The Woodinville Community Band (a 501c or charity organization) is based in a suburb of Seattle. It's biggest sponsor is Microsoft who pays $17 an hour to to Microsofties who participate excluding practice time. The band consists of: Woodinville Concert Band with over 60 players Woodinville Jazz Ensemble with 18 players Woodinville Big Band with 20 players There are also some adjunct combos. All bands have waiting lists for people waiting to get in. None of the bands have auditions... yet. All bands have professional directors, ringers (pro/semi-pro musicians) in lead or principle parts, and the new music budget is between $1000 - $2000 yearly. Uniform is usually white over black, black over black, Hawaiian (multi-colored, think loud) over black or tan pants/skirts. There is a board of directors for the following positions: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Director of Membership Director of Publicity Director of Events This frees up the directors to select new music purchases, select music and concerts, and work with the bands. Sample music played include: Concert Band Poet and the Peasant Variations of a Korean Folk Song Festive Overture Jazz Ensemble Example video before the band was split to start the Big Band Honk Residual Fire Dance Nasty Bit of the Blues Big Band Starts Practicing May 2008 In the Mood Hayburner (Basie) String of Pearls There are many community bands and orchestras in the Seattle and surrounding suburbs. But as more baby boomers (born '46 to '64) get closer to retirement, there is more competition to find a band to play with. And most of the community bands play old music and marches because they do not have the budget that the WCB is so fortunate to have at this time.