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2020. Apart, but together!

Post by Dennis in timeline on 20.03.2020

Blue Bear weathers the storm, and makes the most of socially-distanced music-making.  (But we miss our friends!)

Legacy Business

Post by Dennis in timeline on 20.11.2016

Blue Bear is recognized as a San Francisco Legacy Business, joining a prestigious group of fewer than 300 community-serving businesses that are recognized as valuable cultural assets  —  not to mention that they’re some of SF’s favorite places!

All Star Bands

Post by Dennis in timeline on 20.11.2010

Blue Bear introduces the All Star Band Program, forming awesome middle and high school rock bands!

Little Bears

Post by Dennis in timeline on 20.11.2006

2006 Blue Bear introduces the toddler music program “Little Bears” 

Blue Bear Live

Post by Dennis in timeline on 20.11.2005

Blue Bear debuts Blue Bear Live, showcasing the best of the best. Headlined over the years by Elvin Bishop, Los Lobos Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty and more!

Outreach Programs

Post by Dennis in timeline on 20.11.2005

Blue Bear forms its Outreach Program, bringing the music to those who need it most, including partnerships with SFUSD, Glide Memorial, Tenderloin Rec Center, Bayview YMCA, and more!

Blue Bear is Online!

Post by Dennis in timeline on 20.11.2001

30 years in, Blue Bear School of Music launches www.bluebearmusic.org. Welcome to the future!

25 Years!

Post by Dennis in timeline on 20.11.1996

Blue Bear establishes itself as a San Francisco institution and celebrates an amazing 25 years!