Concert at the Res

Concert at the Res

Sat, May 9, 2015

Lafayette Reservoir, Saturday, May 9 – 11:00am to 3:00pm

Since 1996 Lafayette Rotarians have been hosting an afternoon of music each Spring featuring local bands including Acalanes High School, Stanley Middle School, Bentley School and the Rossmoor Big Band. This annual concert has raised money to supply Lamorinda and Bay Area Schools with new instruments for their music programs.

This event was conceived by Lafayette resident and Rotarian Dick Holt to help our local schools. This year’s event includes legendary Bob Athayde conducting the Stanley Symphonic Band along with the Westlake Middle School Band directed by Mr. Randy Porter. Mo Levich (recent Jefferson Award recipient) leads the Big Band of Rossmoor, Norm Dea and the Acalanes High School Symphonic Band and Brian Pardo leading the Bentley Jazz Ensemble. Back this year is Lamorinda Theatre Academy and the Town Hall Theatre Troupe.

Along with the music, there is food and beverages being offered and sold. You can pack a picnic and don’t forget your beach chairs and blankets. The stage is adjacent to a shady picnic area, public restrooms and the children’s playground. Once you have parked walk East (to your left) towards the reservoir trail. The Stage is about 150 feet from the parking lot. A shuttle van will be used to pick up guests in the parking lot and drop them off at the trail entrance. A golf cart will be available to take those guests that need help up the hill to the new stage. Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase with great prizes including weekend get-a-ways. The proceeds are used to fund the Rotary Clubs public service projects and local bands.

This annual event is presented by the Lafayette Rotary Club and is sponsored by Diablo Foods, Oakwood Athletic Club, Cortese Investments, Lafayette Car Wash and Detail Center, Concord BMW, Minuteman Press, Lamorinda Weekly, O”Brien Land Company LLC, Kelly Hood MD Dermatology, Mechanics Bank, Orchard Nursery, BrightStar Healthcare, Branagh Development and the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.