BAND JAM 2017: Here’s the lineup for Friday night’s West Seattle showcase

(Saturday photo by Mark Filteau)

You saw their grand-prize-winning performance in Saturday’s West Seattle Grand Parade … you might have seen their practice and photo shoot at Seacrest five days earlier … and now, the All-City Band has one more West Seattle performance, at this year’s Band Jam on Friday night. ACB director Marcus Pimpleton shares the full lineup in this invitation to you:

The Seattle All-City Band will once again be hosting the annual Band Jam event at the Southwest Athletic Complex in West Seattle.

This year’s event will take place this coming Friday, July 28th, from 7:00-9:00 pm and feature musical performances by the Junior All-City Band, the Gents Drumline, the John F. Kennedy Catholic High School Marching Band, the Rainbow City Band, the Sumner High School Spartan Marching Band, and the Seattle Schools All-City Band.

Stadium concessions will be available beginning at 6:00 pm and pre-show entertainment by the Ten Man Brass Band will begin at 6:30. This family-friendly event celebrating young people and music is free to the public.

The lineup varies each year; here’s our coverage from last year. SWAC is at 2801 SW Thistle, across from Chief Sealth International High School.

5 Replies to "BAND JAM 2017: Here's the lineup for Friday night's West Seattle showcase"

  • Heather July 25, 2017 (4:27 pm)

    Were they in downtown today? I work at the King street Center and my office was treated to a brief musical break!

    • Patrick July 25, 2017 (4:32 pm)

      Their calendar says a small group of about 20 was performing a birthday surprise for somebody somewhere today. No location or time mentioned. Maybe that was it!

  • John July 25, 2017 (6:00 pm)

    Just curious – Where do organizers of this West Seattle Grand Parade advertise this event? Certainly not anywhere around Admiral Junction, as far as I can tell. I frequent the Safeway and Metropolitan Market around there, and never saw any sign of any parade coming up. There are other events like this, like the event at the Junction last week. Where are these things advertised? Or, is this just a cliquish thing where only those who are in the correct circles know what’s happening when public streets are blocked off for hours at a time?

    • WSB July 25, 2017 (6:31 pm)

      The event that this story is about is *not* related to the Grand Parade – I mentioned it at the start because that’s where the All-City Band, which hosts Band Jam, was last seen in West Seattle.

      To your question, the parade does not “advertise” that I know of (as in, paid promotion). It’s a nonprofit event presented by the West Seattle Rotary Club, and its costs – which are considerable, given the permit prices for street closures, etc. – are covered largely by sponsors. As for how people hear about it … we for one, as a news publication, write about it (many mentions in advance) and list it in our calendar – I know it’s on other calendars, and is mentioned in other publications. It’s an event with more than 80 years of history. Like many major events, it has a website, and social-media pages. If you have other ideas for how it should be promoted, you should be able to contact organizers through info at – Tracy

  • FAN July 26, 2017 (3:40 pm)

    Will the Sounders Soundwave be there again this year? They are awesome!

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