to play

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Want to know what’s going on in town? Come check out our community board. Any community event is welcome – just drop your poster off with our front desk person.

Looking for somewhere to play?

Links to each group are in the titles.

Bayshore Symphony

Bayshore is a community orchestra based in Mt. Vernon. Our objective is to make good orchestral music accessible to musicians as well as music enthusiasts. In addition to the established repertoire, we look for opportunities to perform – and on occasion, commission – works by local composers.

Bellingham Community Chamber Orchestra

A strings only group in Bellingham, specializing in chamber music. “We are a new community string orchestra, playing music spanning from early Baroque to contemporary.”

Bellingham Community Band

The Bellingham High School Alumni Band was formed to carry the spirit of the “Red Raider Band.” The name was recently changed to reflect its commitment and inclusion of all Bellingham players, not just alumni of Bellingham High. It performs year-round in parades and concerts to the joy of our community.

Jansen Jazz Band

This course is open to experienced high school – adult participants wishing to perform in a “big band” style jazz ensemble.

Mount Baker Youth Symphony

Mt. Baker Youth Symphony (MBYS) is an organization that provides a wholesome and stimulating environment for talented and gifted young musicians. An emphasis is placed on creating an atmosphere that encourages, challenges and develops potential.

A tall young blonde white woman, an average height middle aged white man with glasses, and a short white red-headed woman with glasses stand in front of a wall of instruments.

Local french horn player Lee Walkup brings in Cecelia Buettgen of the President’s Own Marine Band for a visit. Kat and Lee play with North Cascades Concert Band, which regularly features soloists from the Marine Band.

North Cascades Concert Band

The North Cascades Concert Band performs regularly throughout the Northwest playing a wide variety of concert band music. NCCB is comprised of musicians from throughout the northern region of Western Washington.

North Sound Community Orchestra

Our all volunteer symphony orchestra is comprised of musicians 18 and over from all backgrounds and skill levels. We require no auditions to join, just a shared love of music and enthusiasm for bringing classical music to the community.

North Sound Youth Symphony

North Sound Youth Symphony, based in Bellingham, WA, consists of over 100 young musicians, ages 9 to 22, from Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden, Mount Baker, Bellingham, and Whatcom County.

Swing Connection

Swing Connection performs popular dance music and concert music from the Big Band Swing Era.

Whatcom Symphony Orchestra

Over the past four decades, the Whatcom Symphony has grown into a nationally-recognized orchestra, attracting acclaim from audiences, critics and artists.

Several people in white lab coats and orange safety gear march behind a banner that reads: "Ski to Sea Best Novelty". They march ahead of a bright orange VW bus with instruments and flowers attached to its front bumper.

Wind Works marched in the Jr. Ski to Sea Parade with MAKA (Make America Kind Again).

Whatcom Wind Ensemble

The Whatcom Wind Ensemble was formed in April 2008 when a group of wind players felt the need for a high quality community wind ensemble. The ensemble members include but are not limited to community members, music educators, university and high school students.

Whatcom Youth Jazz Band

Under the direction of Mark Kelly, The Jazz Project’s Bellingham Youth Jazz Band begins its thirteenth year as a Jazz Project program.