Azores Band of Escalon

With the desire to maintain musical homeland traditions, local Portuguese immigrants gathered to form the Azores Band of Escalon in 1980.

Azores Band of Escalon

For 25 years, the Filarmonica has been playing at festas, bullfights, and other Portuguese community events.

Known for their energetic performances and wide variety of pasodobles at the bullfights held in the San Joaquin Valley, the Azores Band of Escalon is considered to be one of the best bandas taurinas in California and was voted the most popular Filarmonica in California for 2004.

The Azores Band of Escalon is currently under the Direction of Terry Silveira with Assistant Director Frank Martins. Their band consists of 1-Eb Clarinet, 1-Flute, 10-Clarinets, 9-Alto Sax, 1-Tenor Sax, 8-Trumpet, 2-Flugel Horn, 1-Trumpa, 1-Baritone, 5-Trombone, 1-Eb Tuba, 2-Bb Tuba, 8-Percussions, and 6-Flag Carriers.

Be sure to check out their website for other information (events, hall rental, etc.) as well as signing their guestbook just to say hello. (Don't forget to mention that you found them on our site).

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