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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.
  • There are no formal auditions, however participants should have played with high school and/or college bands and want to improve their musical abilities.
  • 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,

  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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