Welcome to the Sequim City Band

To perform, preserve and promote concert 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.

Happy New Years & Welcome to 2023!!


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James Center for the Performing Arts – Phase II


Week 14 Construction – January 2-7

Photo credit: Tyler Benedict / Sequim City Band

The carpenters continued the construction into the 2023 with the installation of dry wall. The west wall of the new hall (the shared wall with the previous storage room / rehearsal space) is on the right side of this photo. This wall includes a wide doorway that will allow the movement of large percussion equipment (i.e., timpani) from storage into the rehearsal hall. The large square window will allow viewing from the IT/electrical/recording booth into the hall.

Photo credit: Tyler Benedict / Sequim City Band

Turning around, the shared west wall is now seen on the left with doorways to two restrooms at the northern section of the wall. Straight ahead there is a double-width doorway that leads outside. The band will move instruments, music stands, and chairs through these doors to place these items on the James Center stage.

Photo credit: Debbi Soderstrom / Sequim City Band

The insulated west wall of the restrooms and the IT/electrical/recording booth is seen in this photo taken in the original storage room. Stacked insulation bundles, awaiting installation, are seen on the right. Note the low ceiling height of this room, which was previously used as the rehearsal space for the Sequim City Band.


Week 13 Construction – December 26-31

Photo credit: BettyLou Zoern-Zeff

What a difference a week makes in the weather in Sequim!! The snow has melted – leaving bright green grass in its stead. And it is warm and dry enough so that the carpenters can proceed with finishing the west exterior wall by installing the cedar shakes to the peak of the new rehearsal hall.

Photo credit: BettyLou Doern-Zeff

One can readily see how the new rehearsal hall will look from the perspective of the audience. Because the addition is situated to the east, the view of Hurricane Ridge remains unimpeded for audience members who will enjoy concerts of live music throughout future summers. Once warmer temperatures return in late winter the addition will be stained to replicate that of the James Center (Phase I).

Photo credit: Eli Collier / Neeley Construction

The year of 2022 concluded with a rainbow over the Phase II addition to The James Center for the Performing Arts – a resource for the music community of the Upper Olympic Peninsula.


Week 12 Construction – December 19-24

Photo credit: BettyLou Zoern-Zeff

As Sequim faced a snow storm moving into the area overnight, the exterior finish of the new rehearsal space is almost complete. This photo, taken the afternoon of December 19th, revealed the higher roof line of the new hall raising above the roof ridge of the single-story storage space – itself a part of the 2005 James Center complex situated to the south (right in this view) of the open stage. The west exterior wall of the new construction is awaiting the application of the cedar shakes.

Photo credit: Vicky Blakesley / Sequim City Band

Snow began to accumulate on the branches of Sequim’s Christmas Tree at Sequim Ave and Washington St during the first few hours of the January 19th-20th snow storm.

Photo credit: Debbi Soderstrom / Sequim City Band

A few days later a couple of inches remained on the ground and a construction trailer. The cedar siding and cedar shakes on the north and east walls have been installed. Black plastic wraps the lower 3 feet of the exterior walls, where a river rock veneer will be applied. The siding and rock veneer of the Phase II addition will match the exterior of the existing James Center (Phase I).

Photo credit: Debbi Soderstrom / Sequim City Band

While snow remained on the ground, the crew moved indoors. Installation of insulation is almost complete in this photo taken December 22nd.


Follow the construction as it progresses in the Construction Photo Gallery


Be a Part of the Legacy

Your donation that will be a part of expanding 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 in the park for music again!

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

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2022-2023 Indoor Concert Schedule

Saturday, October 29th – – Shades of Autumn

Sunday, December 18th – – Sounds of the Season

Sunday, March 12th – – Music, She Wrote

Concerts begin at 3PM at the Sequim High School Auditorium (601 N Sequim Ave, Sequim WA)

Kindly wear a close-fitting face mask for the protection of other audience members.  Masks will be advised until the Clallam County Covid rates are into the “low” category as described by the county.

These concerts will be presented without intermission.


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.

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.

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