Sequim City Band celebrates lavender, American music

The Sequim City Band celebrates Lavender Weekend with an outdoor concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 17. In conjunction with this year’s lavender celebration, the band will be on stage at the James Center for the Performing Arts bandstand, 563 N. Rhodefer Road, by Carrie Blake Park.


Continuing with a patriotic flavor from the Fourth of July, the band will play “American Flourish” by Robert Smith, “National Emblem” march by E.E. Bagley, “This is My Country” by Al Jacobs and Don Raye, “Where Valor Proudly Sleeps” by Robert Longfield and “Honey Boys on Parade” by E.V. Cupero.


“Selections from the Music Man” by Meredith Wilson, which includes “76 Trombones,” and “Basin Street Blues” by Spencer Williams as well as marches by Hall and Fillmore are sure to please the audience. The concert will begin and end with the John Philip Sousa marches “America First” and “Liberty Bell,” complete with a loud, clanging bell.


Due to the lavender festivities, follow the signs on Blake Avenue near Trinity United Methodist Church for parking. Shuttle services will be provided. Handicapped tags are needed to drive into the James Center parking lot off Rhodefer Road. Don’t forget those chairs/blankets/sunglasses.


The Sequim City Band has monthly outdoor concerts at 3 p.m. from May through September on the third Sunday of the month. Regular practices on Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. are held at the James Center for the Performing Arts in the Swisher Rehearsal Hall at 563 N. Rhodefer Road. Membership is open to all musicians upon approval of the director, Sanford Feibus, 683-2546. For more information, visit the website at


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