Joining the Sequim City Band is easy! We don’t generally have tryouts; one just needs the approval of the director, the board and section leader. The best way to get this approval is to attend practices and performances and be committed to the band. Seating is decided by the section leader, director, and of course, what you feel comfortable with. Some sections have very stable seating where members of the band don’t move about their section much, while other sections are very fluid.
As a community band, we understand that other commitments can cause members to miss a practice or performance, and that is alright. However, if a member can not make it to dress rehearsal (last practice before a performance) participation in the performance will be at the discretion of the director and section leader. If a member is expecting an absence it should be noted in the book at the front of our practice room so our volunteers can set up the room or stage with the accurate count of chairs need for that day.
Our concert season runs from March to October preforming once a month, with the exception of July which has an extra 4th of July Patriotic concert. From May to September performances are held outdoors. Concerts held in March and October are indoors at Sequim High School Auditorium. Each concert is about an hour long. Performance dates for the current season can be found here.
Practices are Monday nights, 7pm – 9pm at Swisher Hall. This is the rehearsal room located behind the James Center for the Performing Arts band shell in the Water Reuse Park north of Carrie Blake Park in Sequim. The address is 563 N. Rhodefer.
Directions to practice and performance venues: from the Sequim Ave exit, take a right on at the light on Washington Street, just about a mile down Washington, (past the QFC) there is a turn for W Sequim Bay Road, take that to the left, and than the next left onto Rhodefer. The James Center drive is indicated by a sign fairly shortly after the pavement gives way to a gravel road.
A Google map of these directions: http://goo.gl/maps/6Dag