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City band’s summer season starts Sunday

The Sequim City Band announces its first outdoor concert of the 2014 summer season with a “Father’s Day Celebration” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 15.

The concert, as with other city band concerts, is free. Summer concerts are held rain or shine.

After a joint concert last month with the Port Angeles High School Wind Ensemble, the Sequim City Band moves back to its usual outdoor locale at the James Center for the Performing Arts Center in Sequim, near the city’s Water Reuse Demonstration Site north of Carrie Blake Park.

Director Tyler Benedict leads the band in a concert full of crowd-pleasers, event organizers say, including pieces from ragtime, jazz from the swing era, musical theater, classical concert band repertoire and march genres. The program includes “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” by Irving Berlin featuring the trumpet section, the “Frozen Bill Rag,” “American Beauty Waltz” by Karl King, saxophones strutting their stuff with “In the Mood,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” and favorite “Light Cavalry Overture.” Other favorites include “Sea Songs” by Vaughn Williams, “Valdresmarj” and John Philip Sousa’s “Pathfinder March.”

The Sequim City Band has monthly outdoor concerts from May-September on the third Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. Regular practices are Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at the James Center for the Performing Arts in the Swisher Rehearsal Hall, 563 N. Rhodefer Road.

Membership is open to all musicians upon the approval of the director.

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