Join the Band
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.
Drop-in guests are also welcomed. If you are traveling to the Sequim area, and want to take in some night time recreation, bring a horn and come and play for a night. Do use the contact page to either call ahead or send an email so that we might expect you.
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 cannot 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 be polite and give the director and section leader a heads up.
Our concert season runs from March to December performing approximately once a month. From May to September performances are held outdoors. Concerts held in the colder months are indoors at Sequim High School Auditorium. Each concert is about an hour long. Performance dates for the current season can be found here.
The Sequim City Band or a smaller group of its members may be asked to play for other events. These events aren’t generally planned as far ahead and will occur with the groups available. Keep an eye on the Schedule page!
Practices are Wednesday 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 at the light on Washington Street, just about a mile down Washington, (past the QFC) there is a turn for Blake Ave. Enter the Water Reuse Demonstration site at the corner of Blake and Fir. Follow the one way signs down to the band shell. The James Center shares the drive with the Albert Haller playfields. Watch for kids or other drivers coming from the sides between parked cars.
A Google map of these directions: https://goo.gl/maps/psk4XBHapMU2