Published on August 25th, 2012 | by LGBA
Rainbow City Band introduces new artistic director
SEATTLE, WA – Rainbow City Band (RCB) started its 2012–13 season with a new Artistic Director, Anne Kreider, at the helm.
Anne was a member of RCB for several years playing euphonium before being awarded the position of Assistant Conductor in 2011 over our concert and marching bands. Her enthusiasm and talent for teaching shone so brightly, that when Artistic Director, Michael Clark announced he would be resigning in order to go back to grad school, we had faith that we would be in good hands.
Michael will certainly be missed on the podium and he has left big shoes to fill. We are forever grateful to him for nurturing RCB these past 6 years, and so glad that we will have his continued presence in our ranks on trombone.
More about Anne:
Anne Kreider received her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education and Master’s of Arts in Teaching from the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma. In her studies of conducting, Anne worked under the tutelage of Robert Musser, Director of the Tacoma Concert Band, Robert Taylor, Director of Music at the University of British Columbia, and Mallory Thompson, Director of Music at Northwestern University.
Anne has been teaching music at Sequoyah Middle School in Federal Way since 2005. During her day, she teaches band, orchestra, and jazz band. In 2010, Anne was awarded the PTSA Golden Acorn Award for her volunteer efforts in her school and greater community. In 2011, Anne received the Teacher of the Year Award at Sequoyah Middle School for her dedication to the 200 students enrolled in her program. Anne’s energy as a conductor is incredibly contagious, and has inspired many musicians of all ages.
Rainbow City Band (RCB) is a non-audition community band consisting of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight members from all around the Puget Sound area. This dynamic performing arts organization consists of concert band, marching band, orchestra, swing band, pep band, and color guard.
Our primary goals are to promote the visibility and acceptance of the LGBT community through music and outreach to communities outside of Seattle. RCB also contributes live music to charitable organizations in the community whose cause benefits from our gift of music.
Rainbow City Band strives to; develop and sustain our musical talent, to develop long-lasting friendships among our own members and with other musical and LGBTQA groups with whom we interact, and to have fun doing it all.