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Rainbow City Band
March 19, 2010

I joined the band in the autumn of 2006 after I moved to Seattle. I recently had seperated from my partner and was feeling very depressed and shy on top of moving to a strange city. As the weeks went on I made friends. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. After 2 years I ran for the Director of Events position and joined the board. This group is extremely motivated and incredibly ambitious. Its leaders are involved and cognizant. The group is a great environment for community musicians of all ability levels and the director is the sweetest, most nurturing guy. The band has experienced significant growth in the past 2 years in many areas. During last years recession they had their most successfull fundraising aucution, performed with the Seattle Womens Chorus, and have had the capital to advertise on NPR and Seattle Times. They were also awarded a Pride Foundation grant. This group will no doubt be the leader in new community arts organizations within the next 5 years.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that I've strengthened my identity and pride as a gay man.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

is developing new leadership skills and meeting new people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very passionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

perform in any venue, hire any guest artist, get a trememndous rehearsal and administrative space, provide more for its members and not charge them dues, afford more publicity and hire an executive director.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Director of Events (2008-2010).