The Events

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Where We Play

The Serenaders is a band based in Silicon Valley; we play primarily on the San Francisco Peninsula between San Jose and San Francisco (inclusive).


The band plays for many types of events: 

  • Holiday celebrations (including Valentine’s Day, Independence Day, and Christmas)
  • Birthday, anniversary, and wedding celebrations 
  • Dinner dances 
  • Concerts in the park and at VA hospitals (charity events)   

And the band has played at many different venues: 

  • Clubs and hotels from Santa Cruz to San Francisco 
  • Community centers 
  • Retirement communities 
  • Parks and outdoor events.

Examples of Serenaders Events

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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2018

On August 11, 2018, the Serenaders performed on the Swing Stage at San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

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Santana Row

In July and again in October, 2018, the band performed on the Park Valencia stage at Santana Row (an inviting corner of San Jose). (photo by Bob Kimsey)

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New Year's Eve

The Serenaders performed at the San Jose Elks' 2018 New Year's Eve celebration (photo by Marjorie Alfs).

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St. Martin of Tours, San Jose

 The Serenaders have been featured at the annual fund-raising crab feed held by the Men's Club. The photo (by Bob Jansen) is a drummer's eye view as final preparations were being made for the 2017 event (attended by some 150 people). This year, over 325 attended. 

Palo Alto Veterans Administration

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 The Serenaders provided live music for the 11th Annual Reveille Car Show held at the Palo Alto VA. (photo and video by Larry Trice)

Check out the video of the band!

Our Lady of Peace Festival

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The Serenaders provided the music for a celebratory picnic held by Our Lady of Peace in July, 2018. 

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CityDance San Jose

In October, 2016, the Serenaders performed at CityDance San Jose in César Chávez Plaza. (photo by Bob Jansen) 

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Ortega Park

For 33 years, the Serenaders provided free summer concerts at Ortega Park, Sunnyvale.

(photo by Clare Smith)

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Los Altos Sub-acute & Rehab Center

The band played at the facility's Independence Day celebration in July, 2017.
(photo by photousbooth)

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Menlo Oaks District Association

The Serenaders played at this community organization's annual picnic (attended by over 100).

(photo by Judy Horst)

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Lockheed-Martin Retirees

The Serenaders routinely provide the entertainment for seasonal luncheons held by the Lockheed-Martin Management Association of Retirees.

(photo by Bob Jansen in December, 2016, at Michael's at Shoreline in Mountain View)

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90th Birthday Party

The Serenaders provided dance music for the 90th birthday party (held in San Jose) of an energetic senior.

(photo by Bob Jansen, Nov. 2015)

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Our Lady of Peace

The Serenaders were featured at a Major Senior Swing Gala (attended by 250) held by Our Lady of Peace Church in Santa Clara.

(photo by Bob Jansen in June, 2015)