Throughout the El Segundo Concert Band's 20 year history they have developed a reputation for intriguing and entertaining concerts presented in a family atmosphere. The band performs 3 seasonally concerts, 2 to 3 community events, and a summer concert-in-the-park series every season.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:

Steven Allen Fox, Music Director/Conductor

Maestro Steven Allen Fox is an innovative concert creator, conductor, producer and composer He has conducted or produced over 100 premieres of new compositions and suites. Steven has conducted the San Francisco Symphony, the Silly Symphonies Orchestra, Hollywood Studio Symphony, Golden State Pops Orchestra, and the Video Games Live Orchestra. Special engagements include “Disney's The Little Mermaid Live in Concert” with the San Francisco Symphony, Guest Conductor for the international film music festival “Fimucité” in Tenerife, Spain, and the Assistant Conductor position for the World Premieres of “Beauty and the Beast In Concert,” “The Little Mermaid Live in Concert “ and “Coco Live-to-Film Concert Experience.” With the Golden State Pops Orchestra, which Steven founded in 2002, he has had the privilege to be Principal Conductor for “The Magnificent Movie Poster World of Drew Struzan,” the Varése Sarabande 35th Anniversary Concert Gala Series in Los Angeles, and “A Spoonful of Sherman: A Symphonic Concert.”


Steven has had the opportunity to work with some of the most influential composers and artists in the industry. Notable professionals Steven has worked with, or shared the stage with include Kelsey Grammer, Zooey Deschanel, John Stamos, Rebel Wilson, Taye Diggs, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Shoshana Bean, Cheech Marin, Peter Gallagher, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Alan Silvestri, Richard Sherman, Thomas Newman, John Debney, Michael Giacchino, and Michael Kosarin.

Steven has a Bachelors Degree in Music Theory and Composition from Illinois State University and a Graduate Certificate in Film and Television Scoring from the University of Southern California.

Past Performances

An El Segundo Holiday Concert

Celebrate the holiday season with Maestro Steven Allen Fox and the El Segundo Concert Band as they present their gift, An El Segundo Holiday Concert. Experience this festive performance of timeless holiday favorites!

Maestro Fox will lead the El Segundo Concert Band, in presenting traditional favorites to lift your spirit and put a smile on your face. A special highlight will be Maestro Fox himself narrating ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, accompanied by the concert band with Assistant Conductor Matthew Visk.

December 11, 2022 - 4:00pm
El Segundo Performing Arts Center
640 S. Main St, El Segundo


INCLUDING
Sleigh Ride
Polar Express
'Twas the Night Before Christmas - narrated by Maestro Fox
We Need A Little Christmas
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Christmas Festival
Dreidel Dance
Themes from the Nutcracker

Admission is free so that all can experience the joy with family & friends.

A Concert Salute to Veterans

The El Segundo Concert Band will honor our troops on Saturday, November 5, 2022, with “A Concert Salute to Veterans.” Join the band, Maestro Steven Allen Fox, and special guests at the El Segundo Performing Arts Center (640 S. Main St, El Segundo) beginning at 7:00pm (6:00pm for the Preconcert Lecture).


WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Paul Draper, Narrator - Mentalism, Mystery, Music, and Storytelling

Paul Henning, Violin & Piano Soloist - Professional Studio & Freelance Musician

FEATURING

  • “A Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copland

With narrator, Paul Draper

  • “Rhapsody in Blue” (excerpt) by George Gershwin

With piano soloist, Paul Henning

  • “Amazing Grace” for violin and band

With violin soloist, Paul Henning

  • “American Dream Fanfare” by Bruce Healey

  • “Hymn to the Fallen” by John Williams

From the motion picture Saving Private Ryan

  • American Salute” by Morton Gould

  • “Battle Hymn of the Republic”

  • And more...

Matthew Visk, Guest Conductor

Matthew received his BA in Music Education from UCLA where he was the Drum Major of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band as well as a student conductor for the Symphonic Band. Some of Matthew's musical highlights include playing trumpet for the opening of the Rolling Stone's 50th & Counting Tour and the 24th season premiere of the Amazing Race. He is currently the President and Music Director of LA Chamber Music Company and South Bay Pit Orchestra. Additionally, Matthew has two master's degrees in theology and is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge in England. Matthew also is an adjunct professor at the Asia Graduate School of Theology, Nepal. Matthew is the Director of Bands at Narbonne High School.

Paul Draper, Narrator

Paul Draper has been seen on History, A&E, HBO, Discovery, Hallmark, Travel, HGTV, and shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Pawn Stars, Mindfreak, and House Hunters. In Las Vegas, he has headlined showrooms for casinos including the Orleans Casino & Planet Hollywood and served as house magician for 7 years at the Venetian. Recently he has been working as a professor at SOKA University and Thomas Jefferson University while also performing shows at Disneyland and for thousands of people a week at home over Zoom.


