"A Celebration Of Music" At The Mondavi!

Performing the Star Spangled Banner at the 2019 "A Celebration of Music" Festival

A "Celebration of Music" At The Mondavi!

The "Celebration of Music" Festival provides an annual opportunity for orchestral musicians from Davis public schools celebrate their musical achievement with our community. Musicians from Sixth through Twelfth grade perform in the world-class performance venue of the Mondavi Center for Performing Arts, at UC Davis.

This annual concert draws community leaders, public school officials, and private music teachers who support the music program in the Davis schools. Without the support of these citizens, our program would not be the caliber it is today. With the size of this venue, we are able to provide the entire community an opportunity to see what the students of Davis have achieved.

Please scroll down for concert details and ticket information

Performing Groups in 2020

In 2020, this community concert will feature the the Emerson, DaVinci & Harper Jr. High Orchestras (7th through 9th graders), directed by Greg Brucker; the Emerson/Da Vinci Harper and Holmes Choirs, directed by Arielle Deem; The Davis Youth Artists Chamber Ensemble, directed by William Barbini; local student ensembles; and the Elementary All City Strings Orchestra (Sixth graders selected students from all of Davis’ public elementary schools) directed by Lydia Cooley.


The mission of the Festival is three-fold:

To support music program development in the Davis schools;

To foster the integration of music training resources in our community;

To support community efforts which enrich the cultural soul of Davis.

Proceeds from A Celebration of Music fund various needs of the Davis Joint Unified School District’s strings and orchestral program: Strings and upkeep of school owned instruments throughout the district; master classes; scholarships for participation in field trips; adjudication for seating auditions and the numerous other needs of running a program of this caliber.

A Celebration of Music 2020 Details

A Celebration of Music 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Doors open at 1:30pm; concert begins at 2:00 pm

Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

A Celebration of Music tickets will be on sale soon. Please check back in Fall.

Purchase tickets in advance and save $5.00 per tickets. Come and support our music program. Invite friends and family Please spread the word!

Pre-order CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs of the Festival will be on sale in January, 2020, through the day of the event.

Tickets (2020 Tickets will be on sale in Fall)

Advance Ticket Prices

Orchestra and Orchestra Terrace

Regular: $25

Student or Senior: $15

Child Under 10: $10

Grand Tier

Regular: $20

Student or Senior: $10

Child under 10: $10

Day of Concert Prices

Orchestra and Orchestra Terrace

Regular: $30

Student or Senior: $15

Child Under 10: $10

Grand Tier

Regular: $25

Student or Senior: $10

Child under 10: $10


You may pre-order CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs of the 2019 Celebration of Music up to and on the day of the event. Pre-order online at store.dsoma.org.

You may pay by cash, check, or credit card

If you pay by credit card, your card will be charged when you complete the check out process (online or at the performance)

If you plan to pay by check (payable to "DSOMA") or cash, please indicate your preference when you checkout. You may then pay at the performance when students check in for rehearsal, or in the lobby during the concert. Please make sure to print out a copy of your receipt and bring it with you to the performance along with your payment

Once the discs are ready, we'll deliver them to the student you designate at their school

If you have any questions, or would like to request a different manner of delivery, please contact us at store@dsoma.org.

All proceeds go to support music programs at our schools. Thank you for your support!


A photographer will be taking individual photos if desired immediately after the dress rehearsal. Order forms for individual photos and the formal group onstage photo will be sent home with students and to parents via email.