Annual Save the Music Festival approaches

Save the Music will be held in Twin Pines Park in Belmont.

Save the Music will be held in Twin Pines Park in Belmont.

Connie Yi, Staff Writer

Save the Music is back.

The 12th annual Save the Music Festival will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

According to The Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation, it is the largest community event in Belmont.

The Save the Music Festival raises money to support music programs in Belmont  and Redwood-Shores schools such as Ralston Middle School.

Former Ralston student Hazel Lam said, “I played in the Honors Band at The Save the Music Festival, and I enjoyed the experience of playing outside in front of younger children who were interested in music.”

Many students who have volunteered in past years loved their experience donating their time and effort at a booth which help contributes to fund the Belmont Redwood-Shores schools.

“It made me so happy that so many people were coming to donate and listen to the music groups that were performing,” said sophomore Alison Chavez, a previous volunteer.

Chavez said, “I volunteered because I think the music program is very important to the education system and because Save the Music is a very fun community event.”