Band Posts and Announcements

  • Summer Music Camps - Music Camps for the Summer of 2015 including the EWHS Jazz Colony: The Jazz Colony Improv Camp at EWHS is in its 6th year, formed and spearheaded by Music Director Jake Bergevin, Chaperone Pete Bennett and Head Clinician Steve Treseler to fill a void for wanna-be EWHS Jazz musicians who want to improve their jazz [...]
  • Jazz Auditions for 2015-16 -   EWHS Jazz Ensemble Audition Information Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Auditions are held in the fall for the 2015-16  year. All students interested in participating in the Jazz Bands at EWHS should sign up for Jazz 2. Current Jazz 1 members may sign up for Jazz Ensemble I but will also need to audition.  Jazz [...]
Hello Band Families,
Just a quick note to say thanks for the great year and I hope you all have a super summer!  Band continues to push students with a unique combination of discipline, community and creativity.  I am grateful to have such wonderful students and excited for the new EW leadership under Principal Mickelson.
2012-13 was our best year so far for Music Boosters, I hope you'll consider joining our monthly meetings next year.  The first event is the back-to-school Music Booster BBQ in mid September that is always fun.
Next year we are thrilled to be adding new uniforms to our inventory, thanks to the Music Boosters and the University of Washington.   More about this in the fall.  
Here is a tentative calendar for next year which will be refined in the fall but may give you enough info to plan. Notice the new system for jazz auditions and that fall extravabandza is open to any band students on August 29th but is especially geared for Freshman.
I'll be checking email occasionally this summer and keep in touch via our website, parent emails and blog thanks to Sarah DeMun.
EWHS Music Department BAND Calendar 13-14
Tri-M Meetings, First Thursday advisory , Third Thursday at 3-4 A111,
Drumline every Thursday from 2-4 in A112
Aug 27-Aug 29 Drumline rehearsals – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – A112
Aug 29 Freshman Band Day – Extrava-Band-Za – 8am-3pm – all music building
September 3-5 Jazz Auditions before and after school 2-5 pm A112
September 4 First day of classes –
September __ Fall Welcome Back Assembly (during school in Gym) ??
September 13  FOOTBALL #1 – v. Terrace
September 18 Boosters BBQ Night – Courtyard & Great Hall5:30pm
September 20-22 Fall Retreat with Jazz Bands at Camp Casey
September 27       FOOTBALL #2  v. Jackson
October 4   FOOTBALL #3  v. Cascade
October 11 –  Finalize Solo/Ensemble Groups & Repertoire Selection
October 15 – Guest Artist Jazz Concert in Little Theater
October 18    FOOTBALL #4  v. LHS (HOMECOMING)
October 22  Fall Concert (Wind Symphony, Chamber, Bel Canto) Great Hall 7:30 PM
October 26  MTHS Jazz Symposium (Jazz Ensembles & Mello-Aires) @ MTHS & MHS
November ___Veteran‘s Day Assembly (during school in Gym)
November 12  Jazz Solo night in Theater or Roy’s Place @ Kennelly Keys – 
November 16 – Northshore Jazz Festival – Jazz II only (tentative)
November 23 Olympic Jazz Festival in Bremerton, Mello-Aires
November 29 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
December 7 Music Boosters Craft Fair – Great Hall
December 3 Winter Jazz Night in Theater—Jazz I, II & Mello-Aires
December 10 Winter Concert #1 (Orch & Choir) Great Hall
December 17 Winter Concert #2 (All Bands only) Great Hall
January 26 – (Sunday) Solo/Ensemble Recital in Little Theater
February 1 Solo/Ensemble – All Day – MTHS
February 11 – SW Choir Quad Concert, Great Hall
February 13-16  NAfME conference in Yakima
February 20-23 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (tentative)
February 25 (Tues) SW Band Quad Concert – EW Gym
February 26 (Wed) SW String Quad Concert – EW Gym
March 1 DeMiero Jazz Festival, Mello-Aires/Combos ECA
March 12 SKMEA Band Contest (advances groups) ECA
March 13 SKMEA Band Contest (younger groups), ECA
March 14-15 Seattle Jazz Experience Festival – Seattle Center (tentative)
[March 15 NW ACDA Conference in Seattle, potential Mello-Aires performance]
March 29 –  Music Booster Spring Gala Dinner – Holy Rosary Edmonds
April 7-11 Spring Break
April 22, 29, May 6, 13 Swing Dance Lessons – Great Hall 2-4:45
April 29 Masterworks In-School-Concert, 4th period in the Theater
May 1 Masterworks Concert MTHS
May 8-12 Essentially Ellington (tentative)
May Second week- Moving up/Graduation Auditions
May 16 – CWU Jazz Festival (Jazz I & II)
May 17 (Friday) Swing Dance (Jazz I & II) Gym
May 23 – Ellensburg/Leavenworth Wind Symphony and Jazz I
May 24 Jazz Connection (Jazz 1, 2 and combos)
May 29-June 1 Silverwood Trip Orchestra/Choir Only (Leavenworth/Spokane/Idaho)
June 3 Spring Concert #1 – Wind Symph, Chamber Orch, Bel Canto, Awards, Great Hall
June 6 Music Student‘s Picnic – Edmonds City Park
June 9 Farewell to Seniors Jazz at the Jazz Alley – tentative
June 10 Spring Concert #2 – Concert & Symphonic Band, & Concert Orch, Great Hall
June – Distribute Summer Packets regarding All-State Packet review/private lessons, etc
June 13 EW Graduation Commencement (Wind Symphony/Mello-Aires) ESD Stadium