Beginners, hobbyists, enthusiasts - this is for you.
Rehearsals are Tuesday nights, 7-8:30pm at the First Presbyterian in Ellensburg.
This mixed-voice choir, led by director Lee Bates, performs a wide variety of music from classical & show tunes to folk & pop. No audition necessary; open to high school students through senior citizens. Recent news article.
Kittitas Children's Choir
For grades 1-8! Led by Sue Wilson, this choir is still going strong after many years. 4-5pm on either Tues or Thurs. Tuition is less than $200 for the entire school year. Old news article: Daily Record
Ellensburg Women's Chorus
Meets Monday nights, 7pm in Ellensburg High School choir room.
Led by Sue Wilson. No auditions necessary. Facebook page.
Singing Hills Barbershop Chorus
Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm at the Adult Activity Center in Ellensburg.
This specialty choir of 8-12 members (mixed-voice, though often sing music written for men) started in 1983 and is especially popular on Valentine's Day when they offer "singing telegrams." No audition necessary.
Old news article.
And, don't forget the Ellensburg Strum-Along!
Ellensburg Big Band
Ellensburg Bluegrass Meet-Up
This group communicates on Facebook for jam sessions. All are welcome and music is available beforehand. Join the Facebook group for more info.
Ellensburg Celtic Music Session
Meeting most 4th Sundays, 3pm for slow, 4pm for anything goes, in the back of Iron Horse Pub. Join their Facebook group to stay in touch.
Click here. From Make Music Ellensburg, with support from the Ellensburg Arts Commission.
Old Skool's on Sunday Nights
Every Sunday, 7-9ish, at Old Skool's on Main Street in downtown Ellensburg. This is a great place to show off your hard work, practice your stage presence, and meet other musicians of all kinds. Owner Carol Cox hosts a plethora of free, all-ages events in the back room of her record & vintage shop. Facebook page.
Hayday Bakery on Tuesday afternoons
Open mic from 3-5 at 215 W 3rd Ave, Ellensburg. New as of August 2021, so call to double-check! Facebook page
Central Washington University SURC
Open mic nights are generally advertised to CWU students, but all are welcome. Keep an eye on the CWU entertainment calendar for the next date! Events Calendar
Kittitas Valley Unitarian Universalist - choirs, guest musicians, and evening concerts. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Modern worship bands:
Mercer Creek Church, Ellensburg Foursquare Church, Cle Elum Alliance Church, Kittitas New Life, Resonate Church
And, we hear that First Lutheran has a beautiful pipe organ.