The Cabanijazz Project
GRAMMY Award winner and Ohlone College Alumni, Javier Cabanillas and his band Cabanijazz Project will perform live at the Hilltop Gala. Javier Cabanillas won a GRAMMY for the Best Latin Tropical Album of the Year, Pacific Mambo Orchestra.
The Ohlone College Brass Quintet
The Ohlone Community Band was founded in 1977 as part of the Ohlone College Department of Music. Over the years, the Ohlone Community Band grew under the baton of past conductors Phil Zahorsky, Rich Levin and Steve Barnhill. Since the Fall of 2007 the Band has been under the direction of Tony Clements.
The Band has a wonderful blend of youth and experience and is an outstanding example of the benefits of a Music Education. The Band plays a wide variety of Symphonic Band Literature to challenge both the Audience and the Ensemble itself. The Ohlone Community Band is open to all Musicians with Conductor approval.
The Ohlone College Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit auxiliary organization created to support Ohlone College in the execution of its strategic mission. The Foundation focuses on the critically important task of raising funds to support a broad array of educational programs.
The Foundation manages $4.5 million dollars in assets and provides approximately $100,000 in student scholarships on an annual basis. The board of directors consists of corporate, community and philanthropic leaders who have a dedicated interest in the well-being of the College. The Ohlone College Foundation also manages the Alumni and Friends program – providing graduates and valued community members an opportunity to stay connected.
The entire Ohlone community benefits from the Foundation's support in providing equipment, furnishings, and community awareness programs at both the Fremont and Newark campuses.