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  • Internationally recognized.

  • Established in 1983 by Dr. Lester E. Lehr.

  • Open to anyone interested in symphonic band music.

  • Organizes ensembles for community concert needs.

  • 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.

  • Band members are adults of all ages, from twenties to seniors. All are encouraged to join and play.

  • Musicians represent a cross-section of the community – many professions are represented.

The SVSBA is a member of the Association of 

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