Yakima Valley Community Band

Yakima Valley Community Band

Joshua Parrill - Band Director

Yakima Valley Community Band - Yakima, Washington


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.

UpBeats Concert - November 2019YVCB Promotional Clip


Purpose and Mission Statement

UpBeats Concert

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:

  1. To promote and further the performance of live concert band music.
  2. To provide area musicians an opportunity to continue to enjoy their musical experience.
  3. To provide students with a large band experience.

The Yakima Valley Community Band, 501(c)3 organization, which has existed since the early 20th century, has become an integral part of the Yakima entertainment scene.



2019: Yakima Valley Community Band plays as New American citizens celebrate in Yakima ceremony on eve of Fourth of July

2022: Yakima Valley Big Band is formed from YVCB members, and begins performing in May of 2023.

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Yakima Valley Community Band
P. O. Box 9742
Yakima, WA 98909

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