The Capital Area Concert Band is comprised of musicians of all ages and professions including past music educators, medical professionals and care givers both of children and adults. We have several college students, retired and semi-retired members as well as veterans from several U. S. military services. We even have a German language translator. All members enjoy the camaraderie of belonging to a musical organization and performing concerts for our supportive families and the general public.
Our repertoire consists of the usual and unusual selections of grade 3 and 4 wind band music. We perform patriotic pieces, marches, overtures, medleys, musicals, show tunes, and a few old gems as we find them. Music is often tailored to meet the requirements of an upcoming concert or occasion. We make rehearsing an enjoyable event as we endeavor to produce music of merit while we improve our musical skills.
Funding any organization is a challenge and we are no exception. We encourage a member donation each term to help defray our expenses. We will not turn anyone away who cannot afford to contribute monetarily to the band. Donations may come in other forms such as sheet music, folders, percussion equipment (toys), or other items that greatly contribute to our success. Please review our wish list!
Monday evening rehearsals are held at the Westwood Baptist Church. The address is 333 Kaiser Road SE, Olympia, WA. We meet in the large classroom alongside the gymnasium. Please bring your instrument and a music stand with you to rehearsal. Visitors, no matter what you play (except bagpipes) are always welcome and you are invited to “sit in” anytime. If you are interested in attending a rehearsal or becoming a member please look at the our contact page for contact information. Advance notification is helpful to allow the setting up of a music folder.