Rehearsal Hall Expansion

Ways to Donate to the Rehearsal Hall Expansion

Help fund the expansion of the rehearsal hall by mailing your donation directly to the band. Please note on your check that it is for the Rehearsal Hall. The entire donation will be added to the building fund. You will receive documentation for use if you itemize your charitable contributions for tax purposes.

Sequim City Band, PO Box 1745, Sequim, WA 98382

Make a Pledge – or – Donate Using a Credit Card

For your convenience or if you wish to spread your donation over time the use of a credit card may be used. You may make a pledge or donation by clicking the button below. You will receive documentation for use if you itemize your charitable contributions for tax purposes.

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  • You can easily donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds
  • The total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible
  • There is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation
  • It is always recommended that you consult your financial advisor or tax professional to optimize your charitable donation strategy

The band has partnered with Stock Donator and you can make your donation by clicking below.

Donation of Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency can be safely and securely gifted to the Sequim City Band.  Donating cryptocurrency directly to a non-profit organization may provide you with tax benefits:

  • You will receive a federal income tax deduction for the full value of your crypto
  • You may be able to avoid paying any capital gains tax on your crypto gains.

The band has partnered with Crypto for Charity by Freewill and you can make your donation by clicking below.

Donations Using a Qualified Charitable Donation from an IRA

Funds from an IRA can be used for charitable donation and may provide a tax benefit. If the funds are transferred according to IRS rules you can eliminate or reduce the impact of your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) income.

  • A key requirement is that you are at least 70 ½ years old at the time you request a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD).
  • To be considered a QCD, the donation must be a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian to the Sequim City Band.
  • Amounts distributed as a QCD can be counted toward satisfying your RMD for the year, up to $100,000.  The QCD is excluded from your taxable income.  This is not the case with a regular withdrawal from an IRA; even if you later use the money to make a charitable donation.
  • IRA owners aged 70½ or older do not need to itemize to qualify for this charitable tax break
  • Refer to IRS Publication 590-B and consult with your financial advisor or tax professional to ensure that your charitable donation meets all of the IRS requirements.

For your records: EIN 91-2113961

The 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.


How will the expanded rehearsal hall be used?

The large, open, nearly 2500 square foot hall will easily accommodate up to 75 musicians, including a full percussion section. The proportions of the room will make sound acoustics more easily achieved. New lighting and HVAC systems improve the overall comfort, safety, and usability of the hall. Lastly, the addition of a second bathroom is a necessity for the greater number of musicians. The current Swisher Hall footprint will accommodate the music library and instrument storage.

This architectural drawing shows the foot print of the new rehearsal hall and a reconfiguration of the existing Swisher Hall.  Along the east wall of Swisher Hall is (from N to S) two restrooms (with doors opening into the new rehearsal hall), a wet cleaning closet (with door opening into Swisher Hall, and an IT/recording room with a window facing the new rehearsal hall and a door opening into Swisher Hall.  Exterior doors to the new rehearsal are: double door on the north wall near the common wall with Swisher Hall and a single door on the south wall near the SE corner of the new hall.
This architectural elevation is shown from the N-NE perspective.  It shows in new rehearsal hall addition in color and the existing James Center stage non-colored.

The Band supports other musical organizations by providing the use of Swisher Hall for their rehearsals. These include:

  • Sequim Community Orchestra
  • Sequim Strings Kids Music Education Program
  • The Saxologists (Saxophone Ensemble)
  • Olympic Winds (Clarinet Ensemble)
  • Sequim City Band Brass Quintet
  • Adventures in Music String Quartet
  • Adventures in Music Woodwind Quintet

Why is an expanded hall needed?

Swisher Hall, the current rehearsal facility for Sequim City Band, the Sequim Community Orchestra, the Sequim Strings Kids Program, and several other ensembles was built as part of the James Center for the Performing Arts in 2005. When the Band completed the building project, the facility was donated to the City of Sequim for use by many diverse musical organizations.

Swisher Hall was intended to be an “all-purpose room” for use by up to 35 people at a time. The growth of the Band to about 70 members is one of the driving factors in the need for an expanded facility. The Sequim Community Orchestra has experienced growth exceeding the current space as well. The tight quarters packed with music stands, chairs, instruments, and cases, in addition to personnel, have created a hazardous environment for our musicians. Poor acoustics, dated dim lighting, and stagnant air within the room also have negative impacts on the musicians.

Another concern has been the growth of the Band’s music library and instrument collection. The library alone has grown from five file cabinets of sheet music in 2002 to over two dozen cabinets full of the sheet music that the public enjoys at each of the Band’s free concerts. Musical instruments, particularly large percussion instruments, have been acquired by the Band over the years and fail to fit into the 25 square foot storage closet within Swisher Hall. Having a dedicated space in which to rehearse will help preserve and secure these personal properties of the Band.

A photo of the band in rehearsal.  In the foreground are the timpani with trumpet players and other percussionist in the background.  The photo was taken in the original Swisher Hall.

We thank all of our Capital Campaign Donors

The expansion of this building will be the result of band members and community support.  The names of all donors will be presented within the Rehearsal Hall.  Donors whose cumulative donation is $10,000 or more will be commemorated on an external plaque.

