New Family Welcome Night!

Know anyone who will be new to Nathan Hale in the fall?

Help us spread the word in the community that Tuesday, June 11, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., is Welcome Night for incoming families to Nathan Hale High School.

There will be a short presentation in the Performing Arts Center followed by time to mingle, ask questions, buy school Raider gear (t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.), and learn all about the student clubs, sports teams, music and theater programs, robotics, volunteering, and more.

We encourage current families to come, too! You might learn something, and you can help create a welcoming environment and share your experiences.

Music Parents: Get involved!

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes to make a successful music program? Do you rely on our young musicians to tell you what’s going on but feel like you’re missing something?

Be in the know by getting more involved. We need new Board Members to join our vibrant Nathan Hale Music Boosters. Make a difference with your great ideas and energy! Ready to join the board for the 2019-20 school year (or at least sign up to learn more about volunteering with the Boosters)? Send us an email or learn more…

  • How? Stop by our Boosters information table at one of our last performances of the year. Board Chair Carolyn Price will be there to answer your questions and welcome your support.
  • When? June 5 (Orchestras & Wind Ensemble) or June 12 (Vocal & Jazz Band and Concert Choir); both shows start at 7 p.m.
  • Where? Nathan Hale Performing Arts Center (Info. table will be in the foyer near the bake sale.)
  • Why? Our teachers and students rely on Music Boosters’ support to ensure all students at our school have access to a top-quality music program that enriches their education and our community.

Did you know that the school district provides less than one dollar per student for our music program?  Be part of the Boosters and help our music program thrive!

Thanks for your support. We’re getting better every year!

Jazz Band/Vocal Jazz Rhythm Section Auditions

Auditions for Hale’s Jazz Ensemble’s rhythm sections are coming up on Sunday, June 9th, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the NHHS Band Room.
If you play piano, bass, drums, or guitar, we want to hear you!
Be sure to download and fill out the audition form below, then find and print the auditions pieces for your instrument.
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to Mr. Rowe (Jazz Band) or Ms. Ewell (Vocal Jazz) at dsrowe@seattleschools.org or eeewell@seattleschools.org.

In Harmony,

Erica Ewell and Dan Rowe

ALL instrumentalists auditioning, please complete the following form and bring it with you to your audition:

For Bassists:

For Guitarists:

For Drummers:

For Pianists:

Musicians Jazz It Up

The school year is winding down, but not the music calendar. We have a lot of great events coming up, so mark your calendars and spread the word. Thanks!

May 19 (Sun) – Jazz musicians (vocal and instrumental) perform at the Royal Room starting @ 5:30 p.m.

May 23 (Thurs)Jazz Swing Dance, with FREE lesson! The fun happens in the NH Commons starting @ 7 p.m.

May 24 (Fri) – Jazz Band performs at Folk Life in the Armory starting @ 4:15 p.m.

June 5 (Wed) – Orchestras and Wind Ensemble give final performance in the NH Performing Arts Center starting @ 7 p.m.

June 11 (Tue) – Future Family Night welcomes incoming musicians; in the NH cafeteria starting @ 7 p.m.

June 12 (Wed) – Vocal & Jazz Band and Concert Choir give final show in the NH Performing Arts Center starting @ 7 p.m.

June 14 (Fri) – Wind Ensemble performs at graduation ceremony at the NH Athletic Complex starting @ 6:30 p.m.

Four funky flautists

One of many events made possible by Music Boosters. Thanks for your support!

Congratulations to the Nathan Hale Wind Ensemble flute quartet! They worked hard to make it to the WIAA State Solo and Ensemble Contest at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Pictured here with permission: Cordelia Zogbaum, Jamie Achtmeyer, Adele Koenig, and Gabe Landau. The group had placed first in the Seattle adjudication contest in March and advanced to the state competition. Jamie was also first alternate in Flute Solo but did not compete. Thanks to Katrina Sibicky, Nathan Hale’s wind ensemble and orchestra director, for accompanying the quartet.

Vocal Jazz Audition Tracks

Hello! I’m so glad you’re considering auditioning for Hale’s Vocal Jazz choir for the 19/20 school year! Below you’ll find the backing tracks for Fly Me to the Moon in 2 different keys. Be sure to choose the one that is right for your voice part.
Feel free to email me at eeewell@seattleschools.org if you have questions/concerns!

In Harmony,
Ms. Ewell

Soprano/Tenor (Key of C Major)
Alto/Bass (Key of Ab Major)

Success!!!

  • Mattress Fundraiser 2019

Thank you, parents, students, staff, and community, for helping us make our first mattress fundraiser a big success! We raised a lot of $$ to fund our fantabulous music program, and we had a lot of fun!

Save the Dates!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR TWO IMPORTANT DATES:

1.     Monday, March 4 – First Parent Meeting of 2019
Please join us in the Nathan Hale choir room from 7-8 p.m. to celebrate what we’ve accomplished so far and learn what’s next.

2.     Sunday, March 24 – First-Ever Mattress Fundraiser!
Sounds a little wacky, BUT it’s the new trend among music programs across the nation. Why? Because it costs us nothing to host, and, according to the stats and schools we talked to, it raised thousands of dollars in a day.

New Fundraiser

Swing & Jazz this Thursday!

VOCAL JAZZ AND JAZZ BAND will be swinging with full sets of classic tunes. Everyone encouraged to join the fun!

When: Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. (Volunteers asked to arrive at 6:15 p.m.)
Where: Nathan Hale Performing Arts Center (Bake Sale in Lobby)
Cost: Free but suggested donation is $5+

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

How to Help: Visit our Sign-Up genius to see volunteer roles/needs:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4fabae2babfb6-thurs

Special Instructions: If you donate a baked good, please label for allergies (i.e. nuts, nut free, gluten free, etc.)

Thanks for your support! Should be a great time!

We need some helpers tomorrow! PLEASE and THANK YOU!

Tomorrow, Wednesday (Dec. 19), we’re partnering with Eckstein for a Holiday Choir Concert and Bake Sale, and we need some helping hands to make it a success.

WHAT: Eckstein/Hale Holiday Choir Concert & Bake Sale

WHEN: Wednesday, 12/19; 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PST

WHERE: Nathan Hale Performing Arts Center

HOW YOU CAN HELP: See the volunteer opportunities and sign up online at: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/805054eadaf22a57-weds

In addition to bringing baked goods, setting up and cleaning up, we also need one reliable volunteer to pick up Banh Mi sandwiches on Lake City Way and bring them to the school. If you sign up for this, Jen (our fundraising chair) will give you all the details.

We know you guys will rally! If you have not yet volunteered, please consider this easy opportunity to make a difference. If you have volunteered, please consider doing so again and helping lead new volunteers. Thank you!!!

Also, if you’d like to get more regularly involved, we’re hoping to find something akin to a Room Parent for each music discipline (orchestra, choir, band, etc.). If that sounds interesting to you, please send a message to haleinstrumental.

Thank you!!!

Nathan Hale Music BoostersVisit: nathanhalemusic.com