Welcome to the Sequim City Band
To perform, promote, and preserve symphonic band music
It’s that time of the year again – the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – when the Sequim City Band provides its “Sounds of the Season” Holiday Concert. The 70-piece plus concert band will take to the stage at the Donna M. Morris Theater at the Field Arts & Events Hall on Sunday December 17th at 3PM. The musical afternoon will include such favorites as Handel’s “Halleluiah Chorus” from ‘The Messiah’, “Pantomime” from Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’, George Wyle’s “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, and Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” and “Happy Holiday”.
In the lobby, children will enjoy a model train pulling Christmas cars through a wintery scene and – during the concert – selections from the movie The Polar Express. These pieces and more will provide a full afternoon of family-friendly entertainment.
Reservations are recommended for this free concert.
BAND RECEIVES 2023 GOVERNOR’S ARTS & HERITAGE AWARD
From ArtsWA (www.arts.wa/gaha)
The Washington State Arts Commission has announced the honorees of the 2023 Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards. The nine honorees’ work spans glasswork, music education, community murals, and more. Established in 1966, the Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards are the highest honor bestowed by the Governor’s office for accomplishments in arts and culture.
Sequim City Band (Organization Award) was established in 1992 as the only community band on the North Olympic Peninsula. Sequim City Band performs up to 10 free concerts each year, promoting musical expression opportunities to students and senior citizens alike and enriching the lives of attendees. The Band attracts members ranging from high-school aged members to octogenarians and demonstrates exceptional commitment to and engagement with their local community.
“These awards are a true community celebration,” said Karen Hanan, Executive Director of ArtsWA. “Nominations poured in from across the state with a clear message: Washington is home to outstanding artists, organizations, and culture bearers that deserve to stand up and be recognized. Their work enriches our communities and enlivens the entire state.”
The Governor’s Arts & Heritage Awards will be presented on November 15, 2023 at the Governor’s Residence in Olympia, WA.
SEQUIM CITY BAND REHEARSALS
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7-9PM, Chuck Swisher Rehearsal Hall at the James Center for the Performing Arts, 500 N Blake Ave, Sequim WA 98382
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JAMES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS – Phase II
In 2020, Sequim City Band used monies it had saved and earmarked for the construction of a rehearsal hall to develop a construction plan. The band desperately needed a space that would be large enough to accommodate a 75+ member symphonic wind ensemble and provide a proper acoustical environment for a large band. Architectural plans were drawn up and a capital campaign was initiated. The campaign included many grant applications and an appeal to the public to support the project. Progress on those fronts allowed the band to proceed with the permitting process. Construction began the first week of October 2022. The band’s rehearsals were temporarily held at the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church during the almost 7 months of construction. The first rehearsal in the new rehearsal hall was Wednesday April 19th.
Sequim City Band is happy to be back at the James Center for the Performing Arts – the band’s summer venue on the outdoor performance stage. Click on the ‘Construction Photo Gallery’ button to view the construction week-by-week. The band is continuing its fund raising for the final $30,000 of the approximately $1.45 million build.
See the “Build” in the Construction Photo Gallery
Be a Part of the Legacy
We are still accepting donations to complete the expansion of the James Center for the Performing Arts – a jewel of Sequim and the north Olympic Peninsula ! ! !
We thank you for your interest and look forward to seeing you at our next Concert at the James Center.
In addition to cash, you can now easily donate stocks, bonds, IRA distributions, and cryptocurrency.
There are two ways you can financially support the Sequim City Band.
Learn More about the Rehearsal Hall expansion.
Learn how to become a Band Aide and support funding of the Band’s operating budget.
We thank you for your support.
- To perform free symphonic band concerts, enriching the lives of musicians and community members of the North Olympic Peninsula;
- To promote music education by providing performing opportunities to local musicians and students as well as student scholarships;
- To preserve symphonic band music for the enjoyment of future generations.
Sequim City Band is a recognized nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of Band and community members.