The Moreno Valley Community Band was established in 1987 by founding members Caesar Ricci, Dr. Rudy Sun, and the late James K. Griffin.
That summer, the City Council of Moreno Valley recognized the importance of a local town band to its community and granted MVCB the status of Official Band.
Since then, the Citrus Wind Symphony has entertained thousands of people in many types of events both at home and throughout the Southland.

Today MVCB is called ‘home’ to nearly 130 musicians and continues to grow year after year.
The MVCB organization now features two performing ensembles known as the Citrus Swing Orchestra and the Moreno Valley Wind Symphony.

The Moreno Valley Community Band is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Your tax-deductible donations are greatly appreciated.

Moreno Valley Community Band
23571 Sunnymead Ranch Pkwy
Suite 110, Box 201
Moreno Valley, CA 92557

The Moreno Valley Wind Symphony is the Inland Empire's premier wind band and one of the leading all-volunteer symphonic Wind Symphonies in Southern California. Comprised of woodwind, brass and percussion players, the band performs an eclectic blend of musical styles ranging from Bach to Beethoven and beyond. MVWS's roots combine traditional British brass band styles with homegrown American town bands and the ever-changing ideas of a 21st century wind ensemble. The Moreno Valley Wind Symphony is also the founding group of the Moreno Valley Community Bands’ musical family.



Around the Inland Empire and Southern California, "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got that Swing," and the Citrus Swing Orchestra is the Inland Empire's premiere showcase and swing band! Based in Moreno Valley, the Citrus Swing Orchestra is note only a classic Big Band dance band but also a progressive modern band with a variety of styles - a swinging 18 piece orchestra performing the sounds of the Modern Jazz, the Swing Era and Latin favorites from all eras. CSO's sound ranges from society to swing and includes many of the original arrangements performed by the Tom Kubis, Gordon Goodwin, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Frank Sinatra. Our extensive catalog of music includes traditional big band hits, swing, Latin rhythms, and some of the best dance music around.

Moreno Valley Community Band Board

The MVCB Board consists of a number of our outstanding musicians and staff which are dedicated to providing the resources necessary to keep the organization running as smoothly as possible.

They include:

  • President

    Sylvia Becker

    Vice President

    Pamela Thompson


    Debby McDonald


    Lindsay Robinson

    Members at Large

    Lee Culpepper

    Teresa Peck

    Charlie Slaton

    Ex-Officio Members

    Stephen Razo, MVWS Director