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Winery donates over $24,000 to Templeton High School Band 

–The Udsen Family of Castoro Cellars gave $24,000, a portion of Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival proceeds, to the Templeton Instrumental Music Booster’s Association (TIMBA). Formerly known as Beaverstock, Whale Rock 2017 was the fifth annual Music and Arts festival orchestrated by the Udsen family. This year’s event set an all time high of attendance, with a sold out Saturday. The Udsen family presented a check to the band director of TIMBA, David Landers on Tues, Dec 12.

As dedicated supporters of the local community and longtime lovers of music and arts, the Udsen’s have given a portion of Whale Rock’s proceeds to a local charity every year. The total donations currently exceed $70,000, past benefactors include Templeton Education Foundation and MUST! Charities. The Templeton Music Boosters is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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.

The Whale Rock festival has grown considerably over its past five years, with over 4,000 attendees over two days in 2017 bringing in 16 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. Whale Rock 2018 is set for September 15–16. Castoro Cellars is located at 1315 North Bethel Road, in Templeton. For more information, call (805) 238-0725 or visit the Castoro Cellars or Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival website.

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