Click photo to return to Petaluma Community Band home page
Read more about the Petaluma Community Band at:
  • Petaluma Argus-Courier, January 20, 2016, "National award for Casa band director"
  • Petaluma Argus-Courier, March 31, 2004, "And the band played on: A look back at 145 years of Petaluma town bands"
  • The Press Democrat, Nov. 1, 2002, "Community band thrives on love of music"
  • Petaluma Argus-Courier, Feb. 7, 2001, "Monday nights are for making music"
  • Petaluma Argus-Courier, March 10-12, 1998, "Adult band is for everybody"
Read more about Petaluma's town band tradition at:
  • Petaluma Argus-Courier, Aug. 18, 1955 (Centennial edition), p. 3K "Municipal Band"
  • Petaluma Argus, Dec. 3, 1928 (repeated Dec. 10, 2003 in "Yesteryears" column) "... Concert by the Petaluma Municipal Band at the park on Lower Main Street... in a program arranged by the merchants."
  • Petaluma Argus-Courier, Sept. 3, 1928 (repeated Sept. 3, 2003 in "Yesteryears" column) Weekly band concert, E.A. Keller directing
  • Petaluma Argus, June 8, 1925 "Armand Putz, noted Army Band leader, locates here to direct the band"
  • Petaluma Argus, May 1, 1903 (repeated May 7, 2003 in "Yesteryears" column) Local merchant clarifies his position on band concerts
  • Petaluma Argus, Oct. 23, 1878 (repeated Oct. 29, 2003 in "Yesteryears" column) "The new band has revived and is under the direction of Prof. Page. You can now stand on the corner of Main and Washington streets and listen to "Um-pa-pa-pa," to your heart's content. "
    Thanks to Katie Watts of the Petaluma Argus-Courier for finding many of these news items, and including them in her "Yesteryears" column.

Petaluma Community Band home page