphonic band festival in Carmichael.

  • Provides money to support community concert needs.

  • Provides scholarships for private lessons to needy students.

  • Sponsors an annual youth solo artist scholarship.

Carmichael Park Community Band Festival

Although the 2021 festival has been canceled, we are accepting applications for the 2022 Festival. Click here to view and download the 2022 application.

New! Covid-19 Resources for Member Bands

With Covid-19 cases again spiking due to the delta variant, the SVSBA has developed a page of information and resource links to assist member bands in safely navigating the pandemic. Click here to view the resources page.

SVSBA Virtual Performance on YouTube

Please enjoy our first official virtual performance, featuring musicians from all of our member bands, and beyond, performing "Goin' for the Gold", with an introduction by composer Bruce Broughton, and conductor Tom Seaton. Click here to view the performance.