Frequently Asked Questions

What is Peninsula Symphonic Band?
Peninsula Symphonic Band is Door County’s Community band and has been performing in concerts and at other county wide special events since 1990.

Who are the members of Peninsula Symphonic Band?
PSB is a “true” community band whose members consist of high school and college students to senior citizens. Musically, our members range from amateurs to professional and retired musicians who have continue to have a passion and enthusiasm for playing great music.

Who is the director of Peninsula Symphonic Band?
Jason Palmer is the fourth director of PSB, leading the group since 2018. Read more about Jason here.

Who can join the band?
Anyone playing a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument at a high school level or higher is welcome to join the band. Unfortunately being a concert band we do not take anyone playing a string instrument.

Is there an audition requirement to join the band?
NO audition is required. Bring your instrument and come to one of our rehearsals and join in the fun. If interested contact Jason Palmer, music director for more information.

When is the best time to join the band?
The best time to join the band is at the start of either the fall or spring season however we do accept new members throughout each season depending on the needs of the band.

Where and when are the rehearsals?
PSB rehearses Monday nights from 7:00-8:30pm in the Sturgeon Bay High School Band room. We have two seasons: September – December and April-July.

How many concerts Does Peninsula Symphonic Band perform each year?
PSB performs two fall concerts in Sturgeon Bay; a Veteran’s Day Concert and a Holiday Concert. In the spring/summer season the band performs 3-4 concerts in various locations throughout the county

Are rehearsals mandatory?
Participation in both rehearsals and concerts is voluntary. We encourage everyone to be at all rehearsals and concerts but understand that work and personal schedules will conflict at times. If you are unable to be at a rehearsal or at a concert we ask as a courtesy to the director and your fellow band members that you notify Jason Palmer as soon as you know you will not be there at that rehearsal or concert.

What kind of music does the band perform?
The band performs traditional concert band literature including patriotic marches, big band medleys, movie music and Christmas music.

Is there a fee to join Peninsula Symphonic Band?
Yes, there is a $25.00 per year player fee to help defer expenses such as purchasing music, rental equipment and director’s stipend. This fee is collected at the start of the Spring/Summer season.

Do I need tickets for the concerts?
No! All PSB concerts are FREE. Donations are graciously accepted at the concerts. The band relies in the generous donations of its audience members in order to operate.

Do I have to purchase a uniform for the band?
The summer uniform is a navy polo shirt with the band logo on it that is available for purchase. There is also a sweatshirt and hat also available as part of the summer uniform. Crew neck sweatshirts are $20, navy blue polo shirts are $12. Individual members supply their own bottoms: pants, capris or shorts.

The fall uniforms are the following:
Veterans Day Concert: White tops, black bottoms, black shoes. Collared Shirts for the men with tie optional.
Holiday concert: Black bottoms, dark shoes with a festive or holiday style top. No T-shirts.
We request that the men wear a collared shirt at each of the fall concerts. Tie is optional for the men.

What is the tax status of PSB?
Peninsula Symphonic Band is a Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

I have other questions not answered here, who do I contact?
Contact us at: peninsulasymphonicband@gmail.com
Or contact Jason Palmer directly at: timberhouseconsulting@yahoo.com

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