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

upcoming concert and volunteer needs

One Invitation and One Request


Please join us for a wonderful night of beautiful singing at the combined Eckstein and Hale choir concert.

WHAT: Eckstein and Hale Joint Choir Concert
WHEN: Wednesday, 12/19; 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PST
WHERE: Nathan Hale Performing Arts Center

We need baked goodies and a few good volunteers! Nathan Eckstein Middle School parents and Nathan Hale High School Music Boosters are co-sponsoring a bake sale (plus Banh Mi sandwiches). Please consider contributing a homemade or store-bought treat. We also need volunteers to help with other tasks such as setup, sales, and cleanup. Please check out open opportunities and signup here:

Thank you for supporting our young, talented musicians!

Thank you!!!

Need help this Thursday…

We need some parent helping hands this Thursday at the Wind Ensemble and Orchestra concert. Easy way to make a big difference.

Please take a look at open slots for bringing a treat, manning the bake sale table, setting up, cleaning up, etc.

Volunteer Sign Up

Date: 11/29/2018 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PST
Location: Nathan Hale Performing Arts Center

See you at the concert!

Seeking Volunteers for Nathan Hale Barnes & Noble Music Performance, Dec. 8

Help make our students’ Dec. 8 holiday performance at Barnes & Noble Northgate a success in one of two ways: 

1.      While listening to students play (performances from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.), do some holiday shopping. Proceeds from in-store purchases and the gift wrap table will benefit our music program. Just be sure to mention the Nathan Hale voucher number (12443644) at the register. 

2.     Volunteer to set up and staff the event. Check out the volunteer opportunities on our Signup Genius page.

Thanks for your support!

Nathan Hale Music: Volunteers needed for Barnes & Noble Performance 12/8/18

Dear Nathan Hale Music Families,

As you know, our musicians and singers will be performing in a "Books and Performance" Fundraiser for the Nathan Hale Music Program at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, December 8th from 11 am to 4 pm. Fundraising pays for much-needed sheet music, instruments and instrument repair, expert clinicians, festival fees, and scholarships for students who cannot pay the full cost for field trips and special events.

To make this event a success, we’ll need some volunteer support from you! It’s a really fun day, and volunteering can easily be combined with listening to your child perform and doing some holiday shopping!

Here are some of the ways you can support the music program on December 8:

  • Help transport large instruments and equipment. We’ll need approximately 5 vehicles. There’s a 10 am shift, meeting at school and driving to Barnes & Noble, and a 4 pm shift, meeting at the store and driving back to school.
  • Staff the gift-wrapping table. We get to keep 100% of the donations made for gift wrapping! We’ll need two wrappers throughout the day, working in one-hour shifts from 10 am to 4 pm.
  • Be a greeter. We’ll need someone to greet shoppers and let them know about the fundraiser and distribute the voucher code. This will be broken down into one-hour shifts as well.

A SignUp Genius request is being sent to make it easy to select a volunteer role. In case you don’t receive it, here’s a link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4ea8a62da4ff2-barnes

On the day of the performance, shoppers can use our voucher number 12443644, or just tell the cashier that they want their purchase to benefit Nathan Hale Music.

Students should arrive no later than 15 minutes before their ensemble’s performance time, below, and wear concert black.

Performance Schedule:

11:00 – Chamber Orchestra
12:00 – Vocal Jazz
1:00 – Wind Ensemble
2:00 – Concert Choir
2:30 – Concert Orchestra
3:00 – Jazz Band

Thank you for supporting Nathan Hale Music!

Save the Date: Barnes and Noble Performance and Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE! Please join the Nathan Hale Music Program at Barnes and Noble Northgate on Saturday, December 8, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. All music groups will perform.

You can support our music program by coming to hear our students play AND making in-store purchases using the Nathan Hale voucher number (coming soon)!

We will also be staffing a gift-wrap table at the store where the music program will receive 100% of all donations!

Stay tuned for the performance schedule and more details after Thanksgiving.

Thank you for supporting the Nathan Hale Music Department!

Need a few bake sale volunteers for upcoming concert

Please join us next Thursday for a lovely evening concert, performed by our Wind Ensemble, Concert Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra.

