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!"


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!

That's All Folk!

Mark your calendars NOW for Saturday April 8th! This thrilling finale for Director Anne Kreider-Hughes will feature fantastic folk music spanning several generations from Brahms to Holst to Grainger to Van der Roost!

When & Where:
Saturday April 8th, 7pm
Edmonds Center for the Arts

Jazzy Holiday Concert!

Grab a bite, pick up some books, and dance the night away!

When & Where:
Wednesday December 14, 7pm
Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park

New Year's Eve Party!
Ring in the new year with Purple Passion!

When & Where:
Saturday December 31, 9:30pm
Swedish Club, Seattle

Holiday Hullabaloo!

Do YOU play an instrument? Bring it along and join in at this casual, family-friendly, festive event! We'll play several holiday classics to delight your palette and provide treats for your palate as well!

When & Where:
Saturday December 10, 10am
Wedgwood Community Church, Seattle

Brighten your January with RCB

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.

Legends and Lore

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!

Orchestra Grows into New Rehearsal Space

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.

Parade Season Starts June 18

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!

GiveBIG on May 3

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

Concert Band Closes Season with Premiere

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.