The Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District Non-Marching Band was formed in 1957 by Joseph Curatilo, Director of Music for the Dixie School District, and 6 other residents of San Rafael. Their common denominator was the connection of their homes to the same sewer district. One member was handicapped and unable to march so the band used a flatbed truck for parades and still does. Two of the original members still play regularly.
The “Sewer Band” as they’re affectionately know here in Marin,