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Castoro Cellars donates 21k to Templeton High School Band 

–Local winery Castoro Cellars donated over $21,000 to Templeton High School Band. Castoro Cellars, Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival has exceeded 90,000 dollars in support of local music education.

Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival 2018 was the 6th annual event orchestrated by the Udsen family of Castoro Cellars. Their 2018 festival, held Sept. 15 & 16, brought more than 2,000 people each day. The success of this year’s event made it possible for the Udsen family to donate $21,320 to the Templeton Instrumental Music Booster’s Association (TIMBA). The Udsen family happily presented a check to the band director of TIMBA, David Landers and Templeton High music student, Dominique Mitchell on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018.

As dedicated supporters of the local community and longtime lovers of music and arts, the Udsens have donated the proceeds of each Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival to a local charity. Including this year’s donation their total support has just exceeded an incredible $91,000. Past benefactors have included both the Templeton Education Foundation and Must Charities.

TIMBA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit parent volunteer organization that supports Templeton High School musicians by enhancing their learning experiences and providing additional resources and opportunities that might not otherwise exist. To contact or get more information, click here.

Whale Rock has grown considerably over its past six years and will continue to do so, with over 4,000 attendees over two days in 2018 bringing in 17 bands on two stages, along with collections by local artists, all-ages yoga, kid crafts and games, Castoro Cellars wines, local craft beers, ciders and food trucks, all in a family-friendly environment. Click here for a Whale Rock 2018 recap video.

The 2019 Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival will be held Sept. 14 & 15 at 1315 North Bethel Road, Templeton, CA 93465. For more information, call (805) 238-0725 or visit the Castoro Cellars or Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival website.



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