Welcome to Rain City Symphony

Rain City Symphony's mission is to nurture and promote the appreciation of music by providing quality classical music performances in the Puget Sound region at no charge to the audience. Thank you for becoming part of this. Here's some information you may find useful. Please ask any questions you may have. We mostly don't bite.


There is information for members (including this page) on our website – https://raincitysymphony.org. Some of the information is available to members only – to access that information, you need a website account and have paid dues so that you have member status. If you don't already have a website account, the registrar creates an account for you using the email you registered with when you pay your dues. You should receive an email when the registrar creates the account along with instructions about how to establish your password so you can log on in the future.

We keep track of emails, phone numbers, and addresses using the website, so you can change these and other information about yourself in the "My account" section. Contact the webmaster to change your name. Other members have access to your name, address, telephone number, and email (see "Roster"). The public has access to your name, your instrument, your picture should you decide to provide one, and whatever information you choose to put in the Info section.

If you forget your password, you can use the “Member login” link to find the password reset option.


We require every member to be fully vaccinated except for legitimate medical reasons. If you provided proof of vaccination for the Fall quarter, you do not need to do it again.

We require you to show proof of vaccination once and will record the date of your last vaccination. To do this, send a copy of your vaccination card to Anne Warner, membership director.

If you can’t be vaccinated for medical reasons, exemption requests may be submitted in writing to MCNW anonymous health email covid@musiccenternw.org. Do not provide any medical information in the email correspondence. Those who receive written confirmation of their exemption will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours for each entry into Music Center.

For Spring 2023, we are changing our Covid policy to no longer require masks.  You are, of course, welcome to wear one by choice.  We will continue to keep the air filters going and the windows open.  As before, if you have any symptoms, please stay home.  We will, of course, reevaluate if the situation warrants.

Email list

We send information regularly to our email list – which is still maintained separately from our website. Generally the registrar or webmaster adds your name to the list shortly after you register – you can request to be added before that.


For Fall 2021, we converted to a voluntary contribution model instead of dues. Our target is $75 or more for each member per quarter, but you can contribute whatever you feel comfortable giving. If you truly can afford nothing, please let the membership director know to register you for that quarter so you appear on the orchestra roster.

RCS is a non-profit charity - and contributions are tax deductible. We post complete financial reports on our website.


Rehearsals are 7:30 to 9:30 pm on Wednesdays. The complete rehearsal schedule is on the website – including what piece we are practicing. If you’re not playing in the piece we’re practicing, you don’t need to attend during that piece.

As always, if you don't feel well, stay home (and let Teresa and someone in your section know). If at all possible, play along with the rehearsal stream:
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Questions: please message brucesherman@mac.com.


We have a music notes page with links to the music online. Please download and print your music and bring it to all rehearsals. If you cannot do this, please let someone know so we can get it printed for you.


Concerts are usually at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. We ask that you are ready to play for warm-up/sound check at 6:30. There is a page on the website about concerts, dress, etc.