The Yakima Valley Community Band, 501(c)3 organization, which has existed for most of the 20th century, has become an integral part of the Yakima entertainment scene.
Begun in 1919 as the Yakima City Band, the Yakima Valley Community Band has a long tradition of providing live music to the communities of the Yakima Valley through free public concerts. The band performs throughout the year for various community celebrations and festivals, but is best known for its summer series of band concerts called "Concerts In The Parks." The band is a volunteer non-profit organization supported by Yakima Valley community businesses and individuals.
The Yakima Valley Community Band draws its name and membership from the fertile Yakima Valley in Central Washington. Musicians range in age from junior high school students to retirees, and include current and former Yakima Symphony members, music educators and amateur musicians from up and down the valley. Band members love to present music to their community as a year-round band.
A requirement of membership is that musicians be able to read and play the music. Members should be able to perform with a degree of accuracy and sense of ensemble that contributes to the success of the band's performance.
The purpose of the organization is to perform, promote, and further live concert band music. The band is organized exclusively for educational, charitable, scientific and literary purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Notwithstanding any other provisions of the Constitution, the YVCB shall not carry on any activities that are not in furtherance of one of these purposes.
The mission of YVCB shall be:
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Yakima Valley Community Band
P. O. Box 9742
Yakima, WA 98909