SVSBA Music Library

A benefit of SVSBA participation is the ability of any member band conductor or band member to check out music from SVSBA's Music Library for the membership year.  The Library has over 2500 band pieces in easy-to-browse file cabinets, as well as 70 pieces for small ensembles (duets up to dectet).  Access to the Music Library's secure office space is by appointment, 24/7.

SVSBA's collection is cataloged in a spreadsheet that can be browsed online, or downloaded and sorted by title, composer, arranger, etc.  The spreadsheet shows whether the piece is available or what band currently has it, and whether it's available for immediate checkout or needs inventorying first. 

The Music Library folder in SVSBA's cloud storage archive at
- Spreadsheet catalog of the Library's holdings
- Directions to the library
- Library Users Manual – a "must read" for borrowers, conductors and volunteers


Recent Additions

Former Auburn Winds conductor Tom Candlish has donated scores and parts for 6 of his own band compositions and arrangements.  (These are commercially published -- i.e. easy-to-read, not manuscript.)  These pieces are now available in the Music Library for SVSBA member bands to check out:

  • Baby Boo    circus march                   Jewell, arr. Candlish

  • Bandsmen of the West   march         Candlish   

  • March Past of the Kitchen Utensils    Vaughan Williams, arr. Candlish

  • O Magnum Mysterium                       De Victoria, arr. Candlish

  • Pachelbel's Canon                             Pachelbel, arr. Candlish

  • Toy Symphony                                   Haydn et al., arr. Candlish

Added Member Benefit

The Music Library is now available for SVSBA member bands and ensembles to house their music collections, on request, subject to availability of space and storage cabinets.

  • Music will remain the property of the member band or ensemble if the score and all parts have been stamped to identify the owning group.   Un-stamped music will be stamped SVSBA and be owned by SVSBA.

  • Music Library staff will inventory music received and add it to the Music Library spreadsheet catalog, after which it will be available for checkout and use by any SVSBA ensemble the same as other music in the SVSBA Music Library.

  • Music accepted will be maintained by Music Library staff the same as SVSBA-owned collections, including checkout/check-in procedures and recovery from a borrowing band of damaged or missing scores and parts.  SVSBA is not obligated to replace scores or parts that are unrecoverable after normal diligence.


Under this new policy, Sacramento Symphonic Winds' collection has been moved to the Music Library and will be made available as volunteer staff preparation time permits.


SVSBA member volunteers have donated over 2900 hours of work in the Music Library since its July 2017 relocation and reorganization.  Volunteers are trained in stamping music, putting it in score order, numbering and inventorying parts, and maintaining records – all steps essential to conserving and preserving for future users the value of this SVSBA asset. For more information, to volunteer, or to arrange a visit to our facility in the beautiful Sierra foothills, contact:
George Preston,