The Juneau Volunteer Marching Band

2019 Marching Band

The Juneau Volunteer Marching Band is open to all wind and percussion players, 7th grade and older.  No marching experience necessary, but you must be able to walk and play your instrument.

We will participate in the Juneau 4th of July parade followed by the Douglas parade.

Percussion only rehearsal - Saturday June 29, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, at Faith Lutheran Church.  If you want to be part of the percussion line up in the parade, please join us to work on cadences, signals, fit instruments, etc.  Music will be available for all players if you want to stop by and pick it up so you can practice before the full band rehearsal.

Full band rehearsal, Tuesday July 2, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Faith Lutheran Church.  Come prepared to march outside.  Bring your instrument and a lyre.  Music and flip folders provided.  Music can also be picked up ahead of time on Saturday June 29, 4:00pm at Faith Lutheran Church.

2016 Marching Band season highlights

We had an exciting, fun season, participating in both Juneau and Douglas parades, 2 Juneau concerts, and a performance at the Haines Southeast Alaska State Fair!

Stay tuned for the 2017 schedule.

The Juneau Volunteer Marching Band is open to anyone who has completed older or by invitation. No marching experience is needed.

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Juneau Marching Band Awarded Best Musical Unit in 2009 Juneau 4th of July Parade!

On behalf of the Juneau Volunteer Marching Band, members and alumni, we would like to thank Juneauites everywhere for their long-time support of our efforts to help celebrate Independence Day in Juneau and Douglas with Concerts and Parades!

2008 was a banner year with old flags and new uniforms but 2009 and Alaska's 50th Anniversary of Statehood was the greatest season yet!  Support came from more than 200 local and out-of-town friends. Participation, enthusiasiam, and audiences were unprecedented.  We are humbled and gratefully acknowledge the many, many expressions of appreciation received!

Mike Bucy, Peter Anderegg, and Michelle Bonnet were tireless and their efforts produced the "Best Musical Unit" in the Juneau Parade.  Despite unusually high temperatures, the sound was good and the tempos brisk all the way to the end.  A few people who couldn't do the longer Juneau Parade, showed up in Douglas to march with the hardy souls who finished both Parades.

Bea Findlay strutted her finest in a new uniform and got a well-deserved 15 seconds of fame on the "Today Show" on July 6th.  At age 70, is 2009 really her last Parade?  Will a new Baton Twirler take her place? Will there be a band concert in 2010 at the new venue at Sandy Beach?

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Juneau Volunteer Marching Band in Haines (circa 1970)