Edmonds-Woodway High School Music Boosters

October 2023 Newsletter

Dear EWHS Music Families and Supporters: 

The school year is well underway and our music program is thriving. The Boosters are hard at work planning and managing events to support our students, families and music teachers. We have many fun activities ahead and look forward to seeing you there. 

Calendar for 2023
9/29-10/1: Wind Symphony Fall Retreat
10/3: October Boosters Meeting, 7:00pm in Orchestra Room (more info below)
10/5: Field trip to Paramount Theater to see the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
10/6: Homecoming Football Game, 5:00pm at EWHS. Band in full uniform!
10/13 & 14: Philharmonic and Freshman Orchestra Retreat
10/15: Fifth Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser, 10:00am-5:00pm in EWHS Great Hall (more info below)
10/31: Orchestra Guest Artist Workshop with Christian Howes
11/4: All School Barn Dance (Orchestra Fundraiser), 6:30-8:30pm 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 (more info below)
12/12: Winter Jazz Night, 7:00pm in EWHS Theater
End of year: Annual Citrus Sale, ordering available 11/1-14. Delivery date announced once fruit are ready
Various football games: refer to https://ewhsmusic.com/calendar/ for dates 

Help Wanted
In a vibrant organization like the Music Boosters, there is always a need for more volunteer involvement. Whether you are only able to help with a single event or task, or willing take on bigger projects, we would love to hear from you. Right now we have a particular need for help with maintaining our WordPress-based website, as well as PR-related tasks. Please contact us at ewhsmusicboosters2@gmail.com if you can help. 

October Boosters Meeting
Tuesday, 10/3/23, 7:00pm in EWHS Orchestra Room
ALL ARE WELCOME! There will be a Meet & Greet from 7-7:30pm, with discussions of program info and event opportunities. Our regular Board Meeting will follow 7:30-8:30pm. You are welcome to stay if you’d like and learn more about the initiatives we are working on.

Fifth Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser!
10/15 10:00am-5:00pm in EWHS Great Hall
On October 15th, the EWHS Great Hall will be set up like a mattress store showroom, with a wide selection of new, top-quality, brand name mattresses offered at significant discounts. Experts will be on hand to help you makes the best choice for your family. As a special bonus, a free sheet set will be included with every purchase. Please spread the word to everyone you know and help us make this fundraiser a huge success for the Music Program. 

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. We’ll have a Sausage Sizzle, cider, games and dances for all skill levels and ages. Please consider signing up to help using one or both of the SignUpGenius links below.

To donate supplies:
To volunteer at the dance:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BACAF28ABF9C52-44585178-orchestra

2023 Holiday Craft Fair
Sunday 12/10 in the EWHS Great Hall
CALLING ALL CRAFTERS AND VENDORS! The EWHS Music Boosters Craft Fair is back! Sign up to reserve a table for your fabulous handmade goods at our event page EWHS Music 2023 Holiday Craft Fair. This will also be an amazing opportunity to purchase unique and beautiful gifts for everyone on your holiday list.

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities at EWHS Winter Benefit Concert
We have a limited number of event sponsorship opportunities for companies and businesses for the Winter Benefit Concert. This is a chance to showcase your support of the Arts and EWHS Music in the broader community. For more information review and levels of sponsorship available please review our sponsorship web page.

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 Facebook under “Edmonds-Woodway Music” or find us online at https://ewhsmusic.com/.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at one or more of our events.