Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hands On Children's Museum Opening

ARA played for the grand opening of the new Hands On Children's Museum, and then played on the toys.
On stage

Guess I can't go in...
John's surdo trailer, right on!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Night

Playing for the Democratic Party of Thurston County on election night - the joy was almost overpowering.

Future candidate?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bar Hop

The Arkestra rumbled through a bunch of downtown Olympia bars, bringing joy and music with us. The Volcano wrote a blog post about it.
Squeezed around the pool table of The Brotherhood

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Department of Ecology - Combined Fund Drive

Another year, another opportunity to raise money for United Way...and play inside a government office building.
John leads the jam

Video of our entrance

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Our first major paid gig - playing for a fabulous circus-themed wedding in Oysterville.  Marcy bought and learned the accordion at the request of the happy couple.
David makes a great Jake the Alligator Man

Seamus and Mike brave the ocean

Marcy loves geoducks

Jeff and Andy show their true selves

Lisa, Becky, and Joe relax in the sand
Lookin' classy!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Band Retreat

Lee's family cabin is a truly wonderful place to bond with your bandmates.
Sunset dinner

Jam time

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Marriage Equality Fundraiser

ARA rumbled through a fundraiser for Marriage Equality, bringing rainbows and smiles to the crowd.
Rainbows for everyone!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

HONK Fest West - Day 3

Artesian Rumble ate a wonderful breakfast at our amazing host's house then played our hearts out at the Experience Music Project's Sky Church.

Rock on!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Honk Fest West - Day 1

ARA revealed our new color scheme to the HONK community in the evening show in Georgetown.

And David revealed his new look to his surprised partner, Sonja

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Memorial Service

With great sadness, the ARA played for the memorial service of the 422 service members who died just within the past year.  Each of their names were read aloud.  Olympian article & Photo of Jeff

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Last Word Books' 10th Anniversary

The Artesians played inside their first bookstore to celebrate 10 years of Last Word Books.  Juliette chose our colors for this gig as blue and purple, which we loved so much that they became our new official band colors.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Concert w/ Orkestar Zirconium

After marching the parade, we rocked out with Orkestar Zirconium in the Olympia Ballroom.

Procession of the Species - 2012

This year, we were salmon.
Seamus on tuba

What a joy to have THREE trumpets

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Funeral for Democracy

Move to Amend threw a funeral for democracy, regarding the Citizens United case.  Artesians learned the Funeral March and wore appropriately somber clothing.
We the Band of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union...

Friday, March 16, 2012

First show for Le Voyeur

Artesian Rumble usually plays to support others.  For the first time ever, we played a show for us, as openers for Stumblebum Brass Band, at Le Voyeur, a bar in downtown Olympia.
Also: Comin' Home & Sexy Back