The Saint Helena Community Band is a group of local musicians who enjoy getting together to make music. The Band is an all-volunteer organization, continuing a 100-year-old Napa Valley tradition. Originally founded in 1921, the band was reestablished in 2007 by Francis Ford Coppola, a generous visionary, who believed life in the Upper Valley would be greatly enhanced by a community band.
Since then, we have grown to nearly 40 members, and new members join regularly; the only requirement being a desire to play and perform good music. We enjoy sharing our talents throughout the Napa Valley to further our mission: promoting music appreciation and music education in the community.
Under the direction of Dr. Andy Collinsworth, the band performs several concerts throughout the year; both indoors and outdoors, supporting community events and private celebrations.
The band’s repertoire includes a wide variety of music;