2016 July 4th
Kevin Moran Park
12415 Scully Ave., Saratoga
Monday, July 4, 2016
Rehearsal: Sat., June 25
The McCartysville Volunteer Band is an 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, but the music is sufficiently challenging that the recommended minimum skill level is advanced middle-school.
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