Following in the footsteps of the great bandmaster John Philip Sousa, the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band hardly ever marches, playing concerts...
Following in the footsteps of the great bandmaster John Philip Sousa, the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band hardly ever marches, playing concerts firmly seated in its chairs.
Founded by band director Liz Dreisbach 22 years ago, it plays “music that is fun and fun for everyone from the golden age of band music, 1880-1940.”
Billed as “the finest non-marching Sousa band in all of Ballard,” it also features the world’s only sedentary majorette, Edith Farrar, who takes her place on a folding chair at the front of the 40-or-so-member band.
The band says she “has literally caused audience members to leap to their feet while admiring (and avoiding) her fabulous twirling trickery.”
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The band’s next event is today at 2 p.m. at the Broadview Library grand opening. It’s free, as always.
And as the band says, “Ya Sousa, you betcha.”