Cove Youth Band was a youth band, music school, marching band, and local talent venue in the City of Carlsbad Ca. during the later 1950s into the 1960s.
Located in the space near the railroad tracks in Carlsbad now used as “The Alley” bar, many young people spent hours practicing various instruments in little cubby hole rooms lining the perimeter of the large band room, most no bigger than a hall closet.Each room had a “peep hole” for Mr. Bader to come around and check progress, inspire, cajole and otherwise keep the learning process going.
This photo was taken at the Indio parade for the Date Festival in 1961
This blog is being started to share memories, perhaps connect with others who shared this experience or remembers events surrounding that era, or had family members in the band.
Many kids learned under the watchful eyes of the director/teacher/band leader Mr. Lloyd Bader and his wife. I recall we played talent shows, at every Elks Club, Moose Lodge, Optimist Club, Odd Fellows, and the odd Grange Hall. (this is the Vista Grange )
We even played for the birthday of the Oceanside post office.
Hoping to collect stories and photos here and have some fun!