All sax players are welcome at Saxophone Christmas! This is an all-day event. Players are required to attend the morning rehearsal and both performances. You’ll need to bring a lyre or a music stand.

COVID safety: currently there are no requirements or limitations on venue capacity. Players are welcome to wear masks when they are not playing.

Pre-registration is now closed. Walk-ups will be accepted if there is space. We always encourage everyone to register in advance so we can make sure to have enough t-shirts and music. If you’d like to participate in both events, please register for each event separately.

Music will be handed out at the event. We are NOT able to provide music in advance, but if you’re worried about your ability to play it, know that there will be many other people playing the same part, and if you leave out the harder parts – no one will know (except Santa).

We need quite a few volunteers to help at rehearsals at both events, including with registration and music and t-shirt distribution.  Players are welcome to volunteer, as are friends, parents, and siblings.  To volunteer, please email Ray.

Spread the word – here are fliers for Sacramento and San Jose.

Sacramento – 10th annual!
Saturday, December 3, 2022

Check-in: 8:30 – 10am
Rehearsal: 10am – noon
Tim’s Music
, 6818 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael
We’ll be in their ensemble room, adjacent to the store. Check in, get your music and t-shirt, and meet other players before we start with a 10am downbeat.
Parking is limited; info about parking options will be emailed to those who register.

Performance One: 2 – 3pm
The Fountains in Roseville

1009 Galleria Blvd., Roseville
We’ll be at the west end of the mall, outdoors at the southwest end of the mall, near Pet Food Express.
NOTE! Performance One has been moved due to weather – we will be performing in Sunrise Mall twice, once at 2pm and again at 5pm.

Performance Two: 5 – 6pm
Sunrise Mall

6041 Sunrise Mall Road, Citrus Heights
We’ll be indoors, near the entrance of Macy’s south / See’s Candy.


San Jose – 28th annual
Saturday, December 17, 2022

Check-in: 8 – 10am 
Rehearsal: 10am – noon
Obi Studios

320 Piercy Road, San Jose
Check in, get your music and t-shirt, and meet other players players before we start with a 10am downbeat.
Parking is plentiful, but is spread out – leave time to walk. Bring a folding chair if you can – we will be about 75 short.

Performance One: 2 – 3pm
Christmas in the Park

Plaza de Cesar Chavez, downtown San Jose (South Market Street Loop near the Tech Museum). We’ll perform in the center of the park, next to the stage.

Performance Two: 5 – 6pm
Eastridge Mall

2200 Eastridge Loop, San Jose
We’ll perform in the Center Court area, near the elevators.