Rainbow City Performing Arts is governed by a board of directors that manages the operations of the organization. Our talented artistic team provides music education and guidance to our ensembles. These leaders, together with our member and non-member volunteers, guide the organization and ensure that we continue to fulfill our mission.
Timothy Norris, Jr.
Music Director, Rainbow City Band
Timothy V. Norris Jr. served as the Artistic Director of the LGBA affiliated organization, the Oak Lawn Band from 2013-2017. During his seven years living in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, he performed with and conducted ensembles both nationally and abroad from the Meadows Wind Ensemble, the Cathedral of Hope Orchestra, multiple school ensembles in Texas and Ohio, to the Bucharest National Symphony of Romania and the Chisinau National Chamber Orchestra in Moldova.
Tim graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2009 with a Master's of Music in instrumental conducting. He also earned a Master’s in orchestral/opera performance, and undergraduate degrees in trombone performance and education with a minor in composition from Ohio University. In conjunction with his education, he worked for several years to bolster Ohio's musical culture by serving in the community as Assistant Conductor to the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra and Opera; Musical Director of the Ohio Valley Summer Theater; Conductor of the Athens String Orchestra; Student Teacher and Marching Band Assistant in the Athens City Schools; and Conductor of a number of other community ensembles.
Mr. Norris's awards and honors include an SMU President’s Award for Academic Innovation, Artistic Fellowship and Graduate Assistantship from the SMU Meadows School of the Arts, Graduate Service Award and Artistic Fellowship from the Ohio University School of Music, the Evolyn Houk Trombone Performance Award, and the first annual Ohio University Marching 110 Arrangement Competition Award. Tim has had the honor of presenting workshops and educational clinics across the U.S. including for the Ohio Music Education Association, Music Educator’s National Conference, and International Trombone Association. Tim is currently a member of the LGBA Board of Directors. He is thrilled for the opportunity to begin his service to the Seattle community, increasing the reach and impact of an already phenomenal group of musicians in Rainbow City Band!
Music Director, Purple Passion Swing Band / Assistant Conductor, Concert Band
Marge is the Assistant Conductor for Rainbow City Band and the Music Director for Purple Passion Swing Band, the RCB jazz ensemble. She has played trumpet for most of her life, both in classical and jazz genres, and is also the Executive Director and lead trumpet for the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra.
Marge has enjoyed performing on stage at Carnegie Hall and Benaroya Hall. A previous member of the United States Navy Band, she performed for the President of the United States, numerous foreign dignitaries, and at the 1994 World Cup.
Marge has over nine years experience as a public school music teacher in New York and Washington. She earned a Master of Music in music education from Ithaca College in New York.
As Music Director of Purple Passion Swing Band, she develops the musical skills and performance repertoire of our swing band (and its Jazz Combo sub-group), develops programming for the group, and conducts the band in performances.
Marge also acted as Interim Music Director of Rainbow City Orchestra, leading that group during its 2014-2015 concert season.