Hot Java Cool Jazz on March 17

Roosevelt Jazz Families,
Starbucks has selected Roosevelt Jazz Band 1 to participate in the 2017 Starbucks Hot Java Cool Jazz event at the Paramount Theatre. Starbucks has been sponsoring this event since 1995 and has raised over $500,000 for local high school jazz programs. We are fortunate to be a part of this amazing event and to live in a community that celebrates jazz.

Join us on Friday 3/17/17 and come see a fantastic show featuring Roosevelt plus other talented local high school bands.

Click here to buy tickets.

While you’re marking your calendar also save Saturday 3/18/17 for the Roosevelt Jazz Big Band Dance and Auction.

Start of Year Picnic is September 6

Please SAVE THE DATE for the start of year Jazz Picnic which will be held Tuesday September 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm in Ravenna Park. The event is an opportunity to pick up important forms and meet the Band Directors, other musicians and their families.

It’s been our tradition to start the year off with a picnic so that we can get to know and greet our new families, as well as reconnect with families returning to the program. We will have our Welcome picnic on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 5:30-8:00 pm at Ravenna Park upper picnic shelter. The address is 2000 NE 58th Street, Seattle 98105. Just before 20th Ave ends at the pedestrian bridge, turn right into the parking lot.

As in years past, we will do a potluck. The Roosevelt Jazz Boosters will provide plates, cups, utensils and napkins. Families should bring something based on their last name:

  • A – J: main dish
  • K – R: side dish, salad or beverage
  • S – Z: dessert

We will distribute the welcome packet, with information and forms for all families to take home with them.  Please go through the forms and send the fully completed forms with your student to the first day of jazz class or to the first Jazz Booster Meeting on Tuesday, September 20th.

 

Have a Jazzy Holiday!

PATHWAY OF LIGHTS AT GREEN LAKE

Roosevelt High School’s Jazz Bands II and III, under the direction of Michael Van Bebber, will perform at Green Lake’s Pathway of Lights on Saturday, December 12th from 4:30 to 5:30 in the evening.

You will find us at the Small Craft Center (the Aqua Theater) on the south side of Green Lake.

Walk the lake, enjoy the luminaria, and hear some great Jazz!

Special bonus at the same location: Eckstein Middle School’s Senior Jazz will perform from 5:30 to 6:00.

CAROLING AT UNIVERSITY VILLAGE

On December 24th our Vocal Jazz group will be caroling at various locations in University Village.

Girls Jazz Day at Cornish

Girls Jazz Day is an annual free one day workshop open to all girl musicians and jazz vocalists in middle or high school who want to improve jazz musicianship, soloing and improvisation. Click here for more information or to register.

Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Schedule: 10:00AM to 4:00PM, check in begins at 9:30AM

Location: Cornish College of the Arts on Capitol Hill, 710 E Roy St.

Cost: Girls Jazz Day is free. There is an optional, suggested donation of $30 to help cover the costs for families who can afford it. Make your donation through our Girls Jazz Day Power2Give campaign before September 19th and your donation will be matched dollar for dollar (so $30 becomes $60 instantly). Your donation is 100% tax deductible. Click here!