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arrow 2023- from 1982- Presented "Los Californios, The Alta California Orchestra" at many events including; "Celebrating California, Admission Day 2000 Festival." Costumed musicians played for the Alta California dancers who taught Early California dances to the audience, and danced with them in the gold rush era tent in Capitol Park, Sacramento. Our most recent programs, provides music and dance intructions to schools, missions, weddings and special events.

arrow 2016-2022- Sponsors of The Musical Instrument Library

arrow 2007-2009 American Masterpieces-California Residency received NEA, CAC, WESTAF grant for touring, performing, teaching music and dance of early California. We made our dance instruction booklet and CD with some of this grant..

arrow 2007- Los Californios, The Alta California Orchestra, Played for a grand wedding and band members were photographed and featured in a coffee table recipes and party book by Sandy Hill, titled " Fandango". ISBN-13:978-1-57965-338-5

arrow 2002-1997 Mike Seeger Southern Banjo Styles Video Series Volume 1, 2 & 3. ITS recieved a Grant from the Kasle Foundation in support of Mike Seeger's Project. Mike worked with our project coordinator, Heath Curdts managed to raise 15,000 for the project in 1997 and another 15,000 in 1999.

arrow 1997-Sponsor of "Travel Radio Journeys", winner of 1998 Golden Reel Award, Pat Lawrence producer. Received funding 10/2000 earmarked for travel to Amman, Jordan for the "Peace through Tourism Conference."

arrow 2000-2001 THE PRESTON HISTORICAL RESEARCH and RESTORATION (PHRR) created to preserve the memory of the town of PRESTON (1875-1941) and its people, to restore the church and out buildings, protect and microfilm photographs, documents and provide for the studies pertaining to this unique Northern California town. Sponsored by the Institute for Traditional Studies, and historical advisor, Dr. Daniel Markwyn Ph. D., Professor of History, Sonoma State University and Holly Hoods of the Healdsburg Museum.

arrow 2000- Voices of 1846 - A California Legacy; Partnership with James Kelty & Associates. Provided financial support and in-kind contributions for this historical reenactment film for the California 4th Grade History Curriculum.

arrow 1999-Applied to and awarded CAC "Artist in Communities" matching grants for Omar Ait-Vimoun Mohktari and his Pacific Andaluse Conservatory of North African Music, enabling Omar to teach interested musicians for free.

arrow 1995 to 1996:
Developed and coordinated music and musicians for Los Californios (now renamed The Alta California Orchestra) CD, "Fandango at Sonoma" in partnership with The Living History Centre and Wells Fargo Bank. Research for this CD had been on going since 1979 when the Institute was founded. Please visit The Alta California Orchestra page for updates on the orchestra and their ongoing performances and residencies. Los Californios, The Alta California Orchestra