Community Orchestra Program

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Join the Adult Beginning Orchestra, starting Monday, October 7, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Adult beginners
  • Players that may have not played in many years
  • Adults taking up another instrument

This Community Orchestra Program is sponsored by the Arts and Culture Commission and invites beginning musicians (18 and older) to participate. The class must have at least 12 participants.


Class Dates: October 7, *14, 21, 28; November 4, 19, 26; December 2, 9. (510) 215-4318. No class on Monday, November 11 in honor of Veteran's Day.

Location: All classes will be held at the Arlington Clubhouse at 120 Arlington Blvd, El Cerrito, expect for October 14, which will be held at the *Hana Gardens Senior Center at  10870 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito.

Class fee:  $150 for 9 classes and 1 rehearsal and performance. There is no drop-in option. A small amount of financial assistance is available on a first come, first served basis. Please email or call Maya Williams to request financial assistance at (510) 215-4318.


Community members 18 years and older can register: ONLINE or by mail. All mailed registrations MUST be received by Thursday, October 3, 2019 to Maya Williams, City of El Cerrito, 10890 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530.



The Beginning Orchestra will perform at a special concert event to be scheduled, in early December, at the Arlington Clubhouse. This event celebrates all levels of music making, while also presenting a high quality concert that can be enjoyed by all members of the community.