The Woodinville Community Band is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a board of directors and managed by a dedicated team of officers and three musical directors. The organization consists of the concert band, jazz ensemble, big band and several other small performance ensembles.
The bands perform regularly at various events around the Puget Sound region. Their repertoire includes all styles of music including classical, contemporary, marches, show tunes, jazz, big band, funk, and more.
Our bands are comprised of volunteer musicians of all ages representing a wide variety of occupations and professions. The Band members come from all communities around the Puget Sound area and are united by a common love for music.
Concert Band – John Werth
Eastside Modern Jazz Orchestra – Neil Proff
Pacific Cascade Big Band – Cameron Davison
The Woodinville Community Band is dedicated to nurturing, facilitating, and promoting a community appreciation for music, while providing quality music performances for and on behalf of the residents of the city of Woodinville and the surrounding communities.
The Woodinville Community Band was founded in 1993 by Carol Edwards, publisher of the Woodinville Weekly, who put an ad in her newspaper calling for musicians to form a community band in the newly incorporated city of Woodinville. The first rehearsal was held downtown in the parking lot of the Las Margaritas Mexican restaurant. Over 40 musicians answered the call.
As membership grew, rehearsals moved to larger facilities and in 1994 Mayor Lucy DeYoung established the Woodinville Community Band as the official band for the city of Woodinville. Sometime around 1997 the first Jazz band was formed, Tsunami Big Band, which has since gone on to success as an independent group.
The second and current jazz band, The Eastside Modern Jazz Orchestra (formerly The Woodinville Jazz Ensemble), formed in 2002. The WCB has encouraged members to form smaller performance ensembles which included Brass5 (2004), The Whistling Cricket Bayou Dixieland Band (2005), Professor Gadget Sax Quartet (2006) and the ah tempo Flute Choir (2010).
Past directors of the WCB have included Jon Peters, Gary Kneisel, Jay Gill, Ray Guyll, Jim Truher, Steve Campbell, and Leah Weitzsacker.