Dues, Payment Options, and Assistance

Please use this link: https://bit.ly/RJBDues2021-2022 to complete the Membership Dues Commitment form. Payment options include mailing a check or paying online using PayPal, debit card, or credit card. It is the stated intent of the Roosevelt Jazz Boosters that every musician will have the opportunity to fully participate in all activities, regardless of financial need. As such, instructions for requests for financial assistance are also included in the form. For questions, please contact Tina Zamora at treasurer@rooseveltjazz.org.

We’re kicking off the new school year!

Welcome back to the Roosevelt Jazz community! We’ve had our first Roosevelt Jazz Boosters meeting Sept. 7, a festive welcome picnic Sept. 8, and most importantly our jazz students are back in rehearsal. We have 74 students in four ensembles this year including three big bands as well as vocal jazz. If you are a parent or guardian of a Roosevelt Jazz student, you should have received your welcome packet by email; there are 2 required forms to return to secretary@rooseveltjazz.org [website link to Welcome Packet]. Fill out the volunteer survey and consider how you can support our students: we are especially seeking a chair-elect and fundraising chair for our board. Dues commitment forms along with scholarship information will be coming next. And if you’re a jazz fan, check out the opportunity to hire a Roosevelt Jazz combo to play at your next event! (Go to “Support the Program” above, and click on Hire the Band.) We’re so glad to see our directors and students back making music together.

2019-2020 Roosevelt Jazz Ensemble Placements

The 2019-2020 Roosevelt Jazz ensemble placements are listed below. Thank you to everyone who auditioned. Now… go practice!


The Roosevelt Jazz Band

Colin Brace
Javier Gonzalez
Rei Ichikawa
Sylvie Kromer

Parker Casazza
Daniel Matsumoto
Nick Mesler
Ryan Tyndall

Elliot Hughes (alto)
Maria Mann (alto)
Eli Sullivan (alto)
Nick Altemeier (tenor)
George Fulton (tenor)
Calvin Rey (bari)

Kohl Hébert

Grace Kaste
Anna Thielke

Aidan Shapero
Emma Usui-Villareal

Markus Teuton

Nathan Mesler


Roosevelt Vocal Jazz

Note, all students must be enrolled in a music ensemble class. Register through your counselor.

Sofia Araya-Bain
Tigran Avakyan
Sophia (Scooter) Clair
Cameron Cohen
Sasha Doran
Abby Glowney
Tessa Korver
Brooke Lambert
Serafina Miller
Sahil Novetzke
Camille Pape
Desi Pardo
Chloe Rigler-Gryj
Azalea Teuton
Markus Teuton
Sylvia Zerba (waitlisted at RHS)

Vlad Andral
Theo Shouse

Alex Roca
Nolan Wilson

Alberto Arriola
Solomon Kruger

Faye Alesse


Roosevelt Jazz Band TWO

Note, all students must be enrolled in a music ensemble class. Register through your counselor.

Lucas DiGiuseppe
Hans Faul
Daniel Khastou
Henry Roller
Grady Spors

Thomas Evans
Aaron Kim
Thatcher Sexton
Bergen Sorby

Sydney Colescott (alto)
Abby Glowney (alto)
Evan Mazor (alto)
Rachel Nolander (alto)
Owen Gwinn (tenor)
Griffin Sanders (tenor)
Olivia Sayrs (tenor)
Em Spencer (tenor)
Liam Randell (bari)

Nora Hakimian
Quinn Wedemeyer

Palmer McDaniel
Dylan Wilson

Ethan Bovey
Yoshi Stroh

Maco Dacanay


Roosevelt Jazz Band THREE

Note, all students must be enrolled in a music ensemble class. Register through your counselor.

Josephine Bloom (waitlisted at RHS)
Nicholas Chang
Joseph Matsumoto
Owen Thomas

Kirin Dhaka
Bradley Kalmar
Lucas Schubert

Charlee Dobson Cohen (alto)
Brooke Lambert (alto)
Dylan Senescall (alto)
Cameron Moskito (tenor)
Ryan Boyle (tenor)
Yoshi Takeno (tenor)
Cicely Griswold (bari)
Jack Hillstrom (bari)

Eilidh Haakanson
Ben Rutherford-Kinney

Cole Fung

Rasa Yaghmaie
Ripley Silas

Jacob Gronquist


Roosevelt Jazz Band FOUR

Note, all students must be enrolled in a music ensemble class. Register through your counselor.

Holden Abramonte
Nicolás García-Bompadre

Conor Esler (alto)
Jacob Nowak (alto)
Hugh Switzer (alto)
Alden Cantara (tenor)
Chloe Rigler-Gryj (tenor)
Oliver Nairn (bari)

Liana Owen

Naomi Cole
Leo VanderWhitte Ma

Liam Jacobs
Max Weiss

Linus Skucas

Things to Come

And just like that, it’s June. So much has happened since the last post here back on May 16th, we’re out of breath. There’s been barely a moment to reflect on Essentially Ellington, the CWU Jazz Festival with Dafnis Prieto, Waldo Fest, band camp, and A Chorus Line. Yet there are still so many more things to come! We’re knee deep in auditions. Final concerts for band, choir, orchestra, and jazz are all imminent. Marching band will take to the streets around Roosevelt in the annual neighborhood parade. We’ve got picnics and potlucks to prep for. And then there’s graduation. A bunch of our kids will head out to their next gig. We’ve grown to love them so; how do we let them go? We’ll try follow their lead and keep looking ahead (while hoping they come back to visit from time to time). We can’t wait to see what they do next!