There are abundant role models among the Symphony musicians—lots of people who live rich, productive lives. They range in age from teenagers to oldsters. Many have played in the orchestra for years; in fact, violin player JoAnn Cox has played in the orchestra since its beginning in the early 1960s! Many are music teachers and/or are affiliated with other music groups. For example, clarinet player Kathy Boster teaches music for the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, and LAS rehearsals are usually in her classroom; horn player Bob Williams conducts the Pleasanton Community Concert Band.
Most of the Symphony musicians reside in Livermore, California, or in the adjacent city of Pleasanton. Almost all of the others come from various San Francisco Bay Area cities and towns in the East or South Bay, but several are from outside the Bay Area, in the Central Valley over the hills just east of Livermore.