Music remains a passion for Tiffany Maki, who currently performs with the Dukes of Swing, Aberdeen Elks Singers, the Maki-Mehlhoff Duo and Vinyl Moon. (Courtesy photo)

Community concert band forming

  • Fri Jun 9th, 2017 11:00pm
  • Life

Tiffany Maki is looking for Harborites to build an all-ages concert band.

Maki has played piano since she was a child. Her first band experience was as a clarinetist with the fifth-grade band at Aberdeen’s McDermoth School. She also participated in the bands at Miller Junior High and Aberdeen High School, and later played with the Aberdeen Elks Band.

Although she now works for the state Children’s Administration, she said music remains her passion. She currently performs with the Dukes of Swing, Aberdeen Elks Singers, the Maki-Mehlhoff Duo and Vinyl Moon.

“I am excited to bring a new musical project to this community, one that involves instrumentalists of all ages and music lovers of many genres,” she said.

The Grays Harbor Concert Band will be sponsored by Grays Harbor College.

“It has been several years since the Harbor had a community band,” said Bill Dyer, a member of GHC’s music faculty. “I know Tiffany will enthusiastically recruit concert band members from Grays Harbor and Pacific county high schools as well as from the community.”

GHC will provide rehearsal and performance space, in addition to offering college credit for participation to those requesting it.

Open to musicians of all ages and abilities, the concert band is slated to rehearse on Thursdays starting Sept. 21 in the Music Pavilion on the GHC main campus in Aberdeen.

Three concerts are planned at the Bishop Center for the Arts: Jan. 14, March 25 and May 20.

For more information, contact Maki at 360-581-1241 or tiffany.maki@ghc.edu.