“With this Herstory concert, we celebrate composers you may not know, simply because of their gender, but who made and are still making huge contributions to the world of music – we celebrate women!” says Tim Norris, Musical and Artistic Director for Rainbow City Band.
RCB will be joined by Alexandra Gardner, the Seattle Symphony 2017-18 Season Composer-in-Residence and will perform her wind band work, Perseids. Also, Visage “Legs” LaRue, a Seattle-based performer with a flair for the avant garde, will be performing an arrangement of True Colors by Cindi Lauper with the band.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $5 for children under 10. They can be purchase from Brown Paper Tickets, https://bpt.me/3362460 or starting at 1:30 on the day of the concert at the venue.
“This concert is the first in a series of concerts musical events called Justice for All, which was established to celebrate civil rights and our unfinished journey toward equality and unity,” says Norris. “Through our music, we plan to honor the LGBTQIA community, people of color, immigrants, and other marginalized populations who have fought to make our country great.”
RCB is comprised of 60 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied musicians who volunteer their time to perform in the Seattle area. RCB is part of Rainbow City Performing Arts (RCPA) and has been performing music in the Seattle area.
“Our Rainbow City Band was formed for Seattle Pride in 1998, and is a proud member of the Lesbian and Gay Band Association. This concert series takes us back to our organization’s founding as we reflect on the struggles and celebrate the triumphs that have led to our stronger and more diverse community. Each year we plan to present a concert with a different theme that exemplifies justice for all,” says Norris.
RCPA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group that provides opportunities for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied to share their musical talents through public performances. They foster music education, friendships and community giving. In addition to RCB, RCPA also includes Purple Passion Swing Band, a marching band, and pep band, among other ensembles.