Master Builders ($5,000+)

  • Robert & Geraldine Golightly
  • William & Susie Herrick
  • Linda Makela
  • Patsy & David Mattingley
  • Patricia Petit
  • David & Janet Proebstel
  • Steve Shepherd
  • Randy & Debra Soderstrom
  • Jerry E. & Ellen G. Teed
  • Susan Thrune
  • The Boeing Company
  • Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
  • Sequim City Band
  • Sequim Community Orchestra
  • Arts Fund
  • Ben B. Cheney Foundation
  • M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
  • Sunderland Foundation

Architects ($1,000-$4,999)

  • John Adams
  • Sunni Becker
  • Duane & Betty Benedict
  • Samantha & Tyler Benedict
  • William & Kathy Benedict
  • Mary Allen Clark
  • Mark & Lisa Condran
  • Kris Ecklund
  • Marijane Figg
  • Mike & Diane Flynn
  • Vernon & Sandra Frykholm
  • Sharyn Fuller
  • Martin L. Greene & Kathleen G. Wright
  • Richard Greenway & Amanda Chan
  • Dale & Linda Hackney
  • William & Susanne Herrick
  • Mary Lowry
  • Cindy & John Mackay
  • Ruth Messing
  • Marie Meyers
  • Laura & Robert Reardon
  • Michael Richer
  • David & Cindy Rodgers
  • Terry R. Santos
  • Seth Saxton
  • Lee Shames
  • Wendy & Michael Starkey
  • Dennis & Gwen Westeren
  • Martin & Audreen Williams
  • Jim Witt
  • William & Christine Wrobel
  • Anonymous (Community members)
  • 1st Security Bank
  • Anderson Homes
  • First Federal Savings & Loan
  • Nikola Engineering, Inc.
  • Rainshadow Chorale

Engineers ($500-$999)

  • Lesa Barnes
  • Bryan & Janet Bock
  • Judy Burl
  • Helga & Robert Greer
  • Susanna & Robert Hagan
  • Emily Herschmiller
  • David & Valerie Hinchliff
  • Robert Knapp
  • Mary Massey
  • Cheryl & Michael Mingee
  • Philip Morgan-Ellis
  • David & Janet Olson
  • Elliot Proebstel
  • Mark & Judy Rogers
  • Bill Serra & Susan Lee
  • R. Daniel Servos
  • Tracy Wirta & Scott Rovanpera
  • Anonymous (Community members)
  • Ares Management

Carpenters ($100-$499)

  • Teresa L. Bjornes
  • Jim Bradbury
  • Lisa Bright
  • Cliff & Joy Brown
  • Doug Brundage
  • Carin & Graham Bunney
  • Stephen Burdick
  • Lona & Joe D’Entrone
  • Denise & Jeffrey Dingle
  • Seth Doherty
  • William Donahoe
  • Jim & Amy Emett
  • Gerald H. & Barbara J. Enzenauer
  • Samantha Ewing
  • James & Gloria Fitzpatrick
  • Cheryl & Garland Frankfurth
  • Elizabeth Garifalos
  • Suzanne Gross
  • JoAnn Haick
  • Donald & Clara Hatler
  • Siri Hiltz
  • Cathy & James Hinz
  • Barbara Hutter
  • Signe Johnson
  • John & Nancy Jost
  • Laurel Kaufmann
  • Joy & Vern Klimecky
  • Eberhard Klix
  • Carola Knutson
  • Paul Larned
  • Michael McAleer
  • Elizabeth & David McDaniel
  • Mildred D. Merideth
  • Sue Nelson
  • Masami Dave & Brenda Nishinaka
  • Janet Norman
  • Kendell & Eleanor Olin
  • Kinnear Pierzchala
  • Thomas & Nancy Reis
  • Richard & Sharon Reuter
  • Stephen & Gloria Ricketts
  • David & Cindy Rodgers
  • Marge Rosen
  • Joann Sahs-Cavin
  • Marilyn & Martin Siebens
  • Dennis Smith
  • Donald & Susan Sorensen
  • Patricia Stewart, M.D.
  • N. Arlene Swinford
  • Dan & Cynthia Titterness
  • Susan E. Titus
  • Alan & Patricia Touchie
  • Roberta & Neil Usselman
  • Nelson & Leslie Wainwright
  • Anonymous (Band member)
  • Anonymous (Community member)
  • Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles
  • KSQM FM91.5
  • Pharmaceutical Systems, Inc.

Surveyors (up to $99)

  • Clifford Ayres
  • William & Nancy Barger
  • Bob Becker
  • Mildred Boyce
  • Patricia Braley
  • Phillip Brownell
  • Josie Carroll
  • E. Lee & Marsha Chatfield
  • Randi J. Cooper
  • Signe Crawford
  • Douglas & Gretha Davis
  • Vera Felts
  • Henry & Jeanette Fischer
  • Agnes Gawne
  • Karen Grayhek
  • Rebecca Jones
  • Ann Kask
  • Harold & Martha Mandt
  • Cheryl Montgomery
  • Karla & Rex Morgan
  • James Ofelt
  • Timothy & Barbara Paschal
  • Megan Rasmussen
  • Hannah Reed
  • Branette Richards
  • Andrew Shieldsmith
  • Carol & Donzell Slack
  • Richard & Christine Snow
  • Glenn & Lynda Soderstrom
  • Jim & Susan Stanley
  • Mary Thayne
  • Charity Van Ausdle
  • Susan Van Ausdle
  • Travis Williams
  • Alex Wilson
  • Anonymous (Band member)
  • Anonymous (Community member)
  • Cadmus Publishing

We express our sincere appreciation for the following charitable organizations for their generous support