Also, we need volunteers to bring baked goods, help set up the bake sale, pick up the Banh Mi sandwiches, work the event, and help clean up afterward.

Sign up here.

Date: 11/29/2018 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PST
Location: Nathan Hale Performing Arts Center

Thanks for your support. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Attention all music families…we’re counting on your support

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and we’re feeling grateful for our community. With your support, we are rebuilding a noteworthy music program at Nathan Hale. = )

We have three fantastic educators building competitive programs for wind ensemble, jazz band, chamber and concert orchestras, vocal jazz, and choir. We also have a piano lab and opportunities for small groups and side projects. And the number of students wanting to participate is on the rise.

Please know that your support makes music possible for our students. The school district provides less than a dollar per student for our music program—not nearly enough to cover costs.

That’s where Music Boosters steps in. The money we raise, along with annual student fees, helps pay for much-needed sheet music, instruments and instrument repair, expert clinicians, festival fees, and scholarships for students who cannot pay the full cost for field trips and special events.

Our goal this year is to raise $15,000. While some of that will come from bake sales and periodic events, THE EASIEST, MOST EFFECTIVE WAY to donate is directly.

Please take a moment to contribute what you can. The suggested donation is $100 per family, but any amount is welcome, and every little bit helps. (Don’t forget employer matches! They really add up.)


1. Follow this link to the online donation center (managed by the Alliance for Education) and complete the form. The designated recipient should be auto-filled as: Nathan Hale Music Boosters – 02214. After submitting, you should receive an email receipt within seconds.

2. Find out if your employer matches charitable gifts. This can double your impact! Make the match through your human resources department. (Please also forward your email receipt (the one you received in step 2) to our co-treasurer, Carmen Brady @ bradyc888 who will track your match to make sure it comes through.

3. Forward this email to any and all friends, family, and extended community members who might be willing to support our music program.

NOTE: If you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to “Alliance for Education/Nathan Hale Music” and add “02214-Nathan Hale Music” in the memo/notes line. Put it in an envelope addressed to the attention of our Fundraising Chair, Jennifer Barrón, and send it to school with your kid to give to their music teacher.

If you have questions about this or any fundraiser, please contact Jennifer Barrón @ jjtabarron. Learn more about our program and upcoming events at: www.nathanhalemusic.com.

THANK YOU so much for supporting our talented musicians!


The NHHS Music Boosters

Seeking bake sale love this Thursday

This Thursday, Nov. 8, is Hale Jazz Night and we need some volunteer help!

Show time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm PST (set up around 6:30)
Location: Hale High School PAC and lobby

As with all our performances, Music Boosters is sponsoring a bake sale to raise some needed funds and build community. In addition to treats, we traditionally also offer delicious Banh Mi sandwiches for those who might need/want a little substance.

We need a variety of volunteer roles filled, such as baking/buying a treat and bringing it before the show; setting up the tables, etc.; servicing the tables before, during intermission and after the show; cleaning up; picking up Banh Mi sandwiches, etc.

Whether or not your kid is in the show, if you’re a music parent, consider helping out. It’s a great way to meet people and hear some wonderful music!

Jen Barron set up the following signup form. Check it out and reach out to her if you have any questions.


We ask that any items donated be labeled with nuts, nut free, gluten free, etc. so we can accommodate all diets.

Thanks for your help! It takes a village.


Hale Jazz Band 2018-19 Roster!

Hale Jazz Band 2018-19

Alto Sax:

  • Mattias Mulchi
  • Marcel Dominguez

Tenor Sax:

  • Cece Matteson
  • Ben Saelens
  • Cooper Cox

Bari Sax:

  • Max  Hiatt-Rusk


  • Kale Strange
  • Rachel Schmidt
  • Toma Handelman
  • Avery Callahan
  • Kira Apodaca


  • Josiah Guynes
  • Claire Weinstein
  • Theo Lommers
  • Danni Brady


  • Jordan Hailey
  • Vibes/Piano
  • Eli Porter


  • Evan Wheeler


  • Rose Barnes


  • Avram Silverstein       
  • Thank you all for auditioning for Hale Jazz. If you have any questions/concerns please e-mail me at dsrowe@seattleschools.org