Paul Henning, Piano/Violin

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Henning enjoys a versatile music career in both film and live performance. Paul has composed the original music for the feature documentaries Foreman, Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives, and The Town That Was. He has worked on the score orchestrations for over 50 feature films, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The BFG, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Chocolat. In addition to his film writing, Paul also works on orchestral arrangements that have received performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Hollywood Howl Orchestra, and London Symphony.

He has helped create concert suites from the film scores, Spider-man, The Passion of the Christ, and Peter Pan, as well as multiple works from the catalogs of the Golden Age film composers Dimitri Tiomkin and Elmer Bernstein. Paul has also completed band arrangements for the Television Shows "American Idol," "The Singing Bee," and "Sunday's Best."

An accomplished pianist and violinist, Paul has performed with the Hollywood Studio Symphony on the soundtracks to Moana, Storks, Furious 7, Frozen, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Maze Runner, Monsters University and Alice in Wonderland,, among many others. He has also played violin for Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé, Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. Paul has served as Concertmaster for the Golden State Pops Orchestra since 2004.

Paul grew up on his family's 130-year old wheat farm near Pullman, Washington. He studied music at the University of Southern California and Washington State University.




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LET EARTH RING

A CONCERT TO CELEBRATE EARTH

Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 7:00pm

El Segundo Performing Arts Center (640 S. Main) - FREE ADMISSION

Inspired by the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, come on this journey with the ESCB, taking in the grandeur of Earth’s landscapes, oceans, sky and many adventures. Let the ESCB give you an evening of enjoyment full of great music and visuals.

Originally scheduled for March 2020, ESCB is excited to bring this concert to life.

Including:

  • Adventures of Earth from E.T.

  • Baba Yetu from the video game Civilization IV

  • The National Geographic Theme

  • Theme from Star Trek First Contact

  • Cadillac of the Skies from Empire of the Sun

  • Sea Songs

  • Mother Earth

  • Earthdance

  • On This Day Earth Shall Ring

  • And Then The Ocean Glows

  • Yosemite in Summer (by ESCB band member Nick Mazuk)

AN EL SEGUNDO

HOLIDAY CONCERT

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

El Segundo High School Little Theatre (640 S. Main) - FREE ADMISSION

Get into the holiday spirit with Maestro Steven Allen Fox and the El Segundo Concert Band at this home town Holiday Concert!

Including:

  • A Christmas Festival

  • Music from Home Alone

  • Music from Polar Express

  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, with narrator Danny Roque

  • Hallelujah Chorus

  • Stille Nacht

  • Dreidel Dance

  • and more...

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR! CONCERT

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

El Segundo Performing Arts Center (640 S. Main) - FREE ADMISSION

The El Segundo Concert Band summons all ghouls and goblins to the Halloween concert event of the year in El Segundo. Enjoy great Halloween themed music, Halloween treats and a costume contest. Let ESCB help conjure images of ghosts for you this Halloween.

Musical selections include:

  • Nightmare Before Christmas

  • Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Captain Marvel

  • Black Panther

  • Night on Bald Mountain

  • Sorcerer’s Apprentice (excerpt)

  • Theme from Child’s Play (2019)

  • Ghost Train (Movement 1)

  • …and more


FRIGHTFULLY FUN CHAMBER RECITAL

FEATURING THE SEGUNDO SAXES

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 3:00pm

El Segundo High School Little Theatre (640 S. Main) - FREE ADMISSION

On July 20, 2019, the El Segundo Concert Band will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a special tribute concert. The celebration will blast off at 7:00pm, 50 years to the day. Don’t moonwalk…run, to make sure you don’t miss this full moon spectacular, packed with fanfares, ballads, famous standards and fan favorite film music.

Including:

  • Music from E.T., by John Williams

  • Star Trek Into the Deep, by Michael Giacchino

  • Moon River, by Henry Mancini

  • Blue Moon, by Rodgers and Hart

  • Moonlight Sonata, by Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Music from Apollo 13, by James Horner

  • Sea of Tranquility, by Robert Buckley

  • 12 Seconds to the Moon, by Robert W. Smith

  • As the Moon Whispers, by Benjamin Yeo

  • God Bless America

  • & a few surprises from the Segundo Saxes

TO THE MOON...& BACK

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 7:00pm

El Segundo Performing Arts Center (640 S. Main) - FREE ADMISSION

On July 20, 2019, the El Segundo Concert Band will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a special tribute concert. The celebration will blast off at 7:00pm, 50 years to the day. Don’t moonwalk…run, to make sure you don’t miss this full moon spectacular, packed with fanfares, ballads, famous standards and fan favorite film music.

