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!"
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!
That's All Folk on April 8th will be our beloved Anne Kreider-Hughes's last as Music Director of RCB. If you or someone you know is interesting in joining and leading us thereafter, please apply by February 26th. Full details on the position are available here.
If you or someone you know are looking for a brilliant group of musicians to play your events, book Purple Passion now here.
If you have any inquiries about the band email Director Marge Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Though the gloomy gray of a Seattle winter has settled in, mark your calendars for a sun break on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2pm. Rainbow City Band will present Divertimento, a collection of fun, bright music to bring sunshine and a smile to your day. This matinée performance is an ideal break for the whole family!
Tickets go on sale soon; check our event calendar for details.
Ancient stories of mysterious creatures, epic tales of heroes, and newly imagined worlds are all inspirations for the music that Rainbow City Band will perform at its Saturday, November 19 concert Legends and Lore. Join us at 7pm at Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill for a night of magical music from composers such as Percy Grainger and Frank Ticheli.
Saturday, November 19, 2017 7:00 pm
Tickets are on sale now!
Have you been considering dusting off that old viola or double bass but can't decide how to get started again? Now is a great time to rekindle your live of music with Rainbow City Orchestra!
The orchestra has recently relocated its rehearsals to St. John United Lutheran Church in Phinney Ridge, and continues to rehearse on Thursday evenings. We’ve saved a seat for you! All string players are encouraged to join regardless of experience level. Contact us for more information, and watch our event calendar for future orchestra performances and other events.
As the days get longer, temperatures start rising, and pollen fills the air, RCPA members dust off their marching instruments and being learning music - and reviewing marching technique - for our summer parade and festival season.
This year's season starts on Saturday, June 18 at the Fremont Solstice Parade, followed by Pride events in Seattle, Bellingham, and Vancouver BC, a Fourth of July celebration in Edmonds, and our first appearance on Vashon Island. Come see us at all of these terrific celebrations!
Rainbow City Performing Arts will once again participate in the Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG, a one-day event aiming to inspire community giving in the greater Seattle area.
Stretch your gift to Rainbow City Performing Arts even further by donating through the GiveBIG website; participating organizations receive a partial match from a pool of funds provided by the Foundation.
Mark your calendar - May 3 is GiveBIG!
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - all day
Rainbow City Concert Band concluded its 2015-2016 season with a showcase of innovative composers ranging from Igor Stravinsky to Charles Ives to Eric Whitacre, each of whom presented audiences with new musical influences. We were delighted to include a widely recognized Seattle talent, composer Eric Banks, who composed a new piece commissioned by Rainbow City Performing Arts with support of a grant from 4Culture. Dr.