Throughout the years the band has held an annual concert and has performed at the Obon festival in San Jose. The band has also performed at many Obon festivals in neighboring Bay Area towns including Alameda, Mill Valley, Mountain View, Oakland, San Francisco and Union City. The band has traveled to other California towns such as Cortez, Fresno, Hanford, Livingston, Lodi, Los Angeles, Monterey, Penryn, Sebastopol, and Stockton to perform at senior appreciation events, concerts, Japanese community reunions, and church anniversaries.

The San Jose Chidori Band has played a unique role in San Jose and in many towns in California.