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    ​Band Meeting Notes

    https://sites.google.com/view/ecksteinbandfamilies/resources-minutes

    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

    Clackamas Vocal Jazz Festival in Oregon - March 12, possibly overnight. Participating group: Vocal Jazz I

    Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, CA, April 3-5 . Participating group: Senior Jazz

    Silverwood Band Festival - May 29-31. Partipating group: Wind Ensemble/Senior Band


    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

    updated band calendar as of 9/9/2019

    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. Donations are accepted via SchoolPay (https://ps.seattleschools.org/public/), personal check or through the Alliance for Education (make sure Eckstein Band's name is selected) https://www.alliance4ed.org/connect-with-us/donate/school-account/?sid=375


    Band Parent Email Opt-In Information: Band families can opt into receiving Band Emails by sending an email to the ecksteinbandfamilies@gmail.com 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.

    2019-2020 Solo & Ensemble Contest at Eckstein- March 21, 2010

    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.


    Save your Stuff and Save the Date - Saturday, April 25th, 2020

    Our Annual Eckstein Band Rummage sale is set for Saturday, April 25th 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 24th 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! ​


    Band Performance Permission Slips:

    2019-2020 Junior Jazz Rehearsals

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

    More info and registration form: Eckstein Jr Jazz Afterschool Program 2019-20

    Chaperone Information

    Questions about volunteer paperwork can be directed to Julia Detering at jrdetering@seattleschools.org and materials can be found on the volunteer website. It is an online process. Here are the chaperone spots available so far for this year.