Marching-band fan? All-City Band at Seacrest tonight; Band Jam at SWAC on Friday

ORIGINAL REPORT, 9:58 AM: If you love marching bands, two things you’ll want to know: First, the All-City Band – which won the grand prize in the West Seattle Grand Parade on Saturday – will be in the Seacrest vicinity this evening for its annual photo shoot, 5:30 pm per its boosters’ Facebook page. The photo above (shared by Toni) is from last year’s session. It’s not an official concert, but if you’re in the area, maybe returning from a Water Taxi commute, you’ll hear music post-photos, since one tipster tells us they’ll be “marching around” as part of it.

Second, this Friday (July 25th) at Southwest Athletic Complex, on the eve of the Seafair Torchlight Parade, ACB and director Marcus Pimpleton again host Band Jam, a chance for some of the parade bands to practice and perform. The formal announcement hasn’t arrived yet but it’s on the ACB calendar and in a comment discussion, we were told it’s set to start around 6:30 pm. Open to the public and free! (The stadium/field is at 2801 SW Thistle, east of Southwest Pool and across the street from Chief Sealth International High School.)

11:37 AM UPDATE: More info just in re: Band Jam – 6:30 pm is the confirmed time, and here are the bands expected:

(Chaotic Noise Marching Corps – WSB photo from 2013 Band Jam coverage)
*The Junior All-City Marching Band
*The Pacific Northwest Drumline
*The Ten Man Brass Band
*The Sumner High School Marching Band
*The Chaotic Noise Marching Corps
*The Seattle Sounders F.C. Soundwave
*The Seattle Schools All-City Marching Band

(Sumner was also honored for its performance in Saturday’s WS parade.)

5 Replies to "Marching-band fan? All-City Band at Seacrest tonight; Band Jam at SWAC on Friday"

  • sw July 21, 2014 (3:14 pm)

    I highly encourage everyone to attend this event – some very talented musicians will be performing. Best free entertainment you’re going to find this Friday night.

  • Markos July 21, 2014 (8:19 pm)

    PSA: Kids doing great things and making a great noise. If you’re a complainer of racket you might as well come and have a good time. You’ll probably leave with a smile on your face. Just sayin, “Wow”. Just “Wow!”

  • NW July 21, 2014 (8:39 pm)

    Just wondering if this band plays tambora or ┬┐Banda Sinaloense?

  • Megan July 24, 2014 (9:04 pm)

    The ACB website says start time is 6pm. Is it confirmed as 6:30pm somewhere else?

    • WSB July 24, 2014 (9:32 pm)

      In the announcement from Marcus Pimpleton.

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