Golden Gate Park Band

9:01am

Thu July 25, 2013
Today's Local Music

Today's Local Music: Golden Gate Park Band

The music you’re hearing is by probably the longest lasting band in San Francisco: The Golden Gate Park Band. They’ve been giving free concerts nearly ever Sunday from late April until early October... since 1882.

They always perform in the Spreckles Temple of Music at Golden Gate Park, starting at 1:00pm.  Each week there’s a different theme. This Sunday, July 28th, fittingly, it’s “Great Concert Band Music.”

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5:56pm

Tue July 23, 2013
Arts & Culture

Give a hand to the Golden Gate Park Band

Courtesy of The Golden Gate Park Band

Few civic institutions in San Francisco pre-date the 1906 earthquake. One is the cable car, invented here in 1873. Another one is The Golden Gate Park Band. It dates from 1882, when it was a support unit of the California National Guard. Now it’s a Sunday afternoon mainstay at The Spreckles Temple of Music in Golden Gate Park.

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