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New members are welcome, although some sections may be full!
Please tell us about your instrument and experience, and if a section is full, we will recommend other groups looking for members.

  • The band is now a class under the auspices of the Petaluma Adult School.($40/semester, as of Fall 2023)
  • There are no formal auditions, however participants should have played at the advanced high school and/or college band level and be comfortable with sight-reading music.
  • High school students may join on a space-available basis, but need to ask permission of the director, as well as their school instructor. An audition may be required.
  • Participants should have their own instrument. Percussion equipment is provided.
  • We ask that you commit to regular attendance at Monday night rehearsals, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • An enthusiasm for playing music and contributing to the town band tradition is essential!

If you are interested in joining,

  • Email Arlene at and get acquainted! (We need to plan for a balance of instruments, seating, how many music folders to prepare, and your level of experience. If you'd just like to sit in and listen to a rehearsal before deciding, you will be encouraged.)

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