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Portuguese Band of San José

Founded in 1971 by Mr. Eleutério Borba. The band's nickname is Banda Velha, which means "Old Band".

It is the oldest current Portuguese marching band in all of California, but not the first to be founded. There were several Portuguese marching bands founded in the late 1800's and early 1900's, but they faded away over the years. In fact, some were founded by the famous Portuguese composer John Philip Sousa, who composed most of our familiar American military marches.

Since it's inception, the Portuguese Band of San José proudly represents the Portuguese culture within the local community and throughout California.

EVENTS

RENTALS

Beautiful Amenities for Special Events

WEDDINGS • QUINCEAÑERA • COMPANY PARTIES • HOLIDAY EVENTS 

MAIN HALL

We can accommodate any event

KITCHEN

A full service kitchen for catering

BAR

Fully functional bar 

The Portuguese Band of San José facility is available for rentals and includes a 3,025 square-foot ballroom with stage. It also features a large bar area and kitchen. A charming venue in the

heart of San José provides the perfect location for weddings, receptions, conferences,

classes, parties and other large and small events at very affordable rates.

MUSICIANS

Conductor (Mestre) 

Nelson Sequada

Queen (Rainha)

Flag Holders (Porta Bandeiras)

Deanna Duarte
Jessica Mello

Banner Holders (Porta Estandarte)

Nevaeh Paz
Faith Paz

Clarinet (Clarinete)

Brian Flores
Sandra Rodrigues
Kimberly Quaresma
Alexa Vasquez
Alison Janeiro

Trumpet (Trompete)

Gilbert Nunes
Dillon Nunes
Curtis Gaspar

French Horn (Trompa)

Tony Paz

Tenor Sax (Saxo Tenor)
Nelson Brasil

Alto Sax (Saxo Alto)

Nelson Sequeira
Jason Aguiar
Nick Tavares

Trombone (Trombone)

Larry Dias
Steve Lourenco
John Paul Faustino

Baritone (Baritono)

John Santos
Joey Medeiros
Mike Tavares

Tuba (Tuba)

Mike Salasar
John Cunha

Percussion (Bateria)

Danny Furtado
Luke Costa
Kvin Azevedo

REPERTOIRE

P.B.S.J. Anthem

 

Star Spangled Banner (U.S. Anthem)

 

Portuguese Anthem

 

Azorean Anthem

 

Holy Ghost Anthem

 

Anthem of Our Lady of Fátima #1

 

Anthem of Our Lady of Fátima #2

 

Anthem of Saint Cecilia

 

Anthem of Saint Anthony

 

Anthem of “Bom Jesus”

 

Anthem of “Senhor Santo Cristo”

 

Paixão
Genre: Funeral March
Composer: Manuel Canito

 

Ultimo Adeus

Genre: Funeral March

 

Semper Fidelis
Genre: March

Composer: John Philip Sousa

 

Botão de Ancora
Genre: March

 

The Circus Bee

Genre: March
Composer: Henry Fillmore

 

The Thunderer
Genre: March
Composer: John Philip Sousa

 

Alegres do Norte
Genre: March

Os Rebeldes
Genre: March
Composer: Manuel Canito

 

Eulália Maria
Genre: Slow March
Composer: Manuel Canito

 

Paula
Genre: Slow March
Composer: Manuel Xavier Soares

 

Cadetes em Marcha
Genre: Concert March

 

Danny Boy
Composer: Warren Barker

 

Al Centenario
Genre: Concert March
Composer: Ferrer

 

Florentiner March
Genre: Grand Italian March
Composer: Julius Fucik

 

Also Sprach Zarathustra
Genre: Fanfare
Composer: Richard Strauss

 

Flight of the Bumble Bee
Genre: Concert March
Composer: N. Rimsky Korsakoff

 

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
Genre: Symphonic Suite
Composer: John Williams

 

Cantigas São Canções
Genre: Concert Piece
Composer: Ilídio Costa

 

Finale from New World Symphony
Genre: Symphony
Composer: Antor Dvora

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