Celebrate The New Season With Us!
RCB has an amazing season planned and we can't wait for you to join us for a season of music and Pride!
View all our upcoming performances and mark your calendars now!
About Rainbow City Band
Founded in April 1998, Rainbow City Band is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington. About 100 musicians and performers belong to the organization; we divide our musical year into concert (fall through mid-spring) and marching (mid-spring through summer) seasons. The organization is comprised of a concert band, swing band, string orchestra, marching band, color guard, and pep band.
RCB is a non-audition community performing arts organization consisting of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight members from all around the Puget Sound area. Our goals are to develop and sustain our musical talent; to develop long-lasting friendships among our own members and with other musical and LGBTQA groups with whom we interact; to promote visibility and acceptance of the LGBT communities at large; and to have fun doing it all.
Rainbow City Band always welcomes musicians at all experience levels—we've got members who teach music for a living, and others who picked up an instrument after 30 years and decided to start playing again. We also welcome non-playing members who help with the administration of the band—managing the band's library of music and helping with the production of our concerts. And in the summer, our color guard welcomes participants at all levels to make us look as great as we sound!
To find out about rehearsal schedules and locations, or just to find out more about the band and opportunities to participate or contribute, contact us; or, join our mailing list for regular updates on concerts and events throughout the year. Don't forget to bookmark our performance calendar!
Lesbian and Gay Bands of America
Rainbow City Band belongs to the Lesbian and Gay Bands Association (LGBA), a group of 30 concert and marching bands from North America and Australia. LGBA provides a link among lesbian and gay bands to share information, improve the musicianship and organization of its member bands, and encourage the formation of new bands. To find out more about LGBA, visit the LGBA website.
In December 2010, RCB was excited to premier its own orchestra. Now we need you to help us grow! The Rainbow City Orchestra (RCO) is a non-audition community orchestra lead by director, Jerilynn Harris-Kilgore. RCO offers musicians the opportunity to perform in a friendly and supportive environment within the LGBTQ and allied community. Welcoming musicians of all experience levels, our only requirements are the ability to read music and the desire to work with others. Stop in to learn more at an upcoming rehearsal! As with RCB,our goals are to develop and sustain our musical talent, develop long-lasting friendships, and to have fun doing it all. Contact us today.