2017-18 Roosevelt Jazz Band Placements

Jazz Band 1 and Vocal Jazz students should be registered for these classes. The names have already been sent to the registrar. Be sure to confirm this when you receive your schedules. Note that Vocal Jazz is a zero hour (before school) class. If for any reason you cannot commit to the ensemble in which you were placed, please let us know immediately.

Mr. Brown, Mr. Van Bebber, Mr. Taylor

Jazz Band 1

Saxophone
Sean Bowman, alto 1
Misae Nguyen, alto 2
Daniel Mengedoht, alto 2
Elliot Halpern, tenor 1
Kai Despain, tenor 2
Aiden Ryser, tenor 2
Xander Johns, baritone 1
Austin Isgrig, baritone 2

Trumpet
Joe Garlid, 1
Will Knight, 2
Matt Buchanan, 3
Graham Fulton, 4
Carter Eng, 5
Aidan McCoy, 6

Trombone
Ethan Nolander, 1
Elise Toney, 2
Nicholas Mesler, 3
Toby Jay, bass trombone

Rhythm Section
Piano
Aaron Korver, 1
Katie Benmar, 2
Bryan Rhinehart, 3
Guitar
Julia Tanner, 1
Nick Swedin, 2
Bass
Jonah Harper, 1
Max Young, 2
Drums
Ethan LeFaive
David Maltby
Henry Mohr

NOTE: Only 25 players will be allowed to participate in Essentially Ellington, in the event we are accepted. There will be competition for spots on the recording band.

Vocal Jazz Rhythm Section

Piano
Kai Medina
Bass
P. J. McDaniel
Drums
Finn Greeley

Jazz Band 2

Saxophone
Elias Sullivan, alto 1
Elliot Hughes, alto 2
Karen Gaffney, alto 2
George Fulton, tenor 1
James Pettis, tenor 2
Nick Altemeier, tenor 2
David Tabakian, baritone

Trumpet
Colin Brace, 1
Devlin Swanson, 2
Ryan Davies, 3
Nathan Reudink, 4
Della Paloy, 5

Trombone
Zach Sahlin, 1
Daniel Matsumoto, 2
Alexis Kim, 3
Ryan Tyndall, bass trombone

Rhythm Section
Piano
Eilidh Haakanson
Kohl Hebert
Vibes
Nathan Mesler
Bass
Laurel Colescott, 1
Anna Thielke, 2
Drums
Aidan Shapero
Ethan Bovey

Jazz Band 3

Saxophone
Maria Mann, alto 1
Nicholas Araya-Bain, alto 2
Sydney Colescott, alto 2
Griffin Sanders, tenor 1
Eli Corey, tenor 1
Em Spencer, tenor 2
Olivia Sayrs, tenor 2
Sana Mills, tenor 2
Roberto Kannapell, baritone

Trumpet
Rei Ichikawa, 1
Stephen Shettler, 2
Will Falcone, 3
Sylvie Kromer, 4

Trombone
Jack Barnes, 1
Willie Berg, 2
Josh Peterson, 3
Aaron Kim, 4 (waitlist)

Rhythm Section
Piano
Joe Begley
Guitar
Faye Alesse
Bass
Nikko Oster
Drums
Nick Zappone
Cameron Tavis

Jazz Band 4

Saxophone
Annalise Bledsoe, alto 1
Jackson Jewett, alto 1
Julia Martin, alto 2
Cole Andrews, tenor 1
Abbie Chipps, tenor 2
Ella Ruddick, tenor 2
Calvin Rey, baritone

Trumpet
Grady Spors, 1
Henry Roller, 2
Carter Robinson, 3
Daniel Khastou, 4

Trombone
Bergen Sorby, 1
Casey Rogers, 2
WE NEED TROMBONES! (Encourage your trombone-playing friends to play some JAZZ!)

Rhythm Section
Piano
Vladimir Andral
William Stauber
Guitar
Ellis Andral
Jacob Gronquist
Bass
Dylan Wilson
Drums
Soloman Kruger
Emma Usui-Villareal

Roosevelt Vocal Jazz Placements for 2017-2018

Here are the students selected for Roosevelt Vocal Jazz 2017-2018:

Abbey Amuniya
Jane Anderson
Brigit Brady
Mia Bell
Katya Boychuk
Xing Gilbert
Brooke Lambert
Desi Pardo
Sarah Park
Scarlet Pike
Caroline Schmitt
Harrison Sherwood
Azalea Teuton
Markus Teuton
Nicole Torres

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who auditioned!

If for any reason you cannot commit to the group in which you have been placed, LET US KNOW IMMEDIATELY. There are other students who would like to sing! NOTE: Vocal Jazz has been moved to zero hour (before school) for next year. All Vocal Jazz students will need to register for a concert ensemble.

*Rhythm section placements to be announced at a later date.

Update: Roosevelt Jazz Auditions for 2017- 2018

Auditions for the 2017-2018 school year will take place between May 30 and June 13 at Roosevelt High School.

  • NEW! Vocal Jazz auditions will be held on Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31 from 3:30-5:30
  • Tuesday, June 6th starting at 3:45: Rhythm auditions, all grade levels
  • Sunday, June 11th, 9 am-Noon: incoming 9th grade Saxophone auditions
  • Sunday, June 11th, 1 pm-4 pm: incoming 9th grade Brass auditions
  • Monday, June 12th starting at 3:45: Saxophone auditions for current Roosevelt students
  • Tuesday, June 13th starting at 3:45: Brass auditions for current Roosevelt students

Jazz Band audition music and forms are now available. Check this page for details.

 

RHS Jazz Wins at Reno and Bellevue

35th Annual Bellevue Jazz Festival

We had a great time at this annual festival hosted by Bellevue High School.  Jazz Bands III and IV came in 1st and 2nd  in their division, and Jazz Band II took 2nd place in the 3A division.  To play well and be recognized is a great thing and the result of a lot of hard work.   Congratulations!

Bellevue Jazz Festival Winners Page

Reno Jazz Festival

Jazz Band I performed with joy and skill at the Reno Jazz Festival. A fantastic clinic with Clay Jenkins after the performance was a bonus. We were delighted to make the finals, and to win first place in the High School AAA division. Our Combos took third and fourth places. Congratulations Scott Brown and Jazz Band I. Well earned.

Reno Jazz Festival Winners Page