MoBandView – Help Rebuild the Bowl Seating

By Chris Murphy, MoBand Board of Director

Modesto just enjoyed a wonderful 103rd year of Moband. The crowds in Graceada Park loved the summer sounds, the blankets were plentiful and it was great to see the kids in the park so that a new generation will love Modesto’s amazing summertime tradition. As always, the band played a mix of old and new songs, and of course, the marches of John Phillip Sousa were a highlight.

Now MoBand needs you. If you have been to Mancini bowl recently, you know that the benches and seats are in desperate need of repair. MoBand was instrumental in creating and actually building the “Bowl” seating (Proof Mancini pictured during installation). In cooperation with the City of Modesto, we are pleased to announce that we will be replacing the seating that is missing and/or damaged. We need to raise $150,000 to complete this project for Seating and Bowl improvements.

We want to have it ready for next year’s MoBand season and of course all of the other community groups that use Mancini Bowl all year long. Please help us with this mission to make this park better for everyone. Let’s make this happen and get ready for the 2023 MoBand Season.

Sponsorship levels
Diamond Sponsor $25,000 +
Platinum Sponsor $10,000 +
Gold Sponsor $5,000 +
Silver Sponsor $1,000 +
includes name on Honorary Plaque and invitations to Commissioning Party.
Friend of the Band $999 or less

Use your phone to scan this QR code to visit our UPDATED donation page or visit our website at and go to either our DONATION page or the SEATING RESTORATION page to make a donation

Donations can be sent to: MoBand, PO Box 577937, Modesto, CA 95357
For more info you may email MOBAND@AOL.COM<mailto:MOBAND@AOL.COM>, or<>

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.