• Music Appreciation and Community Band Classes


    Afternoon At The Opera Spring 2019

    On our operatic journey, we will enter the lives of a seductive and manipulative gypsy, an equally seductive "Don Juan" who boasts of his conquests, a young tomboy who's the adoptee of an entire regiment of soldiers in the Swiss Alps, a Roman emperor who forgives his would-be assassins, a brave group of nuns who live in constant fear of the guillotine during the French Revolution, and a passionate German heroine who struggles with being half goddess and half human.  Join us, if you dare.  Opera novices welcome.

    Class Schedule

    • 1/28:   Carmen by Georges Bizet
    • 2/04:   Politics in Opera with mezzo-soprano Deboarah Rosengaus
    • 2/11:   Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
    • 2/18    No class.  Holiday
    • 2/25:  La Fille du Regiment by Gaetano Donizetti
    • 3/04:  Women in Opera with Jazmine Harnishfeger
    • 3/11:  La Clemenza di Tito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • 3/18:  Dialogues des Carmelites by Fancis Poulenc
    • 3/25:  Die Walkure by Richard Wagner with Phyllis Neumann


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    • 1/12  Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea by 9:55 a.m. with Netrebko, Beczala, Rachvelishvili
    • 2/02  Carmen at 9:55 a.m. with Clementine Margaine and Roberto Alagna
    • 3/02  La Fille du Regiment at 9:55 a.m. with Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena
    • 3/30  Die Walkure  9:00 a.m. with sterling cast of Christine Goerke, Eva-Marie Westbroek, Jamie Barton, Stuart Skelton, Greer Grimsley and "The Machine"
    • 5/11  Dialogues des Carmelites at 9:00 am with Isabel Leonard and Karita Mattila (3 hrs, 9 mins)



    San Mateo Senior Center

    Registration fee does not include tickets or transportation to performances.

    080807            M          2:30 - 4:30 pm           Deghi            1/28 - 3/25     $105

    To register: 

    Go to San Mateo Adult School registration form at or register during the first class.  San Mateo Parks and Rec and the San Mateo Senior Center will not accept opera registrations.


    Guest Passes will be accepted for Spring 2019 classes.



    West Bay Community Band

    Musicians Wanted! If you’ve been itching to play again come join the West Bay and San Carlos Community Band. Our band has over 60 fun-loving musicians who enjoy playing music of all styles and periods, performing, and appreciate being part of an ensemble. All instruments needed. Gain new musical knowledge and skill. NO audition required. For more information, contact Erinn Washburn at

    Class times can be found by visiting the West Bay Community Band website. Registration for this class can be completed either in class or online visiting the website:


    Mills High School

    (No class 1/21, 2/18, 4/1)

    080823                    M               7 - 9:30 pm      Washburn         1/7 - 4/15           $100