Founded in 1982 by Ed Swanzey and a dozen musicians for the Kingston 4th of July parade, The Hometown Band is a community band that serves Kitsap County and surrounding areas in western Washington State. The Hometown Band strives to provide a friendly and supportive environment in which band members of varying skill levels can learn and enhance their musicianship while offering challenging performances that enrich the local community.
Comprised solely of volunteer musicians our members include retirees, students, and people with a wide range of occupations all of whom share an interest in playing together and bringing music to the community. We perform an average of 20 concerts per year at local civic events, festivals and public gatherings.
Our concert program encompasses a variety of musical genres. Summer audiences enjoy our traditional concert music, military marches, patriotic songs, with an occasional jazz or swing number thrown in for good measure. In the fall we roll out the barrels with lively polkas and Oktoberfest beer hall standards. Our winter performance season wraps up the year with Christmas carols and other holiday favorites.
We hope to see you at our next concert!