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!


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.


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

Roosevelt Jazz Winter Concert

Thursday Night Jazz!

Join us for a great show featuring all four of our Jazz Bands this Thursday, December 10th, at 7:00 pm in the Roosevelt High School Performing Arts Theatre (1610 NE 66th Street).

This concert is free. There will be a bake sale. Donations are always appreciated.

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!

RHS Jazz Program Welcome Picnic

Save the date! It’s been our tradition to start the year off with a potluck picnic so that we can get to know and greet our new families, as well as reconnect with the old ones.  We will have our picnic on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at the Ravenna Park upper picnic area from 5-8 pm.  Details will be provided in late August.