Welcome to the Sequim City Band
To perform, promote, and preserve symphonic band music
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7-9PM, Chuck Swisher Rehearsal Hall at the James Center for the Performing Arts, 506 N. Blake Ave, Sequim WA
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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 proper acoustic 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 to 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.
Week 30 – April 24 – 30
Sequim City Band moved back to the James Center for the Performing Arts – Swisher Hall for rehearsals!!! For the vast majority of band members this was their first time to experience the rehearsal hall. It was interesting to observe their initial reactions to the features of the room. With a 20 foot ceiling, barrel-shaped acoustical tiles on the ceiling, and acoustical panels installed on walls, the sound is controlled, lending to a non-chaotic feel. Music director, Tyler Benedict, and the musicians were thrilled with the seating, which allowed the musicians not to be tightly packed together. Of most importance the integrity of the sound was paramount.
The monitors high on the wall behind the conductor are being used to demonstrate the band’s web site (on the left) and rehearsal order plus time (on the right).
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.