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Search for Purple Passion Swing Band Director

Purple Passion Swing Band is searching for its next Music Director. For over 15 years, Purple Passion has brought its big band sound to dances, social events, fundraisers, jazz clubs, corporate events, weddings, concerts, and more throughout the Puget Sound area. The new music director will have the opportunity to lead this talented, all-volunteer group as it continues to develop its musical talent and reputation in the community.

GiveBIG on May 10

Each year, the Seattle Foundation sponsors a day of philanthropy, GiveBIG. Support Rainbow City Performing Arts and other charitable organizations on this day of giving! Your donation through the GiveBIG website count towards a partial match from the Seattle Foundation. Maximize your giving by donating between now and May 10!

Learn more and give to Rainbow City Performing Arts on the GiveBIG website.

RCB's 20th Marching Season

Rainbow City Band has started rehearsals for its 20th season!

From its beginnings 20 years ago as a group of LGBTQ musicians that participated in that year's Seattle Pride Parade, the organization has grown and flourished, but continues to participate in parades around the Puget Sound each summer.

Come see us this year at the Seattle Pride March, Fremont Solstice Parade, Capitol Hill Pride Festival, Seattle Pride Parade, Bellingham Pride Parade, Vashon Strawberry Festival, Seafair Band Jam, and Vancouver BC Pride Parade! See the events calendar for more details.

Search for Rainbow City Band Music Director

Rainbow City Performing Arts (RCPA), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community music organization based in Seattle, Washington, is searching for a Music Director for Rainbow City Band, its concert and marching band. Rainbow City Band is a non-audition, adult community band numbering 50 to 70 members; the concert band typically rehearses from September through March and performs three concerts per season while the marching band rehearses from April into June and then performs at parades and festivals from mid-June through July.

Epic Music on November 19

Giant gray castles, ancient churches, dark forests. Leprechauns and hobbits and pirates. Think of all the stories that you can create out of these!

Rainbow City Band will be playing music inspired by these places and creatures at its upcoming concert, Legends and Lore, on Saturday, November 19. The concert starts at 7:00 pm at Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill.

Tickets are on sale now!

Resolve to Join RCB This Year

Resolutions. We make them - or refuse to make them on principle, but find ourselves setting goals anyhow - and then struggle to meet them. How about making a resolution that will bring a smile to your face every week, keep your mind sharp, and let you escape from the day-to-day stresses of life? And one with a support system built in to help you achieve your goal?

Stories Come to Life with Music on December 12

Rainbow City Concert Band presents Once Upon a Time at 7:00 pm on Saturday, December 12 at Capitol Hill's Broadway Performance Hall. This family-friendly concert brings both holiday and other traditional stories to life with music - from "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" to music inspired by One Thousand and One Arabian Nights.

Join us for music, refreshments, and a festive spirit on December 12. Box office opens by 6:15 pm, doors at 6:30.

Concert Band presents Spooktacular on October 18

Rainbow City Concert Band is excited to present a fun afternoon of spine-tingling music for the whole family as it presents Spooktacular on Sunday, October 18 at 2pm. Bring your family and friends to Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill for an entertaining array of music from classical fare such as Danse Macabre to music from Beetlejuice and the Harry Potter films.

Get your tickets in advance for a discount, or buy them at the door; the box office opens by 1:30PM.

Drumline Delights Kids at YMCA

Rainbow City Marching Band's hard-working drumline brought smiles to Seattle children and their family at Healthy Kids Day at the Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA on April 25. This event encourages healthy lifestyles and physical activity year-round, a commitment to educational activities over the summer, and closer connections in the community, and we're happy to have provided motivating rhythms to get people clapping and dancing along!

GiveBIG on May 5


Each year the Seattle Foundation sponsors GiveBIG, a one-day event to foster community giving and raise awareness of great non-profit organizations operating in Seattle. We are thrilled to have been selected to participate in this year’s event. Gifts to the band collected through the GiveBIG website on May 5 will be partially matched by the Seattle Foundation, and all proceeds from the event will be allocated to our campaign to acquire new uniforms for the marching band.

Make Music with Us This Summer

Rainbow City Marching Band, spinOUT, and Rainbow City Orchestra are kicking off rehearsals for their summer performances - and now is a great time to join! Looking to shake the dust off that viola? Be a part of our fun, festive RCO Uncorked! concert in June. Do you enjoy spinning objects and tossing them in the air? Join spinOUT and wow our parade audiences this summer. Or perhaps you enjoy playing for thousands of fans. Or loudly. Or both! Marching band is the perfect outlet!

Second Annual RCO Uncorked! Wine Tasting

Join Rainbow City Orchestra for an evening of sensory delights as we present our second annual RCO Uncorked! We'll be selecting pairings of music and wine, accompanied by fine cheeses and other treats to enhance your tasting and listening pleasure. After a brief intermission, Rainbow City Jazz Combo will bring you more classic jazz tunes as you enjoy the company of friends old and new.

Get your tickets now!