Band Manager Dan Rhymes and Kirk Raymond, the band’s founder, listen at rehearsal.

Founded in 1986, the Camarillo Community Band has given hundreds of local musicians a chance to put their musical skills at the service of the community.  Some of the original band members — the “charter members” — still play with the band and remember its beginnings.

The year 2000 marked a change when the band acquired a permanent manager and began to select guest conductors from the community.

In the year 2018, the band became a 501(c)3 California Nonprofit Corporation and formed a Board of Directors.  Members of the board are chosen annually.