Joining the Vancouver Community Concert Band is easy.
Some members have started an instrument after retirement. Many members had not touched their instruments in years – even decades! – and some have joined the VCCB while learning a new instrument.
The VCCB Has Many Groups
- The Concert Band
- The Vancouver Volcanic Dixieland Jazz Band: A rootin-tootin, road-ramblin, gun totin, whiskey drankin, boot-tappin, reverbaratin, rag-time dixieland jass band with devious lyrics, sinister Charlestons and dangerous jass music.
- Woodwinds Anonymous (woodwinds only)
- The Same Old Schmidt: a genuine, imitation German Band
- In the Planning Stages: At some point we would like to start a recorder ensemble. We have two bass, two alto, and two tenor recorders available for free use as soon as enough people express an interest.
There are no fees for participation. All you need is your own instrument, a music stand and a desire to play. You will be asked to purchase some books of sheet music, costing less than $20. The majority of the band members are amateur musicians, but we have a couple of pros. The members range in age from middle school to retired.
All positions in the VCCB are strictly voluntary.
If you have questions about the band, contact director, Dr. Jim Rourk at 360-735-7806 with the form below. Otherwise, fill out our application form and bring it with you to any rehearsal. Main band rehearsals are held at the Friends of the Carpenter. This location is just a few minutes from downtown Vancouver with easy access off Mill Plain or Fourth Plain. Up-to-date information on the band’s schedule can be found on the band’s calendar.”
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