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    Eckstein Middle School Bands, Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz 2017-18

    3003 N. E. 75th St. Seattle WA 98115 school 206-252-5010 Band room 252-5046

    cuescobedo@seattleschools.org

    Dear Parents and Guardians:

    I am looking forward to all the new faces at Eckstein.  I would also like to thank all of the 2016-2017  parent volunteers and coordinators.  Special thanks to Ann Tucker-Gwinn for being the Eckstein Band, jazz band and vocal jazz chair.

    The following information should help you get your student ready for a great musical experience at Eckstein Middle School.

    Have a great year,
    Mr. Escobedo - Director of Bands, Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz


    Eckstein Bands Website

    The website contains all the Eckstein Bands performance information and much more.

    http://ecksteinms.seattleschools.org


    Eckstein Band/Jazz Band/Vocal Jazz Program $70 Fee

    The Enrichment Fee is used to sustain the quality of the music program at Eckstein. Please make your check payable to Eckstein Bands. It will help pay for the following: New instruments – music – repair of instruments – scholarships – festival fees – sound equipment – recording equipment – instrument rentals – coaching – solo & ensemble – music books – reeds – mouthpieces – office supplies – repair supplies – transportation – stands and much more.


    Instrument Supplies

    Flute – cleaning rod and a thin cleaning cloth

    Clarinet – swab and at least 4 number 2½ reeds

    Saxophone – swab, neck strap and at least 4 number 2½ reeds

    Trumpet – 5 sized mouthpiece and valve oil

    Trombone – 5 sized mouthpiece, slide grease and water bottle

    Percussion – SD General sticks and a stick bag


    Music Books Needed

    Beginning Band - Standard of Excellence Book I & Book II

    Junior Bands - Standard of Excellence Book I, II & I Recommend

    Intermediate Bands - Standard of Excellence Book II & I Recommend

    Wind Ensemble - Standard of Excellence Book II & I Recommend

    Junior Jazz - Standard of Excellence for Jazz Band

    Vocal Jazz - Jazz Conception for Vocal by Jim Snidero


    Classroom Policies

    Students should be in their assigned seats with instruments 5 minutes after the bell rings.

    Students should come to class prepared with instruments, reeds, music and a PENCIL.

    Students should show respect for their classmates, equipment, teaching staff and rehearsal time.


    Privately Owned Musical Instruments

    While it is recognized that students need to bring privately owned musical instruments to school to participate in music class, it is not the policy for the Seattle Public Schools to assume responsibility for these instruments.

    1. The Seattle Public Schools will provide as much security for all instruments as is possible with present storage facilities.
    2. Parents should investigate the possibility of including privately owned musical instruments on homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policies, or consider insuring instruments with one of several companies that provide insurance for musical instruments.
    3. 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.

    Concert Attire

    All band students are asked to wear the following outfit for concerts or as requested.  The outfit consists of:

    Girls Attire:  Black dress or skirt that reaches below the knees -- no jersey materials (lululemon, etc.)

    BLACK STOCKINGS/SOCKS AND CLOSED TOE SHOES (Low Heel or flats)

    BLACK V-NECK SHIRT - with ¾ length sleeves or long sleeves.

    Boys Attire:  A winged-collar tuxedo shirt, black slacks, black shoes, black socks and black bow tie.

    The tux shirt and black bow tie can be purchased at Ted Brown. Thanks to those who donated a shirt last year.


    PRACTICE-PRACTICE-PRACTICE (DAILY)

    Longtone scales, set of scales (major, minor, chromatic, full-range), lip slurs for brass, etudes, sightreading

    Thanks for supporting the Eckstein Middle School Band, Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz program with your time and donations.