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

 

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

Cornish College of the Arts Jazz Workshops, July 17-22
Taught by Dawn Clement, Mark Taylor, and Matt Wilson
Intermediate: http://www.cornish.edu/extension/courses/intermediate_jazz/
Advanced: http://www.cornish.edu/extension/courses/advanced_jazz/

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!!