The Walla Walla Valley Bands were incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2006 after a rebranding effort designed to reflect the new mission and service of the group. Formerly known as the Walla Walla Community Band, the organization originated in 1989 and for the past 21 years has proudly represented the area at events in Walla Walla, Milton-Freewater, Hermiston and the Tri-Cities
Consisting of a full Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble as well as smaller Chamber Ensembles including our acclaimed Sax Quartet, the 80 members are all volunteer and pay annual dues. Overseeing operations is a seven-member Board of Directors voted on by members at an annual meeting.
The Walla Walla Valley Bands operates on a August-to-July calendar with traditional concerts in October, December and March and other performances throughout the year. The Concert Band is also called upon each year to provide music at Whitman College Commencement and Convocation exercises.