The Ohlone Bands were founded in 1977 as part of the (new) Ohlone College Department of Music. Over the years, the Ohlone Community Band grew under the batons of past conductors Phil Zahorsky, Rich Levin and Steve Barnhill. Since Fall, 2007 the Bands have been under the direction of Tony Clements. These groups have a wonderful blend of youth and experience and are outstanding examples of the benefits of a collegiate music education. The Ensembles play a wide variety of symphonic band literature to challenge both the audience and the ensembles themselves.