Yakima Valley Big Band

Yakima Valley Big Band

Ken Bergevin - Band Leader

Yakima Valley Community Band - Yakima, Washington


In the Fall of 2022, Ken Bergevin and Josh Parrill had an idea. What if they could find enough jazz afficionados from within the ranks of the Yakima Valley Community Band to start up a community jazz band? The call went out and the Community Band members responded. Spearheaded by Ken, a library of over 80 charts was put together, along with much care and feeding to shepherd band members into rehearsals, coach them through playing both jazz standards and newer pieces, and the Yakima Valley Big Band was born.

Led and assisted by these two professional musicians/music educators, the Big Band plays iconic hits from the Swing era as well as more modern fare, much of which is recognizable from radio, TV and movies.

Hire Us!

Jazz up your parties, dances and celebrations with Yakima's own Big Band! Whether you want people out on the dance floor or just enjoying some great music, Yakima Valley Big Band has you covered. With a wide variety of repertoire available, we can tailor our performance to meet your needs.

To book us at your event or to find out more about our availability and our (very reasonable) rates, email us at bigband@yvcb.org.

Upcoming Performances

You can always find our upcoming performances on our Facebook events page, too.

Farmer's Market


Sunday, May 28th - 6:00pm
Central Lutheran Church

Sunday, June 4th - 11:30am
Downtown Yakima Farmers' Market

Thursday, July 6th - 12:00pm
Wapato High School

Saturday, July 8th - Time TBD
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Saturday, August 5th - 2:00pm
Vintiques - SunDome

Sunday, August 27th - 7:00pm
West Valley Missionary Church, 11107 Wide Hollow Rd, Yakima, WA 98908

Sunday, September 17th - 11:30am
Downtown Yakima Farmers' Market

Saturday, October 28th - 6:00pm
Treveri Cellars Masquerade Ball at Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA 98902

Sunday, October 29th - 6:00pm
Upbeats Concert Series, Central Lutheran Church, 1604 W Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98902

November-December 2023 rehearsals will be on Wednesdays at Englewood Christian Church from 6-9pm.
For more details, contact us at bigband@yvcb.org.

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P. O. Box 9742
Yakima, WA 98909

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