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    ​Band Meeting Notes

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    Eckstein Band Notes 1-8-18

    ​Upcoming Overnight Field Trips

    Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho - February 22 - February 24, 2018:
    To Vocal Jazz I and Senior Jazz families -

    The total cost of the trip is $225 per student. For planning purposes we need a $50 deposit no later than January 8, 2018. Full payment is due by February 11, 2018. Download parent letter with payment instructions. Lionel Hampton Parent Letter
    Lionel Hampton Permission Form: Eckstein Lionel Hampton Permission Form February 2018

    Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey California - March 9 - March 11, 2018:
    To Senior Jazz families -

    The total cost of the trip is $475 per student. For planning purposes we need a $100 deposit no later than December 4, 2017. Full payment is due by February 25, 2018. Download parent letter with payment instructions. Next Generation Parent Letter

    Eckstein Band Forms and Info

    Find many of the forms you need for ordering band shirts, signing up for the band email list, and attending band events and activities (listed on the Band Calendar) below. To print a form, click on the appropriate form link to access the PDF version of the form.

    Complete the form and return it to the appropriate teacher or event coordinator (specified on the form). At this time, you cannot complete and submit the form online.​

    Eckstein Band Letter and Tentative Band Schedule 2017-18

    Eckstein Band Letter 2017-18

    Read important information about privately owned music instruments. Students should be instructed to be extremely careful about where their instrument is left while at school. Whenever possible, instruments should be stored in the storage room designated by the music teacher. Student cases should be plainly marked with the student's name and school. Parents should investigate the possibility of including privately owned musical instruments on homeowner's or renter's insurance policies. It is not the policy for the Seattle Public Schools to assume responsibility for these instruments.

    This letter also includes a request for a $70.00 Enrichment Fee that is used to sustain the quality of the music program at Eckstein. Please make your check payable to Eckstein Bands.

    **Eckstein Band Calendar 2017-18 - This schedule is tentative as of 11/02/17. It is constantly being updated. Students will be instructed about any changes.

    Band Parent Email Opt-In Information: Band families can opt into receiving Band Emails by sending an email to the address. Please provide the following information:

    • Parent names, Student name  
    • Band Group(s)
    • Please remember to update information from last year, especially new emails and new bands for students     
    • Opt-in deadline is Friday, September 15, 2017.

    Eckstein 2018 Summer Music Program


    Eckstein 2017 Summer Vocal Jazz Rehearsal:

    To download the permission form click HERE

    2018 Solo & Ensemble Contest at Eckstein March 24

    Eckstein Solo & Ensemble Info Sheet 2018

    Eckstein Solo Entry Form 2018

    Eckstein Ensemble Entry Form 2018

    Signup Deadline is March 9, 2018. Musicians of all abilities in sixth through eighth grade are encouraged to participate in this year's Solo and Ensemble contest, to take place on Saturday, March 24. The event gives students in choir, band, and orchestra an opportunity to play a short piece -- individually or with a group -- before a local professional musician who will encourage students and provide feedback on their performance. All participants will receive a medal and certificate. Students should check with music teachers to learn if incentives are offered to those who participate. Registration closes March 9, 2018. Scholarships are available to cover the entry fee. Students are assigned a performance time, so it is a fairly short time commitment on March 24. Please remind your student to bring a copy of their music for the adjudicator to look at while they are performing. If you have questions, feel free to contact your student’s music teacher.

    Save your Stuff and Save the Date - Saturday, April 28th, 2018

    The Eckstein Band Annual rummage Sale is Saturday, April 28, 2018. We need your donations to make this event a success. Please set aside your gently used clothing, household items, books, music, furniture, sporting equiptment and more. On Friday April 27th bring your donations to the Eckstein Cafeteria between 1:30 and 4PM.

    Mark your calendar and come to the Rummage sale on Saturday from 9AM to 3PM. there will be great deals to be had, baked goods and music from our very own jazz combos.

    Monies raised from the rummage sale go directly to Eckstein's music program and are used to help offset some of the cost of oof-campus music performances, repair to instuments and provide scholarships to children who need assistance. Our goal is to make music accessible to everyone!

    If you have any questions, please contact TBD​

    Band Performance Permission Slips:

    2017-2018 Junior Jazz Rehearsals

    • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
    • Begins September 12, 2017

    More info and registration form: Eckstein Junior Jazz 2017-18

    2017-2018 Drumline Rehearsals

    • Mondays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    • Begins September 11, 2017

    More info and registration form: Eckstein Drumline 2017-18

    Chaperone Information

    Thinking of Being a Chaperone?

    Other Eckstein Band Forms

    Eckstein Band Parent Letter 2016-17
    Eckstein Music Class Schedule 2016-17

    Eckstein Band Together - Email List and Enrichment Fee

    The Eckstein Band Email List is used to communicate important band information to parents.

    The annual $70 Band Enrichment helps support the band program.

    Eckstein Band Deposit and Reimbursement Forms

    To submit Eckstein Band checks or cash for deposit, complete both of these forms and return them to the Fiscal Officer, Curt Peterson, in the Main Office.

    To submit reimbursement requests for band expenses, complete this form and return it to the Fiscal Officer, Sue Wong, in the Main Office.