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Join the Board!

Board elections are coming up in a couple weeks (October 10-17) and we'd love to see you run for one of the open positions:

Do you have a knack for coordinating? Want to coordinate ticket sales, lobby decorations, the marching retreat, and scheduling the events our ensembles perform in? If so, the Director of Events position is the one for you!

New Director

After a nationwide search, PPSB is thrilled to welcome RCPA's own Artistic Director, Timothy V. Norris, Jr. as our new Musical Director.

Additionally, PPSB is always looking for new gig opportunities so if you or anyone you know is looking for an outstanding swing band, be sure to let us know!

Michael Henson Imagine Award

In recognition of Michael’s spirit and contributions, the board created this award to recognize inspirational leaders each year to motivate us to be the kindest, most playful hard workers for equality that we can be.

Do you know someone whose contributions should be recognized? Learn more here and please complete our nomination form. Nominations must be received by October 22nd and the winner will be announced November 12th at Midnight at the Movies.

Conductor's Corner!

This has been a fantastic first month with the concert band and swing band! Our first rehearsals preparing for Midnight at the Movies are in the books and I have been impressed by the sound, talent, and grace exhibited by our entire membership. Almost 100 concert band members are playing in that little fellowship hall and Purple Passion are sounding like professionals as we prepare for our demo recording! I have a feeling this is going to be the greatest Rainbow City season ever!

Upcoming Events!

Thanks to all who participated and showed support in what's been a thrilling 20th summer of marching and great music by several RCPA groups! We have some wonderful opportunities coming up! Follow it all by Liking our Facebook Page and keeping tabs on Events.

8/22 - Marching/Pep Band Jam Session
8/26 - Performing at Gender Odyssey
9/5 - Concert Band first fall rehearsal

PPSB Seeking Upright Bass Player

Purple Passion Swing Band has been performing for over 15 years and performances vary depending on demand and player availability. The goal is to perform about once a month and the group has played for a variety of occasions: dances, fundraisers, holiday celebrations, corporate events, festivals, weddings and community celebrations. If you know anyone who might be interested, message purplepassionswingband@gmail.com.

Conductor's Corner!

Welcome back to your Rainbow City Band! We have an exciting 2017-2018 concert band season planned. Each concert includes an eclectic mix of classical and popular music both contemporary and traditional we know you’re going to love.

Watch RCB in action!

June 13 - Wedgwood Community Church Ice Cream Social
June 17 - Fremont Solstice
June 25 - Seattle Pride Parade
July 9 - Bellingham Pride Parade
July 22 - Vashon Island Strawberry Fest
July 28 - Band Jam
August 6 - Vancouver, BC

Conductor's Corner!

We're launching this new feature in our monthly newsletter! Here are some thoughts on the season thus far from our Artistic Director Timothy V. Norris Jr.: "Band camp was a blast—thank you to every member for being so welcoming and and making it an amazing experience. Marching season is one of our most visible times as an organization and that gives us a wonderful opportunity to advocate for RCPA's social justice causes strengthening our band family. Music is our power, let us use it thoughtfully and intentionally to build our community!"

Aloha!

This has been a busy time for RCPA as we bid aloha to our beloved Artistic Director and RCB Music Director Anne Kreider-Hughes and Purple Passion Swing Band Director and RCB Assistant Conductor Marge Rosen, who are both stepping down. They are shown here shaking hands after an amazing "That's All Folk!" show. Thanks for everything Anne and Marge! We'll miss you!

Marching Festival Schedule!

Mark your calendars to watch RCB this summer!

June 10 - Capitol Hill, National LGBTQ Pride Festival
June 17 - Fremont Solstice Parade
June 25 - Seattle Pride Parade
July 9 - Bellingham Pride Parade
July 22 - Vashon Island Strawberry Festival Parade
August 6 - Vancouver, BC Pride Parade

Get to Know The Band!

We've launched a social media campaign on our Facebook Page called #RCBMusicianSpotlight! Each week, we'll post a short blurb about a member of Rainbow City Performing Arts and we'd LOVE it if you could participate, interact with the posts, Like our page,and consider joining our band family!

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