EWHS music calendar

Edmonds Woodway High School released the following calendar for October  and November:

Oct. 16  –  Fall Concert – 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall – $2 donation;  Wind Symphony / Chamber Orchestra / Bel Canto Choir

Oct. 17  –  Gala Planning Meeting – 7 p.m.

Oct. 19  –  Jazz Rehearsals; Jazz Lab will meet from 11-1 p.m.; Jazz I will rehearse 1-4 p.m.

Oct. 19  –  Football Game – 5 p.m.; Pep Band needs to be at the school by 4 p.m. Let’s  Pink Out the Stadium! Everyone wear pink & support Breast Cancer awareness.

Oct. 20 –  Jazz Symposium  – All Jazz Ensembles

Oct. 26 –  Football Game – 7p.m.

Nov.  9  –  Vocal Jazz Symposium  – Meadowdale HS – 3-6:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 –  Jazz Solo Night – Kennelly Keys – Roy’s Place

Nov. 15-17  –  Orchestra Camp – Camp Killoqua – Chaperones Needed!

Nov. 17  –  Olympic Jazz Classic – Mello-aires – Olympic College


Fall Concert this Tuesday
The Wind Symphony, Chamber Orchestra and the Bel Canto Choir will be performing in the Great Hall at 7:30p.m. this Tuesday for their Fall Concert. Music Boosters requests a $2 donation per person at the door. Students and small children are free.

Group Photos will be taken before the concert:  Wind Symphony will be first and needs to be at school by 6:15p.m., Bel Canto Choir will be 2nd (around 6:35) and Chamber Orchestra have their photo taken after the choir.

Orchestra Students – Concert this Tuesday
Chamber Orchestra students need to arrive at 6:30p.m. in uniform for Tuesday’s concert for a group photos before the concert. Symphonic Orchestra students are required to attend the Fall concert as audience members.

Formal Portrait Photos – Taken This Tuesday
Music Boosters is offering a chance for Wind Symphony, Chamber Orchestra and Bel Canto Choir students to have a professional portrait taken on Tuesday either after school or before the evening concert. Student will be dressed in concert uniforms and will have photos taken with their instruments.  These pictures will be available to purchase on-line or at the April Spring Gala (more information about how to order will come later). A portion of the profits will be donated to Music Boosters. There are sign-up sheet for this Tuesday – 2-3p.m. and 6-7p.m..

Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Symphonic Orchestra will have pictures taken before their Winter Concert in December.  Jazz II and III students who would like a picture in their Jazz uniform – should sign-up for Tuesday or in December.

Wind Symphony and Jazz Uniforms Ready to Go Home on Tuesday – Sarah DeMun
If you have paid the $25 rental fee, Wind Symphony students can take home their uniforms this Tuesday evening after their performance.  Jazz Students (not in Wind Sym) can pick up their uniforms anytime Tuesday thru Friday.  All uniforms will be in the large practice room’s cabinets in garment bags with the student’s name on them.  If you are renting, uniforms will be kept at home through out the year but then must be returned after your last performance in June.

Some students will find that they have pants or skirts that need hemming.  We can do that if you’d like us to or the family can make arrangements to do it.  If the uniform is taken home this week, I will assume that the family will be hemming pants or skirts.

Jazz Information
Jazz II and Jazz Lab have homework (worksheets) due on Monday.  Jazz Combos should plan extra lunch or after school rehearsals this week.  Friday, Oct. 19 (no school day) we have special workshops.  Jazz II and Jazz Lab will work with helpers and clinicians from 11am to 1 p.m..  On hand will be Daniel Barry (composer of Mighty Urubamba), Steve Treseler and Dan Taylor. Eat at home before you arrive on Friday.

At 1 p.m. on Friday, Dr. Ron Carter from the University of Southern Illinois and the Essentially Ellington Festival will be working with Jazz I – but – all jazz players are invited to watch all or part of this workshop..  Jazz I, please arrive by 12:45 p.m. and be ready to SWING hard until 4.  Jazz I members should pack a big snack (dinner) for after your workshop.  At 4 p.m. we will transition to Pep Band for the football game.
Jazz Symposium – This Saturday Oct 20 – Mountlake Terrace High School

Saturday, Oct. 20, we’re heading to our first festival.  Punctual attendance is part of the grade in Jazz Band.  Students will need to network and carpool (with parent drivers).  MTHS is a 21801 44th Ave West, Mountlake Terrace 98043.  We will not meet at EW prior as we do with most other events. Meeting location will be in the MTHS Gym.  Here is the schedule for the day.   Students should arrive by 8:00 A.M. (Jazz II should be at MTHS by 7:45am).  Drummers should bring their own sticks, cymbals, etc.  Bass and guitars need to bring their own cords.  Everyone needs to bring their own music, pencil and wear your tuxedo/black all day.  We will sit together in the audience during performance times and be supportive of all groups. Bring a little spending money for lunch or a sack lunch.  Parents should plan on picking up students at 2:00 p.m. There should be lots of good music and learning. Plan on being active participants and enjoying yourselves!  Students MAY NOT leave MLTHS until the Festival is over.  Do not ask if you can run home or go out for coffee, etc.

Gala Committee’s First Meeting of the Year This Wednesday
The first Gala planning meeting will be held this Wednesday, Oct. 17 at  7p.m. We welcome any and all parents who can come and help plan for this event – we would love to see more freshmen and sophomore parents involved! Here are a few things that we will be working on: Speaker, Master of Ceremonies, Theme and timing of announcements, Obtaining Gift Certificates and items for Raffles & Baskets. Beverly Franklin

Jazz I Sweaters & Wind Symphony/Jazz Uniform Payment Reminders
Payments for Jazz I Sweaters for the 2012-13 school year are now due. Students who opted for personalization owe $36.00. Students who did not want personalization owe $29.00.  Checks should be made out to Music Boosters and turned in to the black Boosters box in the band room. Rentals of Tuxedos and formal Dresses are $25 for for the year. Checks made out to Music Boosters, put your child’s name on the check and put it in the black Boosters box in the band room. If you need help with the payment, please talk to Mr. Bergevin.

EWHS – College Planning Night
EWHS is hosting a first-ever College Planning Night, designed to increase knowledge of the college application process.  This event is open to all families, but is particularly designed for junior and senior students & families to get helpful information to help make the college application process easier!  We encourage all families to join us this night.  Whether your student is the first in your family to apply to college, or if you need a refresher on current college admission issues, then this night is for you. Please note that translators will be available, and at least one session will be held all in Spanish.
What:  An event for juniors & seniors and their families to learn about the college application process.  Special time available for seniors to get help on college essays!
When:  Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where:  EWHS Gym
Why:   Attend workshops that will help make college applications easier!
How:  Show up Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Free pizza & a college fair start at 5:30 p.m.; opening remarks at 6:30 p.m.; workshops and college essay help at 7:30 p.m.

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