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    ​Band Meeting Notes

    Band Notes 9-10-18
    Band Notes 10-1-18
    Band Notes 11-5-18
    Band Notes 12-3-18
    Band Notes 1-7-19
    Eckstein Band Notes 3-4-19
    Eckstein Band Notes as of 4-1-19
    Eckstein Band Notes 5-6-19
    Eckstein Band Notes 6-3-19

    If you missed this evening's informational meeting for Eckstein Band Families, click on the link above.  Eckstein Band needs you! 

      Also, save the dates now for the upcoming field trips.  

      ​Upcoming Overnight Field Trips

      Eckstein Fieldtrip to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival February 21-23, 2019.  Estimated headcounts were taken by survey in early November.  Formal commitment letters will be coming later.Questions? Contact the trip coordinators, Beth Chmielowski (Vocal Jazz parent), Patricia Tam and Ellen Gryj (Senior Jazz parents)

      Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey California - April 5-April 7, 2019.  Commitment/Deposit letters went home with students on 12/4/18.  Forms w/deposit must be returned by January 10, 2019.  Full payment is due by February 10, 2019.  Click HERE to download copy of letter.  Questions?  Contact Jennifer Dobson at
      The total cost of the trip is $475 per student.

      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.​

      Concert Attire: 

      Option 1:  All black below the waist, please (black pants & socks, or black dress or skirt that reaches below the knees with black tights). All black closed toed shoes (low heels or flats).   White or black shirts should have 3/4 length or full length sleeves.  No jersey materials (Lululemon, etc).

      Option 2:  A winged-collar tuxedo (white) shirt, black slacks, black shoes (completely black), black socks, and black bow tie.

      The tux shirt and black bow tie can be purchased at Ted Brown. 

      (Note: the band program accepts your too-small, gently-used concert attire hand-me-down donations.  Items will be stored and given to students who need them).

      Eckstein Band Letter and Tentative Band Schedule

      Eckstein Band Calendar 2018-19 Updated 1-14-19   

      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 $90.00 Enrichment Fee that is used to sustain the quality of the music program at Eckstein. Please make your check payable to Eckstein Bands.

      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.

      2019 Solo & Ensemble Contest at Eckstein- March 23, 2019:

      The Solo & Ensemble is a great chance to get friendly and supportive feedback for your budding musician.  Musicians of all abilities are encouraged to participate.  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.

      Sign-up deadline is Friday March 8, 2019.  We will try to honor all time requests, but the earlier we receive your application the more likely we can make your time request work!  To sign up go to

      Save your Stuff and Save the Date - Saturday, April 27th, 2019

      Our Annual Eckstein Band Rummage sale is set for Saturday, April 27th from 9AM to 3PM.

      We need your donations to make this year’s sale a success!  
      Please set aside your gently used clothing, household items, books, music, furniture, sports equipment and more.  Bring your donations to the Eckstein cafeteria on Friday, April 26th from 1:30 to 4PM. 

      Mark your calendars and come to this popular rummage sale event.  There will be wonderful bargains, delicious baked goods for sale and lively jazz music from our student combos.

      Monies raised from the Rummage Sale go directly to our Eckstein Music Programs and are used to support instrument repairs, scholarship funds and off-campus music performances.  At Eckstein we work to make our outstanding music programs accessible to every student and family.  Thank you for supporting this important event! 


      Eckstein 2019 Summer Music Program for Incoming 6th Graders- TBD

      ​Eckstein 2019 Summer Vocal Jazz Rehearsal -TBD




      Eckstein 2019 Senior Jazz Summer Rehearsal - TBD


      Band Performance Permission Slips:

      2018-2019 Junior Jazz Rehearsals

      • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

      More info and registration form: Jr Jazz Permission Form 2018-19

      Chaperone Information

      Go to the Band Booster's website and sign up to chaperone at various venues through the school year. Complete Volunteer paperwork on the Eckstein website.