The orchestra you've been searching for!       


Coming up next

Music For Minors

2nd Annual Benefit Concert

The Bay Area Googler Orchestra invites you to the 2nd annual Music for Minors Benefit Concert. This family-friendly concert will feature the Googler Orchestra, Music for Minors students, and an exciting array of music including Pines of Rome, Carnival of Animals, and more!

This concert is a ticketed event with proceeds supporting Music for Minors (MFM), a local nonprofit bringing music education to under-served communities in the Bay Area. 

When:  Sunday, April 28th, 2024  |  4:00pm
Where: Samuel Johnson Jr. Performing Arts Center
              Capuchino High School
              1501 Magnolia Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066
Tickets:  | General Admission - $25

The Googler Orchestra has achieved a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Largest conductor's baton!

Conductor uses a 16 foot baton with a full symphony orchestra

The baton measures a staggering 16 feet 1 ⅞ inches long, and was wielded by the orchestra’s Music Director, Diego Hernandez, through a performance of Can-Can, from Jacques Offenbach’s opera Orpheus in the Underworld. This performance, which featured over 70 Googler musicians, took place on June 23, 2023, at Charlie's Cafe on the Google campus in Mountain View, California.

Watch the recording:

Emmanuel & Myra Pacheco of Brampton, Ontario commissioned the baton to be crafted by James Barber of Barber Builds in Paris, Ontario. The baton's bulb was turned from Canadian maple and the shaft is made of poplar. The shaft can be disassembled into segments for travel purposes. This record-setting baton has the same proportions as a traditional conductor’s baton, just several times larger!

The world record attempt was part of a Googler Orchestra concert of "record-breaking" music that included the Afro-American Symphony by William Grant Still, Leonore Overture No.3 by Ludwig van Beethoven, and Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy. In addition, the Googler Orchestra Flute Choir performed an arrangement of "Summertime" by George Gershwin.

Musicians gathered around the record breaking baton
 Image with the following text: Googler Orchestra, Guinness World Records Record Holder, Largest Conductor's Baton at Mountain View, California, USA on June 23, 2023