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New members are welcome!
Currently, we especially need more trumpet, bassoon and percussion players.

  • The band is now a class under the auspices of the Petaluma Adult School.
  • There are no formal auditions, however participants should have played with high school and/or college bands and want to improve their musical abilities.
  • Participants should have their own instrument, however in a few cases instruments can be made available. 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,

  1. Start by emailing 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.)
  2. Register for Course "Petaluma Community Band" in the Petaluma Adult School.

If you would like to brush up on your musical skills, check out our "Teachers" page (under Who's Who on the menu bar).


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