2017 July 4th
Kevin Moran Park
12415 Scully Ave., Saratoga, CA
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Rehearsal: Sat., June 24
The McCartysville Volunteer Band is an open-call, ad hoc ensemble of brass/wood-winds and percussionists that meets and performs on July 4th for the Saratoga, CA Independence Day program. There are no auditions, and all instrumentalists are welcome, but those whose abilities are below the advanced middle-school level might wish to wait out some of the more difficult pieces (and are encouraged to do so).
The band has ranged from 35 to 70 musicians, and we welcome you to play. Please contact us for more information.
The band's name honors Martin McCarty, a 19th century Irishman, who built a toll road from his lumber mill and erected a tollgate at the location of present day 3rd Street and Big Basin Way. The village on McCarty's road was named Tollgate.
When Santa Clara County formed, it took over the road and eliminated the tolls. Tollgate was later renamed "McCartysville" when the enterprising McCarty laid out plots for development on both sides of Lumber Street, now known as Big Basin Way.
On March 13, 1865, the villagers voted to rename the community to Saratoga, CA