Edmonds-Woodway High School Music Boosters

December 2023 Newsletter

Dear Music Families and Supporters:

As we get ready to celebrate the holidays, please consider donating to our “Season of Giving” Year-End Fundraiser and help us end the year on a high note (see what we did there?). This has been an extraordinary school year so far and we are very excited to see what 2024 holds for our vibrant Music Program, but we couldn’t do it without your support.

December 2023/Early January 2024 at a Glance
12/2 – Jazz I & II at Possession Sound Jazz Festival at Everett High School
12/3 – Bel Canto at Wellspring Ensemble concert
12/5 – Wind Symphony and Jazz 1 tour to CPM and Madrona
12/5 – Mello-Aires, Lodge at St. Edwards & Bellevue Nativity
12/5 – Philharmonic Leaders String Ensemble, Lodge at St. Edwards (after Mello-Aires)
12/6, 6-9pm – Jazz at Basketball game
12/7, 3pm – Jazz 1 outing to Maplewood K-8
12/7, 7:30-8:30pm – Boosters Meeting via Zoom (please contact us for the zoom link)
12/8, 6:55pm – Pep Band (purple group) at Basketball game
12/9 – Mello-Aires at MTHS Santa Breakfast & Edmonds Lion’s Club
12/10, 10am-3pm – Holiday Craft Fair, EWHS Great Hall
12/10 – EWHS Music Groups performing at Craft Fair: Jazz 10am, Mello-Aires 12pm, Orchestra 2pm
12/11 – Mello-Aires performing pre-show for Seattle Ensign Chorus
12/12, 7pm – Winter Jazz Night, EWHS Theater
12/12 – Deadline to apply for SKMEA Solo & Ensemble
12/13 – LASH String Quartet Performing at MDMS for Food Services Holiday Party
12/14, 6:15pm – Pep Band (green group) at Basketball game
12/15 – TriM Caroling and Christmas Party
12/17, 3pm – Jazz Clubs NW at Romeo’s, 2110 76th Ave W, Edmonds
12/27, 6:30pm – Pro Am Big Band and Jazz Punishments at Aurora Borealis
12/28, 7pm – Romeo’s Jazz Night
12/31, 11:59pm – “Season of Giving” Year-End Fundraiser concludes
1/9 – Boosters Meeting at Brigid’s Bottleshop, 188 Sunset Ave S, Edmonds
Meet & Greet 7-7:30, Meeting 7:30-8:30pm; ALL music parents are welcome
1/14 – Jazz 1 Essentially Ellington recording at Studio X in Capital Hill


WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are getting closer every day to our overall goal of $20,000 by Dec 31st. We have raised over $15,000 so far from donations and sponsorships, through GoFundMe, Venmo,
PayPal, Square and other payment options. PLEASE HELP US RAISE THE LAST $4890 SO OUR PROGRAM CAN THRIVE.

We were thrilled with the successful launch of our “Season of Giving” Year-End Fundraiser at our Winter Benefit Concert on November 28. Our hard-working student musicians delivered exceptional performances to a packed house at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, and our fantastic audience donated well over $8.5k in one night through various channels, not including the additional pre-event support from our generous sponsors. Our fundraiser ends on 12/31, so please make your donation through one of the options below.

Donation Channels:
GoFundMe Campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ewhs-music-fundraiser
EWHS Music Donation Page: https://ewhsmusic.com/donate

12/10/23 from 10am-3PM in the EWHS Great Hall

Our beloved EWHS Music Craft Fair is back this year and we have over 60 vendors registered for this event. Both our Jazz Ensembles, the Mello-Aires and members of our Orchestras will be entertaining us with festive melodies throughout the day. On offer will be a wide variety of unique, handmade items – jewelry, toffee, quilted goods, pottery, indie books, and much more.

Volunteers Needed: We are calling for student and parent volunteers at our event. Student volunteer hours available. Please sign up at our Craft Fair SignUpGenius.

Food Drive: EWHS Music will also be hosting the EWHS ASB Food Drive at the Craft Fair. Shoppers are invited to bring ample canned food to help reach the goal of 10,000 cans. Cash donations are also very welcome.

Crafters & Vendors: Our vendor registration is now completely full with many folks on the waiting list, but crafters can request to be added to the mailing list for future events by filling in the EWHS contact form and adding “Craft Fair List” in the comments.

2/12 at 7pm, EWHS Theater
Please join Jake Bergevin and Jazz Ensembles I & II for a night of tunes in the cozy EWHS Theater. Our Jazz Nights are always memorable and the perfect way to enjoy a winter’s evening with good music and friends.

WMEA All-State Honor Ensembles
The following EWHS student musicians have been selected to perform in the WMEA All-State Honor Ensembles at the Music Teachers’ Conference in February 2024:
Sophia McCann, 2024 Chamber Orchestra, Violin
Hailey Nappen, 2024 Philharmonic Strings, Viola
Lianna Munoz, Jazz choir, Tenor 1
David Thomas, Symphonic Choir, Bass 2
Josh Henderson, Jazz Band, Trumpet

WIBC Honor Band
Evelyn Chow was selected as an Honor Band student playing clarinet in the WIBC Honor Band November 19-21 at the SeaTac Conference Center.

Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year!