Happy 2020! 35 years of bringing the party with us. Stay tuned for our 2020 schedule.
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Where we were in 2019
Northwest Folklife Festival
Sunday, May 26. 1:15-1:45
Seattle Center at the Mural Amphitheater
Admiral Congregational Church Family Picnic
Sunday, June 23. Concert is 2:00-3:00.
4320 SW Hill Street, West Seattle 98116
Picnic goes 2:00-4:00. Stick around for an old fashioned summertime church picnic with cookies, popcorn, games and lemonade.
Hiram Chittenden Locks aka the Ballard Locks
Sunday, July 7. 2:00-3:00
3015 NW 54th St, Seattle 98107
Edmonds City Park
Sunday, August 4. 3:00-4:00.
Right near downtown Edmonds, WA
Saturday, September 28. Noon-ish
Seattle Center inside the Fisher Pavilion
Admiral Congregational Church Bingo Night
Saturday, October 12. Dinner at 6:00. The fabulous band (us) plays at 6:45.
Social Hall of Fauntleroy UCC Church, 9140 California Ave SW, West Seattle 98136 (near the Vashon ferry dock)
$25 ticket. Picnic themed dinner, ten bingo games with cool prizes, raffle stuff, and the Dessert Dash!
reservations at 206-932-2928 or http://www.admiralchurch.org
Umpteenth Annual John Philip Sousa Birthday Bash
Saturday, November 2. 3:00pm.
Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Ave SW, West Seattle 98126
Reservations are recommended. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll receive an email confirming your reservation.
Front reserved table seats are $14. Row seating is $12 general and $10 seniors. With a reservation, row seating is only $10 general and $8 seniors. Elementary, middle, and high school students are $5.
We accept cash and checks at the door, and doors open thirty minutes before each show.
Phinney Neighborhood Winter Festival and Crafts Fair
Sunday, December 8, 4:15pm
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle 98103. Blue Building.
We’re playing all your favorite holiday marches. https://www.phinneycenter.org/calendar/winter-festival-19/
Highlights from our Glorious Past
Klondike Gold Rush – 1997
Pike Place Market – 2007
Good Shepherd Center – 2007
Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition – 2009
Volunteer Park Conservatory – 2012
Celebrating Historic Buildings, Parks, Trains and Airplanes
Admiralty Head Lighthouse Centennial – 2003
The Empire Builder Train 75th year – 2004
Leschi Park Centennial – 2009
Grand Reopening of King Street Station – 2013
Kinnear Park Re-Dedication – 2014. Seattle’s third oldest park established 1887.
90th Anniversary of the First Flight Around the World – 2013. Accomplished in 1924 with open cockpit airplanes.
Peace Arch State Park in Blaine, WA – 2015, 2017. Terrific setting for playing O Canada AND Stars & Stripes Forever.
Deception Pass State Park – 2016, 2018. Another gorgeous spot in Washington.
Thrilling Performance Experiences
Ballard 17th of May Parade, Norwegian Constitution Day. “Appearing on a flat bed truck near you!”
ALL IN ONE DAY! Playing for King Harald and Queen Sofia of Norway AND then being the first band to play in Key Arena. – 1995
Seattle Scottish Highland Games – 2000, 2002, 2016. Military tattoo, playing with world champion Simon Fraser University Pipe Band.
Playing for the Ambassador of Canada at the Northwest Folklife Festival – 2007
Stanwood, WA Community Fair – 1996, our friend Reverend Chumleigh shot himself out of a cannon during The Stars & Stripes.
The Sousa Band in King Street Station
Photo by John Lok – Seattle Times