Including:

  • Music from E.T., by John Williams

  • Star Trek Into the Deep, by Michael Giacchino

  • Moon River, by Henry Mancini

  • Blue Moon, by Rodgers and Hart

  • Moonlight Sonata, by Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Music from Apollo 13, by James Horner

  • Sea of Tranquility, by Robert Buckley

  • 12 Seconds to the Moon, by Robert W. Smith

  • As the Moon Whispers, by Benjamin Yeo

  • God Bless America

  • & a few surprises from the Segundo Saxes

A BRIEF HISTORY OF JAZZ

Featuring the Segundo Sax Quartet

Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 3:00pm - FREE ADMISSION

El Segundo Woman's Club (541 Standard, El Segundo)

The Segundo Saxes will perform this new concert of great jazz selections, highlighting several eras of jazz: Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Be Bop & West Coast Cool.

Including:

  • Maple Leaf Rag

  • St. Louis Blues

  • Take the A Train

  • Pink Panther

  • Chameleon

Musical selections include:

  • The Raiders March (from the Indiana Jones film series), by John Williams

  • Selections from Aladdin, by Alan Menken

  • Olympic Fanfare and Theme, by John Williams

  • Festive Overture, by Dmitri Shostakovich

  • Second Suite in F (Mvmt 1 and 4), Gustav Holst

  • Music from Gettysburg, by Randy Edelman

  • Irish Tune from County Derry, by Percy Grainger

  • Into the Raging River, by Steven Reineke

  • Galop, by Dmitri Shostakovich

  • …and a few surprises!


20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

El Segundo Performing Arts Center (640 S. Main)


Give the gift of music to your Mother this Mother’s Day by joining the El Segundo Concert Band (ESCB) as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary. For 20 years ESCB, and its parent company the South Bay Music Association, have provided free concerts and high quality music education to the El Segundo community, entertaining and educating thousands. Join Maestro Steven Allen Fox, special guest ESUSD Superintendent Dr. Melissa Moore, former ESCB alumni, and other community leaders, in this special celebration of great music.

In addition, this will be the going-away tribute to Edie and Mike Rice, two pillars of the El Segundo community. The Rices have been an integral part of ESCB and SBMA since it’s inception, as well as all levels of instrumental band music in the El Segundo School District. Come help say goodbye to the Rices as everyone celebrates 20 years of music in El Segundo.




THE STORIES MUSIC TELL

Music can express an emotion, excite us with joy and laughter, or take us through incredible stories of wonder. “The Stories Music Tell” will present a selection of programmatic music that was written specifically to tell a story, portray an event or express a feeling. You will be swept away by the sounds and stories created by the El Segundo Concert Band. This extraordinary, free, family-friendly concert will take listeners on the journeys within the music.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 7:00pm - El Segundo Performing Arts Center (640 S. Main)

Musical selections include:

  • Symphonie Fantastique: March to the Scaffold & Dream of a Witch’s Sabbath, by Berlioz

  • Romeo and Juliet, by Tchaikowsky

  • An American in Paris, by Gershwin

  • Hoe Down, by Copland

  • William Tell Overture, by Rossini

  • Sheherazade, by Rimsky-Korsakov

Just for Laughs Concert presented by South Bay Music Association and played by the El Segundo Concert Band under the direction of Steve Allen Fox, delighted the audience with humor and music July 21st, at the ESHS Performing Arts Center. Other Symposium groups also entertained under the direction of Edie Rice.

Thank you to those who donated at the free concert to this worthy cause of keeping the music playing in our schools and community, including a generous gift from the Masonic Lodge. If you were unable to attend you can see the concert on ESTV YouTube channel in about two weeks. Thank you to ESTV for joining us at the concert.

Bravo to the jazz band formed by the Symposium students after playing together for just two weeks under the direction of Robert Soto.

And we thank the merchants, Stuft Pizza, Britts Bar-B-Que, and Coldstone Ice Cream for joining us outdoors to enhance our picnic and dining atmospere.

Also, congratulations to the El Segundo's Funniest Home Videos Contest winners, The Kingsley Family.


EPIC MUSIC

A Legendary Concert of Heroic Proportions!


Audience Members praised the extraordinary free concert provided by the El Segundo Concert Band on Sat. March 3rd with the music of Carmina Burana concluding the concert in all of it's musical intensity and glory. The Master Composers would be proud of the entire performance which will be posted on YouTube within the next few weeks to be enjoyed for many years to come.