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.)

THREE SIMPLE STEPS TO MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION:

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!

Best,

The NHHS Music Boosters

Dan Rowe in action!
Seeking volunteers to help this Thursday, Nov. 8, for Hale Jazz Night!
  • 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.
Jen Barron set up the following signup form. Check it out and reach out to her if you have any questions at wannabefolkie@gmail.com
We ask that any items donated be labeled with nuts, nut free, gluten free, etc. so we can accommodate all diets.
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!
Thanks for your help! It takes a village.
Best,
Tracy

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.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805054eadaf22a57-thurs4

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.

Best,
Tracy

Eat Dinner @ Chipotle, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 5-9 p.m.!

Easy, FUN way to support our growing music program!

Make dinner a selfless act simply by eating at Chipotle! Proceeds will be donated to Nathan Hale Music (band, orchestra, jazz, choir).

WHAT/WHEN/WHERE: Eat @ Chipotle on Tuesday, October 16, 5-9 p.m. at Northgate Mall (401 NE Northgate Way, Suite 1119)

*Be sure to tell cashier that you want your purchase to support Nathan Hale Music.

THANKS for your participation and helping to spread the word!

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Tonight at 7 p.m.: Welcome Meeting for All Music Families

Hi, everyone! Just a friendly reminder to stop by the school tonight to meet our most wonderful music teachers and the new volunteer board members of our Music Boosters. We want to welcome all music families to another great year of orchestra, band, choir, and jazz, answer any questions you might have, and let you know how you can get involved and help make our program the best it can be.

What: Welcome Night for All Music Families

When: Tonight! Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7-8 p.m.

Where: Nathan Hale Band Room (park in the teachers’ lot and enter the doors on the west side of the building)

Thanks! We’re still working on refining this year’s email list, so apologies in advance if you are mistakenly included in this list.

Best,
Tracy

All Music Families Invited!

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend a welcome meeting for all families of band, orchestra, and jazz students. You’ll have a chance to hear what’s planned for the music program this year and meet the teachers and volunteers who make it happen. Come! It will be fun!

We confirmed the new details:

What: Welcome Night for All Music Families

When: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7-8 p.m.

Where: Nathan Hale Band Room

Fun, Easy Volunteer Opportunity!

Hello Drama and Music Boosters,
The NHCO will be doing a “packet stuffing ” this Friday (Sept. 7) at 9am in the library. This packet will go out to all students. If you have a info flyer or donation request letter that you would like to be included , please have your copies (1250) in the library by 9am on Friday. Thanks for any and all participation!
Cindy Klein
NHHS Volunteer Coordinator

 

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

Trumpet:

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

Trombone:

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

Piano/Vibes:

  • Jordan Hailey
  • Vibes/Piano
  • Eli Porter

Guitar:

  • Evan Wheeler

Bass:

  • Rose Barnes

Drums:

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