Roosevelt Jazz Audition Dates for 2017- 2018

Auditions for the 2017-2018 school year will take place from June 6-13 in the Roosevelt High School Band Room. Details below.

  • Tuesday, June 6th starting at 3:45- Rhythm auditions, all grade levels
  • Sunday, June 11th, 9 am-Noon: incoming 9th grade Saxophone auditions; 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 returning Roosevelt students

Audition Materials and forms will be available at a later date. Check this page for details.

Vocal Jazz audition times to be announced soon.

Summer Jazz Camps

Jazz Families,
Please see the summer camp information below, including the Seattle Saxophone Institute to be held right here at Roosevelt. The Jazz Boosters offer scholarships for students to attend these camps, contact the treasurer of your band for more information.

Seattle Saxophone Institute at Roosevelt July 31 – Aug 3
Taught by Evan Smith, Neil Welch, Steve Treseler and Jessika Smith
www.seattlesaxinstitute.com

Centrum, July 23- 30
Requires Audition by April 14. New Vocalist Program this year!
http://centrum.org/jazz-port-townsend-the-workshop/

University of Washington, July 10 – July 14
http://www.uwjazzworkshop.com/register.html

Central Washington University, July 23- 29
http://www.cwu.edu/music/jazz-camp

University of Oregon, July 23- 28
Audition required for first time campers
http://musiccamps.uoregon.edu/jazz-improvisation-camp/

Stanford Jazz Workshop, July 16- 21 or July 23- 28
http://stanfordjazz.org/more-info/jazz-camp/

Big Band Dance & Auction is March 18!

Please join us for the 29th annual Roosevelt Jazz Big Band Dance & Auction on March 18, 2017 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai . Get your tickets here. It will be a fun-filled evening of music, food, and the chance to bid on fabulous auction items. Buy a Golden Raffle ticket and get a chance to take home your choice of a Live Auction item! Only 100 tickets available! Click here to preview the live auction.

This year we will also be honoring distinguished alumnus Mark Taylor, Director of Jazz Band 3.

See you there on March 18!!

UW Jazz Festival

Will Knight (JB2, trumpet), and Kai DeSpain (JB1, tenor sax) received Outstanding Soloist awards at the UW Jazz Festival on January 28. JB1 was one of two finalists selected to perform in the evening concert. Congratulations! The emphasis of this festival is education, ensemble performance, improvisation and developing the jazz language.  Roosevelt was well represented with JB1, JB2, and JB3 all participating.