Edmonds-Woodway High School Music Boosters

September 2023 Newsletter

Dear EWHS Music Families and Supporters:

As we say goodbye to the lazy days of summer we look forward to a school year packed with exciting new opportunities for our music students. We have a great group of volunteers at the Music Boosters and would love to meet you in person. Take a look at some of the 2023 events highlighted below.

Calendar for 2023 (so far!)
8/29 – Welcome Back to School BBQ and Freshman Orientation, 5:00-7:00pm at EWHS (more info below)
9/14 – Open House: Music Boosters Ice Cream Social plus Meet the Teachers, 7:00-8:30pm in EWHS Orchestra Room A111 (more info below)
9/29-10/1 – Wind Symphony Fall Retreat
10/13 & 14 – Philharmonic and Freshman Orchestra Retreat
10/15 – Mattress Sale Fundraiser, 10:00am-5:00pm in EWHS Great Hall
10/31 – Orchestra Guest Artist Workshop with Christian Howes
11/4 – All School Barn Dance (Orchestra Fundraiser), 7:00-9:00pm in EWHS Great Hall (more info below)
11/28 – Winter Benefit Concert at Edmonds Center for the Arts (more info below)
12/10 – Craft Fair in EWHS Great Hall
12/12 – Winter Jazz Night, 7:00pm in EWHS Theater
End of year – Annual Citrus Sale (details to be announced closer to the time as fruit ripen)
Various football games – refer to https://ewhsmusic.com/calendar/ for dates

Event Highlights

Welcome Back to School BBQ and Orientation for Freshman Families
8/29 at 5:00-7:00pm, EWHS Courtyard and the Music Department
Meet other freshman music families and students, tour the music rooms, and see our Jazz Colony summer camp in action. Families of older music students are also welcome.

Music Boosters Ice Cream Social plus Meet the Teachers
9/14 7:00-8:30pm, EWHS Orchestra Room, Room No A111 (ice cream will be outside)
Please join us to hear all about activities the Music Boosters will be involved in to support our music program. There will be time to talk with the teachers, tour the music department, meet other parents, and find out more about ways to get involved in our school music community.

Mattress Fundraiser
10/15 10:00am-5:00pm in EWHS Great Hall
Top quality, brand name mattresses sold at great prices! Encourage your friends, neighbors, family and co-workers to support our Mattress Fundraiser. We raised over $7k for the Music Department last year and we are aiming to raise $10k or more this year.

All School Barn Dance (Music Boosters/Orchestra Fundraiser)
11/4 7:00-9:00pm, EWHS Great Hall
This will be an evening of pure fun with a line dance caller, fiddle & banjo band, and student performances. Sausage Sizzle, cider, games and dances for all skill levels and ages

SAVE THE DATE!! Our First Annual EWHS Winter Benefit Concert
Tuesday 11/28 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts
This year we are presenting our first ever Winter Benefit Concert, which will take place at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Tuesday 11/28.  This will give all our talented music students an opportunity to perform on a professional stage, while attracting a wider audience to enjoy our music and learn about our programs.  This benefit concert will be open to members of the public, as well as all music program families. More information to follow in the coming days.

Our Boosters Board Members for 2023

New Executive Board (elected in June 2023):
President – Jennifer Castle (formerly Acting President)
Vice President – Shannon Alyea (formerly Secretary)
Secretary – Keith Grey
Treasurer – Chan Oeurn

Appointed Board Members (continuing from 22/23):
Communications Director – Toni Bosman
Volunteer Coordinator – Rachael Garrett

Other positions remain open. For more information about our Music Program volunteer needs, visit https://ewhsmusic.com/boosters/volunteers-wanted/

Stay current! EWHS Music Social Media and Website
Our Facebook page and website are your best sources of current information about recent/upcoming events, student achievements, our greater music community, and more. Please look us up on FB under “Edmonds-Woodway Music” or find us online at https://ewhsmusic.com/.

WELCOME BACK!! This is going to be an amazing year for EWHS Music!