Welcome to the Sequim City Band

To perform, promote, and preserve symphonic band music

A photo taken from rear stage right at the combined concert with Sequim City Band and Navy Band Northwest as the bands sit on stage prior to the March 1st, 2020 concert, themed "Celebration"/
Photo is taken at a 4th of July concert by the Sequim City Band on stage at the James Center for the Performing Arts.  The photo shows the large audience seated on the lawn in front of the stage on a sunny Sequim day.
Tyler Benedict directs the band. Photo taken shows horn music and the saxophone section.  Sequim City Band is in concert at the Sequim High School Auditorium.

“A Patriotic 4th of July” Concert

Celebrate the 4th of July with the Sequim City Band and the City of Sequim. The Sequim City Band kicks-off the afternoon’s entertainment with “A Patriotic 4th” concert from the outdoor stage at the James Center for the Performing Arts. In salute to Independence Day the concert starts at 3PM with the Civil Air Patrol’s Dungeness Unit Cadet Color Guard, under the coordination of LT Thom Hightower, presenting our nation’s Colors.

The afternoon will be filled with such tunes as the theme song from “The Patriot”; a medley of Glenn Miller tunes; the beautiful arrangement by Carmen Dragon of “America, the Beautiful”; and a couple of well-known John Philip Sousa’s marches. Traditionally the band recognizes former and current service members with “Armed Forces Salute” comprised of the songs of each military service. To provide an emphasis of the day, there will be a flyover by the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter stationed at Air Station Port Angeles – provided they are not called away for a rescue mission.

Stay throughout the early evening with two bands sponsored by the City of Sequim – SuperNostalgic Band at 5PM and Black Diamond Junction at 7PM. Complete the festivities with Sequim’s Fireworks Display at 10PM.

The free concerts with on-site parking will be at the open-air stage at the James Center for the Performing Arts (in the Water Reuse Demonstration Site on the north side of Carrie Blake Park – 506 N Blake Ave, Sequim WA). “Plant” your blanket or camp chair (preferably equipped with an umbrella to protect you from the afternoon sun) upon your preferred spot on the lawn in front of the stage to enjoy the live music and sun-down fireworks. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the afternoon and evening.

Join Us at the Park

2024 “Concerts at the James”

James Center for the Performing Arts
(in the Water Reuse Demonstration area on the north side of Carrie Blake Park)
506 N. Blake Ave., Sequim WA

All concerts begin at 3PM

Sunday, May 5th
Mountains to Shore

A part of the 129th Sequim Irrigation Festival
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Sunday, June 9th
Broadway Favorites
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Thursday, July 4th
A Patriotic 4th of July

Kick-off for Sequim's Independence Day Celebration
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Sunday, August 18th
Movies, Musicals, & Marches

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Sunday, September 15th
Instrumental Animations

Learn how to become a Band Aide and support funding of the Band’s operating budget.


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.


Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7-9PM, Chuck Swisher Rehearsal Hall at the James Center for the Performing Arts, 506 N Blake Ave, Sequim WA 98382

Wish to Support the Band?


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.

Sequim City Band is pleased to be working with Steve Zenovic of ZTC, LLC, Project Manager, Architect Roy Hellwig of Tormod Hellwig, LLC, and Eli Collier of Neeley Construction, Project Superintendent

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.

Mission Statement

    • 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.

EIN 91-2113961