CMC in the Carnaval SF Grand Parade

May 29, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
2665 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110


CMC and SFUSD come together to celebrate music for everyone highlighting the rich culture of our young musicians and our community in the Mission District in the 44th annual Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade. which includes over 3,000 artists representing the cultural heritages of Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Bolivia, Cuba, Peru, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, and more to participate, televised by CBS. The Grand Parade covers 20 blocks in San Francisco’s historic Latino Cultural District in the Mission.

This “Music for Everyone/Musica para Todos” Comparsa features Community Music Center’s Mission District Young Musicians Program and SFUSD students and teachers from the SFUSD Mariachi program including Dolores Huerta Elementary and Thurgood Marshall Academic High School. We come together In celebration of Community Music Center’s 100 years of providing accessible music education in the San Francisco Mission District.

MDYMP, SFUSD, family and friends will walk/play in the Grand Carnaval Parade from 9:30am–2:30pm. The Parade route begins at 24th & Bryant Street travels west on to Mission Street then on Mission Street travels north to 15th Street, and includes CMC alum and faculty Cecilia “La Doña” Peña-Govea as a Grand Marshal! Learn more about the parade online at

MDYMP will also perform on stage as part of the Carnaval Festival Saturday, May 28 at 10:30am. Stage is located on 22nd and Harrison Streets