Recent News

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Sequim City Band

This year, once again, the Band was unable to provide a December concert with Christmas and Holiday music due to public safety restrictions during the pandemic. The specific reasons are that the Band is restrained in having adequate space in which to safely rehearse and the closure of the Sequim High School Auditorium for performances.

Save the date for our next scheduled concert – March 13th, 2022!

The Band is planning for a full 2022 summer season – Details will be posted in January.

Happy Holidays to All – May Christmas be filled with joy for you and your loved ones and may the New Year truly ring in better times for us all in 2022!

Farewell to Summer 2021 & Looking Forward

The Sequim City Band offers a big thank you to its steadfast audience.  After 16 months of being unable to rehearse together and perform concerts for the public at our summer home, the James Center for the Performing Arts, the Band was able to rehearse on the outdoor stage from mid-July until our August 22nd concert.  The lone concert of the 2021 summer was a rousing success.  Not only did the musicians relish the opportunity to play together again but also, they enjoyed being able to reconnect with the sizeable audience that came out to listen on a pleasant summer afternoon. 

View from the tuba section of Sequim City Band, with Director Tyler Benedict, during August 22nd concert. Not visible in this photo are the tuba and percussion sections. Photo credit: Photo by Jesse Major Photography

The band welcomed new members to the band and honored our nation’s service personnel as the band does every summer.  Amongst a varied program that was enjoyed by one-and-all, the band, with alto saxophone soloist Debbi Soderstrom, wished for a brighter future with “Over the Rainbow” from the movie The Wizard of Oz.

The band has been forced back into being unable to conduct weekly evening rehearsals in Swisher Hall, and is currently not rehearsing.  Tentative plans have been made for an indoor concert on March 13th, 2022. However, this concert will only occur provided rehearsals can be held starting about 6 weeks prior to the performance.  We ask that our audience bears with us while we navigate what will likely be a stuttering return of the activities we all enjoy.  Notification that rehearsals have reconvened will be posted on the Sequim City Band’s homepage – so check back in early 2022!

In the meantime, if you have not already linked to YouTube from the band’s Facebook page, here are a few links that will take you to YouTube postings of music the band performed in concert during the past several years.

Festive Overture (March 1, 2020 concert; with Navy Band Northwest)

Happy Holiday/White Christmas (December 16, 2018 concert) –

The Symphonic Gershwin (August 21, 2016 concert) –

Frank Sinatra Tribute (June 12, 2016 Concert)

America the Beautiful (December 7, 2015; with Navy Band Northwest)

Music from the Wizard of Oz (May 18, 2014 concert; with Port Angeles High School Wind Ensemble)

Selections from the King and I (March 15, 2014 concert) –